Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.66 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.63 / 5
Crud performance: 3.31 / 5
Forgiveness: 4.00 / 5
If you buy this ski, your days as an Aspiring Expert might be numbered. Made from a new women-specific mold, the Cloud 7 has three flex zones. Soft tips and tails execute controlled arcs with the slightest ankle roll, and a stiffer center holds up at speed. The result is a ski that's both forgiving and strong- and will grow with you as you improve. "Will transform the misguided beginnings of a turn into a solid, stable, complete arc," said Sheinberg.
Quick learners who want a ski to grow into
Off-piste, where soft tips can feel squirrely