or Connect
EpicSki › Ski Equipment and Resorts  › Ski Gear › Alpine Skis › Deep Snow & Powder Skis › 2012 Rossignol S7 Ski

2012 Rossignol S7 Ski


Pros: Easy to turn on and off piste

Cons: Floppy on piste, especially at speed.

I had been meaning to buy a pair of these last season but we had a dearth of snow in the Alps.  This year has seen spectacular dumps of powder early season, lots of sun in mid-season and we're finishing out on yet more powder dumps. They came in at just over 800 dollars and mounted with marker griffon bindings.

For background:  I had only 11 weeks skiing up to 2009 (sking 168cm carvers mostly) but have skied the full three seasons (skiing almost every day) since then in Chamonix.  Beginning the first season on 174 scratchs, moving to a 178 S3 last season and to the 188 S7 this past season.


The S7 was a little daunting out of the box, both length and width.  A little less so placed on the snow.  But when you start to ski them for the first time they turn almost effortlessly on piste.  When you get to powder the extra length that was in the air on piste touches snow and just floats the ski which take off!  Easy as pie to turn in deep powder with only minimal unweighting required.  I've skied all the pistes (groomers) in Chamonix on these and, as has been mentioned elsewhere, at speed the front rocker wobbles about as it's making no ground contact.  It looks disconcerting but caused me no issue.  I presume the back rocker does it too but I never looked! 


Off-piste in the bowls and around the valley the ski shines in powder and is manageable in bumps though perhaps a bit long.


Overall I love them and rarely ski my S3s anymore.


Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test: Chamonix

Number of Runs: 100+

Snow Conditions: Deep fresh powder-frozen bumps and everything between

Demo or Own: own


Tester Info:


Age: 44

Height/Weight: 5'7" 182lb

Ski Days/Season:

Years Skiing: 12

Aggressiveness: Aggressive(Driver) 

Current Quiver:  S3, S7

Home Area: Chamonix

Preferred Terrain: off-piste, trees


2012 Rossignol S7 Ski

Rossignol's S7 floats and turns better, and skis easier thanks to its unique design, called Amptek. Professional big mountain skiers and once struggling intermediates agree, the S7 is revolutionary in its ability to make powder skiing easier, more fun and more dynamic. AmpTek combines traditional and reverse camber to deliver more versatility, rebound, boost and ease-of-use than conventional skis. The traditional camber underfoot delivers power, energy and edge grip under foot where you need it most. The reverse camber "rocker" at the tip and tail delivers more flotation, easier steering and more forgiveness. The sidecut of the ski uses Rossignol's Reverse sidecut technology, a spatula tip and pin tail with regular sidecut directly under the foot. Combining Amptek and Reverse Sidecut Technologies; Rossignol has created the perfect powder tool for any skier who have a fetish for skiing the deep. The 195cm or, as riders call it,"The Super 7", has a wider waist (117mm) and metal laminates in the construction. Graphic Inspired by Caia Koopman. 10% Piste / 90% Off Piste

Lengths168, 178, 188
Turn Radius17.5 m
Core MaterialWood
Binding SystemNo
Recommended UsePowder
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2012
Binding Included
Binding Type
Recommended Binding
Recommended use
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
EpicSki › Ski Equipment and Resorts  › Ski Gear › Alpine Skis › Deep Snow & Powder Skis › 2012 Rossignol S7 Ski