Atomic Ritual

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BEST FOR: Race-inspired power in a big-mountain charger.

THE TEST: Here’s a rockered ski with edging guts. We found the Ritual effortless to pivot around in soft snow, but with camber, wood, vertical sidewalls, and metal (in the belly of the ski), there’s tons of power here, too. Although it doesn’t make a perfect tip-to-tail carve, it does lay down power turns on hard snow. “Lightweight feel, and easy to mix up the turn shape and terrain,” said one tester.

THE VERDICT: A fun powder ski with some serious chutzpah. 130/103/121

Brand: Atomic $879

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