[Best all-around] When 90 percent of our test crew argues over who gets to ride a certain ski, we know we’ve found excellence. The Wailer handled all kinds of snow better than most skis we’ve ever tested. Verdict? We’re giving this wood core and carbon, 99-milimeter-waisted, “all-around play machine” our top prize for its versatility, durability, tourability, and chargeability both in-bounds and in the backcountry. It’s worth the price and weight. $1,249; 7 lbs. (184); 168 , 176, 184, 192 (126-99-110 for all); dpsskis.com
See our November issue for the full review.