Nordica Conquer XBI CT (2012)
**Review courtesy of our sister publication SKI Magazine.** The Conquer medaled last year in our Hard-Snow category, which is where this year' s testers felt it should have stayed. "All-mountain carver," they called it. But let' s face it: Not everyone gets to live in Utah. For the less fortunate East Coasters, it' s an ideal all-mountain ski. It' s precise and demanding, responsive and quick, and it dives straight down the fall line. It' s stable, too, lending its driver the confidence to truck at pass-pulling speeds. "Super-quick edge to edge," said Humes.