The cult ski that spawned a slew of imitators gathered medals again, proving that newer isn’t always better. The now classic powder design—rockered spoon tip, cambered midbody, rockered pintail—that transformed technique is still at the top of the game, earning No. 1 in Forgiveness, Quickness, and the all-important Overall Impression. Its loose, easy feel makes it maneuverable through tight trees, eager to tip on edge, and accessible to a variety of skill levels. An all-wood core with carbon fibers makes it lightweight and strong. “Effortless strength and speed,” said a tester.