NORDICA LA NIÑA
Nordica's brand-new women's-specific La Niña is a monster ski intended for serious skiers, but testers found that even the 185 and 193cm lengths were forgiving. The right combination of aggressive rocker and camber underfoot, paired with a woodcore that's 25 percent lighter than its male counterpart, allows it to float high in the fluff, but still be snappy in the glades. Said Powder's reviewer, "The high-rise tip and tail rocker made me believe I was a powder ninja, maneuvering through the trees and launching airs without worry."
Best For: Expertly charging every side of the mountain
Overall: 3.72 | Float: 4.13 | Stability: 4.07
Length (cm): 169,177,185,193
Tip/Waist/Tail (mm): 143-113-132
Buy It ($750 at nordica.com)