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8 Skis Our Editors Love

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During the industry’s fat infatuation of the past couple seasons, I forgot an incredibly important fact of life. Narrower all-mountain skis are rad.…

During the industry’s fat infatuation of the past couple seasons, I forgot an incredibly important fact of life. Narrower all-mountain skis are rad. Sure, I want to ski powder, but more often then not, I’m skiing bumps, trees, groomers, and chop. On the right pair of skis, like the 88-millimeter-underfoot Brahma, non-pow conditions can be seriously enjoyable. With slight tip rocker and a relatively tight turn radius, the Brahma is quick and nimble yet incredibly powerful on edge. It’s perfect for everyday skiing between storms. Plus, I’m convinced if I buy a narrow ski, it’ll snow…a lot. [$800, blizzard-ski.com] — Kevin Luby, Skiing Magazine senior editor

My ideal waist width is 95-100mm. Skis in that range generally can rip groomers while still hold their own in all but the deepest pow. And what…

My ideal waist width is 95-100mm. Skis in that range generally can rip groomers while still hold their own in all but the deepest pow. And what better ski than the one that made our Gear Guide cover. After all, it made the cover for a reason. [$750, lineskis.com] — Ryan Dionne, Skiing Magazine digital brand manager

Despite how fun it is to build a diverse quiver of skis, I'm always still looking for the one do-it-all model. The Annex 98, with its versatile…

Despite how fun it is to build a diverse quiver of skis, I’m always still looking for the one do-it-all model. The Annex 98, with its versatile hardpack-and-pow-friendly waist width and the perfect dose of maneuverability-enhancing tip rocker—not to mention optional precut climbing skins—just might be the ticket. [$840; k2skis.com] — Sam Bass, Skiing Magazine editor-in-chief

Yes, carving is cool. And this ski is built for it. But it's also built for other things, too, like modest pow and bumps. (Yes, we think those are…

Yes, carving is cool. And this ski is built for it. But it’s also built for other things, too, like modest pow and bumps. (Yes, we think those are cool too.) [$699, nordicausa.com] — Kim Beekman, Skiing Magazine contributing editor

This women's ski is made for women who like to charge, but has the responsiveness and maneuverability to keep the ride fun and agile. From steeps to…

This women’s ski is made for women who like to charge, but has the responsiveness and maneuverability to keep the ride fun and agile. From steeps to groomers to bumps, these skis are dialed in. [$825, volkl.com] — Keri Bascetta, Skiing Magazine photo editor

Sometimes ya just want a carving ski to noodle around on, and this is it. It’s priced like an entry-level wimpy ski, but it skis like an…

Sometimes ya just want a carving ski to noodle around on, and this is it. It’s priced like an entry-level wimpy ski, but it skis like an intermediate-to-advanced carver. And at $475 (with binding), it’s cheap enough to take out during those early-season and late-season conditions when coverage is sparse. [$475, head.com] — Ryan Dionne, Skiing Magazine digital brand manager

Rossi's new air tip—a honeycomb pattern in the tip and tail—really works. It lightens the skis for better maneuverability and pivotability. We want…

Rossi’s new air tip—a honeycomb pattern in the tip and tail—really works. It lightens the skis for better maneuverability and pivotability. We want this as a touring ski. [$800, rossignol.com] — Sam Berman, Skiing Magazine contributing editor

I’ve been an Indie Ski Test tester the last two years and each time, I’ve had a brief, but intense encounter with this ski. 96mm under foot and…

I’ve been an Indie Ski Test tester the last two years and each time, I’ve had a brief, but intense encounter with this ski. 96mm under foot and lightweight, sidewall construction makes this ski not only bouncy and nimble, but also smooth and just right. I love her. She doesn’t just tease, she delivers, and I want her for my own. [$899, hartskis.com] — Jessi Hackett, Skiing Magazine contributing editor