Black Diamond Zealot Ski - $467.40

Without getting too preachy, it's hard not to tout the improvements that Black Diamond has made to its Zealot Ski over the past two seasons. Last year saw the addition of a rockered tip (kudos, BD), and thanks to its new metal laminate and sidewall construction, the 2011/12 model promises to deliver even more performance. Whether you decide to ski it alpine or tele, in bounds or out, you'll appreciate the Zealot's unmatched stability and enhanced durability as you embark on your mission to slay those big, intimidating lines. - $467.40