Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 2.85 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.09 / 5
Crud performance: 2.98 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.31 / 5
Look carefully at the dimensions. If you’re not actually carving turns (not naming names here) or at least dead-set on finally learning to, look elsewhere, because the Cross Ti’s talents will be lost on you. But if you live to tip and rip, the shapeliest ski in the category lives up to expectations. It hooks up greedily, hugs the snow with metal-laminate suppleness, and then finishes every turn with best-in-class rebound across the fall line. “Flex and sidecut work together to make magic,” said Lewis.