Forgiving is the single best word to describe the Groundhog. Whether skiing over bumps or down groomers, this Utah-built ski is extremely easy to turn, even if you're off-balance. There's a reason for that: vacuum molding technology, a manufacturing process that lets materials bond more naturally, creating a larger sweet spot than in traditionally built skis. [$949; rampsports.com]
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