La Sportiva Hi5 Alpine Touring Ski - $599.21

The early morning tours are easier when a storm plasters the backcountry with two feet of fresh, because then your La Sportiva Hi5 Alpine Touring Ski cruises uphill and floats like a charging gunboat on the snow-blinding downhill. Built for choking storm-day laps, untouched bluebird bowls, and the biggest brag-worthy lines of your home range, the Hi5 provides the size and shape to track it all up one step ahead of the old, dirty cores. Its skinny weight certainly helps as you cut a fresh track up into the alpine, and its flat tails lend utility during ski mountaineering and snow pack assessment. - $599.21