OnTheSnow tested the Blizzard X8 as part of its men’s Frontside Category and awarded it an Editors’ Choice honor.

Construction for Blizzard's X8 echoes a durable race-ski, sandwich sidewall layup, but the wider waist adds all-mountain versatility. Testers awarded the 81-mm-waisted ski the highest scores in both carving and stability, commenting that: “This ski demands strength but rewards with GS power as it holds and releases with ease,” says Smid. “I enjoy the all-mountain-meets-race-ski feel.”

Check out the FULL REVIEW for more about why testers love this ski, or click NEXT at bottom right to continue the countdown.