Some skis feature tech for tech’s sake, but these 5 strike a balance between novel and practical
improvements that will elevate your turns all over the mountain.
Best Skis For: Big Mountain
Anima Black Crows
Not a ski for the faint of quadriceps, the Anima provides control and confidence when charging steep, unpredictable lines. A shapely 115mm waist with a refined double rocker conceals carbon and Kevlar strips for a primo mix of stability and light weight. Expert freeskiers will love the rip-and-roll feel underfoot, while missing nothing on the last-lift frontside run. [$890; black-crows.com]
Best Skis For: All Mountain
Kore 87 Head
A true one-ski quiver for any trip, the Kore 87 may seem a bit skinny underfoot, but it delivers fat dividends for skiers seeking a light, nimble ride through most any resort terrain. Credit that control…