Last winter, our crew took to the mountains and tested 97 pairs of the prototype skis, 20 of the latest snowboards, and a handful of accessories in a full range of conditions, including ice, man-made, groomed trails, and powder. We whittled down the entrants to the ski selections you see here (and snowboards here).
Line Influence 105
BEST FOR ALL MOUNTAIN
These take serious effort to control, but if you're an expert, they're the one-quiver ski you've been dreaming of. With a 105mm waist, the Influences can handle more than a foot of powder. With radical sidecut, rocker tip, and metal construction, they snap off turns with the best. [$700; lineskis.com]