BEST FOR: Blue ice in Vermont.
THE TEST: To do well in this category, a ski needs to turn cleanly on hardpack while excelling off-trail. The Magnum 8.0 TI hit both those notes—hard. It was unwavering at speed, and the 17-meter sidecut radius allows for slalom or super-G turns.
THE VERDICT: An all-speed cruiser best on-piste. 122/80/107