4FRNT's White Room is the Santa's Workshop of the ski industry a magical place where hard working elves turn out the best toys that we get all worked up about come cold weather. All the BB guns, toboggans, and video game consoles in the world aren't as much fun as the Raven, though, a mountain crushing and touring ready ski built to handle variable conditions, charge chop, and plunder pow. With a skinnier waist than the Renegade and Hoji, the Raven comes in at 102mm, and as a result boasts a quick and snappy 23m turn radius, so you can tech your way through tight couloirs but still punch it when things open up. The full flat camber and tapered tip and tail give the Raven edginess on hardpack and a smooth, hook free feel in soft snow, and make it easy to pull the skis around in tight spots so you feel like you're skiing them, not the other way around. You wouldn't expect a touring friendly ski to have any metal in it and, sure enough, the Raven skips out on heavy and damp titanium layers in favor of lighter, nimbler, and more energetic carbon. This adds some strength and stability to the agile and lightweight Indi Block maple and aspen core, giving the ski better uphill performance so your hip flexors won't be shredded like pulled pork by the time you hit the top of your line. 4FRNT also laid down its famous Vibe Veil dampening laminate to cut out chatter when you hit patches of hardpack, and built the Raven with a semi cap construction, which combines the edginess of a sandwich with the lightness of a full cap, so you have your cake and shred it, too.