This is an odd collection of skis with little in common except one, all-important possession: power steering. They turn so easily you’d swear they’re reading your intentions before you signal them.

To dig a little deeper into the oddities, our top two picks are ultra-pricey and sparsely distributed, unlikely selections for the weekend skier who’s lucky to get in 20 days a season. Our third pick is really a Power ski but it’s so sublimely intuitive we logged it in the Finesse column. We round out the field with 3 returning models in the mold of more traditional, soft-flexing carvers and wrap up with a model with an off-trail baseline and pedigree that happens to handle its business on groomers.