Volkl M5 Mantra Skis

We’ve read the reviews on the web for Volkl M5 Mantra Skis and summarize the results below:

Universal Rankings

Peak Score: 93 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.8 stars   
Expert Rating 4.3 stars 

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Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • A playful ski that can do anything
  • Poppy, precise and very solid at any speed
  • The most fun all-mountain ski you can buy
  • A ton of energy in the ski
  • Appropriate for advanced intermediate skiers on up
  • Ski is unflappable, even on hard snow
  • No tip chatter, very stable at speed
  • Edgehold is tremendous

Expert Reviews

  • The power and playfulness really standout
  • Awesome ski for that expert level skier who is just looking for versatility
  • Very easy to ski, especially compared to previous models
  • It skis the bumps nice and smooth and has good float in powder
  • On the groomers, it rails a turn and is super easy to get on to edge

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Not good for smearing turns
  • Not for beginning intermediate skiers
  • Ski can be harder to control at low speeds

Expert Reviews

  • Requires the skier to put a lot of energy into their turns


The Volkl M5 Mantra is a lightweight high performance ski that does very well in all snow conditions. Recent updates have made the ski even more playful and agile.

Product Updates:

Modified construction has significantly reduced the ski weight, allowing for less skier fatigue. There is less rocker and more camber, resulting in a more playful ski.

User rankings were reviewed on Evo, Ski Pass, and Peak Ski Shop. Expert rankings were reviewed on Snow Magazine, Skis.com, and Ski Magazine