BEST FOR: “Big turns in soft snow,” as one tester put it.
THE TEST: Salomon skis tend to be loose and easy to whip around, with a sweet spot as big as France. But what surprised us about the brand new Q 115 was the power it delivered. There’s rocker but also a burly laminated wood core paired with big weight savings in the tip and tail. 139/115/131
THE VERDICT: Testers praised the Q 115 for top-end speed and instantaneous response.
TURNING PlEASURE: 4