"If it snowed last night, reach for this ski," said Mahon. "It smears, skids but most of all floats." The JJ features Armada's EST Freeride Rocker—combining tip and tail rocker with traditional camber underfoot—plus a five-dimensional sidecut and a backcountry-friendly ultra-light core. "Can bounce around a bit in the crud, but this is a solid performer for a big mountain powder ski," said Sutton. The AK JJ, available only in one size (195 cm), shares a similar footprint, though is stiffer and longer for straight-lining big lines.