Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.25 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.68 / 5
Crud performance: 3.71 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.50 / 5
K2, at the forefront of pushing women's skis wider, again proved itself game for the powder-queen challenge. The only winning ski made from a women-specific mold, the Phat Luv's low tip and lightweight cap construction smears snow smoothly underfoot, making it stable and forgiving. Testers found it stiff, which cost points in Flotation but earned them in Rebound. "Floats in pow, cuts through chopped pow, and turns great on hardpack," said Dawson.
Honda drivers: not fancy, just well-built
Sucking up bumps or turning in tight trees