The Gotama is back on our list this year as it continues to perform in the top tier of big-mountain skis. It uses a gradual reverse-camber profile with poplar and beech wood reinforced with carbon to provide a solid foundation. All of that provides a ski that can carve a turn on corduroy as well as it can rip one on a steep and deep face. “An overall charger that handles it all,” said one tester. “One of the best skis at the test.” If big-mountain versatility is what you’re looking for, then give the Gotama a long, hard look.