The Verdict gets a facelift for 2013/2014 and the latest model scored its highest marks for versatility. "This ski has a good blend of capabilities for an All-Mountain ski if your resorts gets lots of snow," said Dittmar, a Utah native. "It's bred for powder, but it's no slouch in bumps or on the groomers." The Verdict still has a race-like construction, including Black Diamond’s 3D metal sandwich construction, which combines Titanal sheets, lightweight paulownia wood and tapered sidewalls. A 100-millimeter waist plus tip and tail rocker add flotation and maneuverability, while three visible ribs increase torsional stiffness. "It likes going fast but not turning fast," Gaudet said. "It's a good shape for varying conditions."