1.HEAD MOJO 80 ($600; head.com)
X Games medalist Jon Olsson came up with the ninja-style graphics.
2. SALOMON FOIL ($695; salomonsports.com)
A hybrid of Salomon’s Teneighty and Pocket Rocket skis, the Foil turns like a park ski but is wide enough (82 mm underfoot) to handle powder and crud.
3. LINE INVADER ($450; lineskis.com)
This affordable twin tip is perfectly symmetrical from tip to tail for easy switch skiing.
4. ARMADA AR5 ($510; armadaskis.com)
Thanks to a new dual-wood core, Armada’s trademark ski is even snappier this year.
5. ROSSIGNOL SCRATCH FS ($549; rossignol.com)
Rossi’s best-selling twin tip has a smaller footprint than last year’s model.
6. DYNASTAR CRICHTON PRO MODEL ($650; dynastar.com)
Twenty-two-year-old rising star Dave Crichton asked Dynastar to stiffen his skis’ tails for more speed (and thus bigger air) in the pipe.
7. K2 PUBLIC ENEMY ($500; k2skis.com)
With more shape and sidecut than an ordinary twin tip, the Enemy is the best all-mountain ski in this lineup.
8. 4FRNT STL($550; 4frnt.com)
Designed by Aspen-based new-schooler Steele Spence, the STLs weigh in at a scant 7.2 pounds per pair.