BEST FOR: Making effortless powder turns and avoiding groomers.
THE TEST: Our testers bobbed happily above the snow like corks in a cruise-ship hot tub. Credit goes to the 125-millimeter waist and lightweight, backcountry-friendly BD construction. The turning radius isn’t tight by a long shot—a trait you’ll love if you ski breakable crust. “Love the big radius, which seems to be lacking in a lot of powder skis these days,” said one tester.
THE VERDICT: In a word, unsinkable. In sidecountry or during a big powder day on the hill, you don’t think about carving much. Look here if you want to supersize your backcountry setup or you’re in the market for a ski than can handle even the most treacherous sunbaked snow. 151/125/131