If your objective with skiing is to go as light as possible without sacrificing even a bit of the ability to rail turns like your alpine gear, then look no further. Salomon’s MTN Explore 95 is the carving, floating, smile-inducing ripper designed to charge in any terrain. A 3D Full Woodcore construction reinforces the ski where it’s needed and drops weight in superfluous areas that could use a trim, reducing swing weight and mass on the way up. The core is wrapped in a pre-preg CFX Superfiber that runs tip to tail, enhancing power transfer and minimizing the amount of core material needed to create a strong and damp ski. Total Edge Reinforcement above the edges is sandwiched within the core to reduce chatter, thus creating a more confident edge hold along the entire length of the ski. An ABS-Reinforced Koroyd tip further increases surface-area-to-weight ratio and deadens impacts to create a lighter ski that tracks through crud like a meaty plank. The tip and tail employ a five-point tapering tactic, called Hook Free Taper, designed to increase the smooth performance in soft snow and tracking precision in less than ideal conditions. With substantial new-school shaping influenced by Salomon’s alpine line, the MTN Explore 95 doesn’t mess around when the skis get pointed back down the fall-line.
Update 2018/19 – Just a topsheet change with pretty new graphics.
|Lengths (cm)||169, 177, 184|
|Weight (pair)||2760g 
|Turn Radius||17m 
|Skin Fix||Round tip, flat tail|
|Profile||Rocker tip, camber underfoot, flat tail|
|Shape||Round tip, medium-turn radius, slightly tapered tail|
|Construction||Superfiber sandwichs with mini sidewalls|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||All-mountain skiing, traveling to parts unknown|
|Notes||Burly enough for resort skiing|
|Bottom Line||All around crusher for either Hemisphere|