The Salomon QST 106 2023 Ski is the master of all skis. Smooth taper into the tips, just the right amount of heft around the middle, and purposeful blunted tails. They’re elegant and directional, meant to balance the demands for fun and practicality in a snow sliding device. They’re lightweight and highly technical, but use a blend of natural materials like cork and flax fiber to counterbalance the carbon and ABS that could lead to a twitchy feel when left alone. They’re a perfect synergy of art and science, nature and artifice, and the smooth S turns they leave across snow-swept landscapes are a testament to the success of the synergy.