11 skis that really float.
Smaller brands build great skis. We set out to find the best.
We spent last week at Aspen Highlands testing next year's boutique and indie brand skis. Reps from some of the companies gave us an on-camera rundown of what they have coming for winter 2011-12. Here are the videos.
These top 16 skis by independent ski brands were best in show at our indie ski test—and are built for the whole mountain.
Four small ski manufacturers share their favorites
Dozens of new ski companies have sprouted in the last decade. Are they making good skis? Last spring, we went to Aspen to find out. The answer is yes, and here are our favorites.