Fat skis might be all the rage, but don't discount the value of owning a good pair of frontside skis—there's plenty of fun to be had on piste. Thin enough to reach mach speeds on perfectly groomed slopes, these skis will make just about any average skier feel like a world-class racer and give first time skiers a positive experience as they learn the ropes.

Of all the skis taken for a spin at Snowbird, these five pairs of versatile, fast frontside planks stood out to our testers, earning them a coveted spot on our OnTheSnow Editors' Choice list for 2014 men’s Frontside skis.