Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.70 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.52 / 5
Crud performance: 3.16 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.82 / 5
The Eos, like all of Blizzard’s ’09-’10 powder skis, sports a new tip shape designed to let you steer it through powder—as opposed to it steering you. Which could be why some testers had to coerce it to hook up on groomed. But stomp on it, and the Eos will exhibit raw power: carving through crud like a Sawzall, then spitting you out, smiling and a little shaken, at the bottom. Short turns? Nah. Novices? No way. But when the storm breaks, the Eos is ready. “For the girl who opens it up,” said Barnes.