Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.76 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.66 / 5
Crud performance: 2.78 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.41 / 5
When multiple test cards come back with "butter" as the operative metaphor, you know you've got a smooth ride. The Conquer's back this year with a new construction and upgraded binding, improving rebound and edge control. The result is one of the most versatile powder skis out there: It'll float through the fluff and then crank clean, tight turns on cord, past other wide rides skidding back to the lift. Thackeray said, "I'd love this for an all-around ski."
Deep Wasatch days: Its waist is narrow.