Testers clamored for a chance to try 4FRNT’s Hoji. In fact, the Hoji may have amassed more scores than any other ski at our test this year. The second iteration of Eric Hjorleifson’s pro model is slightly stiffer than the first. “It takes a bit to come alive,” advised one tester. “Definitely recommended for expert skiers who ski big mountains.” It’s a directional ski that testers commonly described with adjectives like “playful,” “fun,” “surfy” and “responsive.” Whether you’re shredding pow, navigating glades or touring to your favorite backcountry hut, let Hoji be your guide.