Best All-Mountain Ski
M6 Mantra

Traditionally the Mantra has been a particularly demanding ride, promising big returns on precision and performance for skiers with the know-how to keep up. This new version is so compelling because it offers comparable function to other technically capable freeride skis with a much lower barrier of entry.

It rides all of the gnarly terrain that made the Mantra series so beloved in the first place, but won’t punish you if you’re not an expert.

This sixth version of the Mantra isn’t just an exciting new release from Völkl, it’s earning high accolades as one of the best men’s all-mountain skis on the market.

The M6 scales the the size of its internal titanal sheet in correlation with the length of the ski–meaning that bigger, heavier skiers (or those who prefer a longer, stiffer ski) will have more metal. This may seem a minor detail on paper, but it fundamentally changes the feel of the ski depending specifically on your body and your preferences.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.9

Things we like:

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    A more lively and accessible take on the Mantra series
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    Much more forgiving than previous versions
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    Top contender for men’s all-mountain of the year

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSkiers who want the maxed out stiffness of older versions need a longer ski
  • check-markUpper end of the all-mountain price spectrum

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Specs & Features

  • Precision Carbon Tips
  • Tailored Titanal Frame
  • 3D Radius Sidecut
  • Multilayer Woodcore
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Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.9

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    A more lively and accessible take on the Mantra series
  • check-mark
    Much more forgiving than previous versions
  • check-mark
    Top contender for men’s all-mountain of the year

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSkiers who want the maxed out stiffness of older versions need a longer ski
  • check-markUpper end of the all-mountain price spectrum

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