BEST FOR GROOMED TERRAIN

Aggressive skiers may miss the pop that a ski built with camber provides, but most will love the way the fully rockered V-Werks make arcing down corduroy effortless: Just put the skis on edge and they come around. The key is materials: A mix of aramid, carbon fiber, and metal makes the skis light and stiff, and capable of holding turns without rattling. [$1,575 (with bindings); volkl.com]