The Rossignol Bandit B2 Alpine Ski is a mid-fat that'll get you where you're going on any mountain—from the East Coast to the Cascades. The B2 will float through pow when you're out West and carve the clear blue ice of the East. If you hit a few bumps along the way, it'll suck those up too. Plenty of sidecut lets you roll the B2 over and stand on it for a powerful carve. Rossignol's Free Absorber technology increases ski-to-snow contact, so you'll feel a smooth, solid arc devoid of chatter. An aluminum insert in the tip of the ski, which Rossignol calls Shark Nose technology, increases torsional rigidity for more control at high speeds. This allows the ski to blast through the chopped snow without being deflected. When you have the urge to explore the trees or hit up some steeps, the B2 is ready with ABS sidewalls and thick continuous edges. Should you traverse over a scree field or stomp on a stump, injuring your skis will be the farthest thing from your mind. Instead, you'll be thinking about how much fun you're having off the groomers.
Bottom Line: Float the pow in the morning, blast the chop in the afternoon and carve groomers until the last chair.