BEST FOR POWDER

Instead of adding a sheet of metal to beef up the Automatic, Atomic inserted titanium strips into a hollowed-out wood core. The result is a ski solid enough to land the biggest jumps and light enough to be playful on the bumps. Though a bit too lethargic for the trees, tip and tail rocker lets the 117mm skis handle the deepest powder easily. [$750; evo.com]