Gear Review: Black Diamond Current Ski

This ski cannot be overpowered.

[ski mountaineer’s choice]

“No matter how hard I pushed this ski, I couldn’t overpower it,” says one of our most aggressive testers after climbing 13,441-foot-high Apache Peak in Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness and then jump-turning down a 45-degree couloir. Testers found it stable and easy to edge. “Tour all day, and then sit back, relax, and let this one run,” says one tester. $699; 7 lbs. (176); 158 (115/86/104), 167 (116/86/105), 176 (118/86/106), 185 (119/86/107);