Fatter underfoot than the K2 (below) by 7mm, the Aurora delivers off-piste versatility without sacrificing edge control. Credit goes to the Aurora's beefy wood core and titanium construction, and Marker's new iPT WideRide binding design, which sends more power to the edges of fatter skis. "It held, even on super-hard snow," said one of our female testers after a few laps on early-morning boilerplate at Taos. 128/85/112; volkl.com
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