BEST FOR: Everyday skiers.
THE TEST: Prostrate yourself before the highest-scoring ski ever to emerge from our annual test. For its redesigned Super 7, Rossignol found the perfect balance of rocker (upturned tip and tail), camber (underfoot for edge hold), and taper (for easy turn entry and exit). All that and it cut the weight by 25 percent, thanks to unique Air Tip honeycomb inserts and a lightweight paulownia core. It floats as well as any powder ski, pivots at will, and still edges powerfully on hard snow. 140/116/130
THE VERDICT: The most versatile western ski we’ve ever tested.
TURNING PLEASURE: 5