How many days a year do you actually need to be on a ski fatter than 100 millimeters underfoot? Five? These so-called skinny skis were perfectly wide for skiing powder 10 years ago. Do you really want to clomp around on those clankers when it’s dust on crust and we’re skiing a hot zipper lap? The best part about these skis is that most of them come with metal—you won’t find floppy Donkey Ball Rocker here—which means they’re going to make some actual turns, and make them fast. And fast is fun. These sticks are going to get you into trouble. And getting into trouble? Also fun. —John Clary Davies

Atomic Vantage 100 CTI

Scott Sagebrush

Nordica Enforcer

Volkl Mantra

Head Monster 98

Blizzard Bonafide

Fischer Ranger 98 Ti

Dynastar Cham 2.0 97

Icelantic Pioneer

4FRNT KYE 95

Scott Punisher 95

K2 Pinnacle 95

Stockli Stormrider 95

Kastle FX 95 HP