The Best New Skis of 2017

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Atomic Backland FR 109

Atomic Backland FR 109

The Backland FR 109's construction — a light wood core with strands of carbon running the length of the ski — elicited playfulness in testers and made it stand out as a forgiving powder king. A rocker curve at the end and a camber arc through the core mean the ski is competent on bumps and around trees and even proficient on harder snow. But the best part? At just $725, it's a bargain. [$725;]

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