This ski makes you feel comfortable from the minute you skate into the lift line. With solid scores across the board, the Vantage grips the groomed like a carver but still has enough width for playing in bumps—and a bit of fluff too. Testers found it easy to lay over and execute crisp, clean arcs, with effortless transitions. It certainly has backbone (Titanium 2.0 to be precise), and some space-age stuff called Carbon Tank Mesh that adds stiffness without weight, but it’s never punishing or overpowering. “Poppy but dependable,” Kennen said.
Strengths: Versatility, Quickness/Maneuverability