Elan 1010 (2010)

Category: Men's Powder Super Wide; Category ranking: No. 9; Average score: 3.13; Balance of skills: 3.1; Best for: Power-carving through deep chop; Not for: A laid-back or lazy attack

Rating: / 5
Price: $875.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 140/110/130

Stability at speed: 3.07 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.07 / 5
Crud performance: 3.83 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.10 / 5

Lots of skis feel great in powder; fewer succeed in broken snow as well. And since the latter is rule more often than exception for most of us, it’s a joy to find a ski that doesn’t just tolerate crud but enjoys it. The 1010, with its fluid yet powerful feel, loves to mach through bumpy stuff and make you look good doing it. To be sure, it’s a big-boy’s ski, and it prefers aggressive input, but it’s not an unrelenting taskmaster, either. “Power to spare, but you don’t have to be on it all the time,” said Larsen.