Sure, everyone wants a quiver of skis, with an option for every condition, but a pair of all-mountain boards, which bust crud, carve groomies, and can still float a little, can be the key to sustained (and not super expensive) happiness. Here are the all-mountain skis that scored highest in our ski test.
Every year, certain skis rise above the rest. So to make it easier for you to find those skis, we've compiled a gallery of reviews of the skis you search for most on our site—including the K2 Backlash, the Line Prophet 100, the Fischer Watea 84, the Dynastar Exclusive Legend, the Armada ARV, and more. Find your 23 favorites of 2010 here.
Skiing Magazine had a chance to ski a few of next year’s skis at the SIA On Snow Demo Days at Winter Park. Due to the huge amount of skis available and the little time we had, we limited ourselves to fat skis. We tested a handful of new, redesigned and carryover models between 95mm and 115mm underfoot. Although certain skis did better in certain conditions, there really wasn't a bad ski among them.