Head's Big JOY received its highest scores in the Powder Category for stability, which surpassed scores for carving performance. The Big JOY has tip rocker, Intellifibers for tip-vibration absorption and an edge grip-enhancing progressive radius. “This ski can crush the slush or slay softer conditions,” says Fried. “It’s stable and smooth through all turn transitions.”

Check out the FULL REVIEW for more about why testers love this ski.