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M's Pow Wide Skis: 2010

Pow and crud are these skis' natural habitat. But when the clouds won't come, they'll graze the groomed like a ride half their size. Built for experts, and perfect for intermediates learning to surf the deep.

Men's Freeride Skis 2010: thumb

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.

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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.

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W's Cruiser Skis: 2010

You're an expert who demands performance. But you'd prefer to do the driving, thank you very much. These skis are a little less touchy and a little less aggressive than their high-end brethren, but still have plenty of power when you shift into overdrive.

Men's Powder Super Wide Skis: 2010 thumb

M's Pow Super Wide Skis: 2010

At home plundering the Wasatch's deeps, these specialty skis eat powder for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Anything else is just empty calories.

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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.