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Ski Test Outtakes: 2010

Our expert gear testers—World Cuppers, Olympians, top instructors, retailers and SKI staffers—hit the slopes at Deer Valley, Snowbird and Stratton to put more than 200 skis and boots through the ringer...and the trees, pow, bumps, crud and corduroy. To see what passed the test, click on our gear galleries.

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M's Freeride Skis: 2010

Once the weapon of Westerners, midfats can now conquer East Coast ice, too. So no matter your locale, if soft snow is your specialty but you dabble in the groomed, these skis are for you.

Test Roster: 2010

M's Intermediate Skis: 2010

This is your year for a breakthrough, and these are the skis that will show you the way. Gentle and easygoing, yet strong enough to guide you, they bring out your best and forgive your worst. They will make you better—now.

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M's Speed Skis: 2010

Powder days—who needs 'em? You've got a frontside of steep cord to crank on, and the beasts in this section are raring to race. Feel the power. And remember your helmet.