At 115 underfoot, the Fischer Ranger 115 is a smooth ride that shows its pedigree. Fischer’s Air Tec Ti wood core with sandwich sidewall construction makes the ski light and nimble, but doesn’t compromise on the stability of the ski.
A bit of taper and rocker in the tail gives the skier more agility in deep turns, but carbon in the tip keeps the ski damp. The result is a ski stiff enough to feel powerful, but light enough to feel maneuverable. It has edge-to-edge strength to cut turns through sketchy crud, and a perfect ratio of rocker to camber to plane through fields of pow.
The Fischer Ranger 115 is the ski you want in Alaska, or when you’re standing on top of a big, untracked bowl full of powder. If you’re looking for this kind of excellence in an everyday package, pick up the Ranger 108. The Ranger series made Fischer the dad-brand-turned-hip. Like how acid-wash mom jeans are en vogue in Brooklyn.
And Fischer knows how to make skis. They are a legacy ski company founded in 1924 in Austria and one of the largest manufacturers of ski equipment in the world. Fischer is repeatedly on the podium of the World Cup and the Olympics. —Julie Brown