The Salomon QST 118 Skis have the frame of classic pow skis with a wide waist and deep rocker lines in the tip and tail. But the guts are far from typical. Salomon’s unique C/FX laminate blends flax, carbon, and basalt to add tons of lightweight dampening. Add in a titanal layer and a light poplar core and the end result is a beefy charger that handles the steep and deep stuff with ease, but feels surprisingly light and nimble to ride. Take this one for a test drive on a powder day and you’ll become a believer.