Gottaluvit 105 Ti
$850 D: 137-105-121mm R: 16m
This is a reliable ski ideal for a strong but less aggressive skier who likes to keep it on piste but occasionally ventures into the bowls or along the edge of the trees. A metal laminate gives the aspen-paulownia core added structure and durability. “Great construction makes this ski agile and fun to hit bumps and carve turns through powder to groomer,” says Michelle Nicholson. “I could take it anywhere any day. I skied it in tight trees and chunder and it zipped through turns.” If you’re looking to bump up from a lower intermediate ski to something more substantial, consider this one.