Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti Freeride Skis 2022 – 2023 | Review

Scott expands their Pure range of skis to fit in the new Pure Mission 98 Ti, an extremely powerful ski that comes in at an impressively low weight

Why we chose the Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti: Lightweight, zippy, powerful 

Lengths (cm): 170, 177 & 184
Sidecut (mm): 133 / 98 / 199 (177 cm)
Radius: 19m (177 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,850g
Price: £580


This is the all-new Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti. It’s a freeride ski that’s born from the same construction as the Scott Pure Pro 109, a product which stole our hearts during last year’s Mpora Ski 100 selection process. The Pure Mission 98 comes with an all-mountain waist width, while a lightweight titanal sandwich construction keeps the skis nimble yet powerful.

If you’re not aware, the Pure range from Scott was born from the influence of freeride legend, Jeremie Heitz, who was after a range of skis that could stand up to his style of skiing on some of the steepest faces on earth (and not hold him back while he ascended these far-flung peaks).

Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti Build

As with most of the skis that sit in the Pure freeride lineup, a powerful Titanal layer sits at the heart of the Pure Mission 98 Ti. This layer has been specifically shaped and tuned to provide power exactly where it’s needed – and that’s mainly underfoot – while reducing weight where it’s not.

Carbon and Aramid has then been used to give the skis another boost in snappiness with a very slight weight penalty. You can see the carbon and aramid stringers here, stretching out to both the tips and tails. This helps to reduce tip flap considerably.

Taking a quick look at the core, you’ve got a Paulownia core that’s been laminated together with beech stringers to provide a lightweight yet surprisingly damp ride. This whole construction comes in at an impressively low weight of 1,850 grams for the 184 cm length. This makes the skis feel incredibly nimble underfoot, and stops them being a burden when you do decide to take them for a tour well away from the resort. 

A final point on the construction has to be regarding the beefy sidewalls, which run for the whole length of the skis. I’m always glad to see ski manufacturers opting for full sidewalls, over softer cap or semi-cap constructions. A full sidewall basically beefs up the stiffness of the whole ski. Speaking of which…

Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti Flex

The Pure Mission 98Ti surprised the whole Mpora test team in terms of how stiff they were, especially given their low weight. We assumed that it would be a ski that was easily knocked around and deflected at the first sight of chopped up snow, but that wasn’t the case. The skis tracked well, and held their line impressively well.

“Strong advanced – expert skiers would get on with this blend of flex and low weight”

This is largely thanks to that construction, which gives the skis a pretty stiff flex throughout. The tips are fairly soft compared to the rest of the length (to allow for an easier turn initiation), while the rest of the ski remains fairly stiff, especially underfoot. We’d say strong advanced – expert skiers would get on with this blend of flex and low weight – they’re certainly not as demanding as the Pure Pro 109.

Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti Shaping

The Pure Mission 98 tips and tails are shaped pretty similarly to the Pure Pro 109, just obviously scaled down to fit the 98 mm waist underfoot. You’ve got a traditional shape with little tapering, which produces a long turn radius of 21 metres for the 184 cm length we tested.

This features Scott’s Pure Freeride Sidecut, which is essentially an elliptical turn radius, meaning that you’ve got a short turn radius towards the tips with a longer one underfoot and behind the binding. This makes for easy turn initiation at slower speeds, but helps you remain planted at speed when you begin to flex the ski and initiate the longer radius found towards the tips and tails.

A subtle rocker, both in the tips and the tails, has been called on to provide a large effective edge but it’s been done in a way that still delivers floatation and manoeuvrability when you take the skis into the soft stuff. Traditional camber underfoot results in strong edge hold through hard packed and variable snow.

Who Is The Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti For?

So, how does all of this translate to on-snow feel then? Well, we were out in Austria in a real mixed bag of conditions and the Pure Mission 98s performed incredibly well throughout that process (especially when you consider the relatively low weight of 1,830 grams per ski). This weight allowed us to slash and throw the skis around at will, while the strengthened construction meant they could comfortably hold their own throughout a range of snow conditions.

The Pure Mission 98 Ti comes in both a men’s and women’s version (we tested both). The women’s ski retains the same snappy and lightweight characteristics (thanks to that beefy titanal sandwich), with lengths from 160, 168 and 175 to choose from. An outstanding ski. 

What Is The Scott Pure Mission 98 Ti Good At?

Versatility: 9/10
Weight: 8/10
Soft Snow: 8/10

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