Rossignol Soul 7 Ski - $699.95

The idea that one fat ski can serve as your entire quiver isn't a new one, but Rossignol took the ball and ran with it into entirely new territory with the Soul 7. Versatility defines the Soul 7 and drives its unique engineering. Instead of metal, the Soul 7 has lightweight paulownia wood at its core for liveliness and pop. Gone are the heavy, floppy tips you find in most fat, rockered rides; here you'll find a honeycomb structure built into the tip and tail, a touch that drastically reduces swing weight and moves the mass of the ski under your foot for improved stability and edging control. Progressive rocker keeps the tip and tail floating above deep snow, although you'll find that the amount of rocker has been reduced slightly at the tip and more dramatically at the tail. There's no need to adjust your touch or change your approach when faced with new terrain because this ski does the majority of the work. Float through backcountry powder lines, drop hammers on the corduroy, and blast through chewed-up chunder with reckless abandon.With the introduction of the Soul 7, Rossignol has also renamed its rockered, freeride series from the S-series to the 7-series. For those familiar with the S7, the Squad 7, and the Smash 7, the Soul 7 feels similar to the controlled, smoothness of the S7 but has the precise edging and directional control of the S3. True powder snobs will rack the Soul 7 next to a mega-fat pow ski, but for everyone else, this ski is one you can mount with a high-din alpine binding for the resort or a free-heel touring binder for ditching the lift in search of the true soul turns. - $699.95