Volkl Kiku Skis - Women's - 2012/2013 - $418.83

Surf untouched snow on the powder-loving, super snappy women's Volkl Kiku skis. These skis were made for the deepest of the deep, the fluffiest of the fluff, and the softest of the soft, but they also transition well onto groomed runs. Superwide 107mm waist gives the Volkl Kiku maximum flotation on epic powder days. Dense wood underfoot provides excellent screw retention; soft poplar wood in the remainder of the ski creates snappy responsiveness. Women-specific wood core also uses lightweight and structurally sound balsa wood, creating a core that's lighter and more flexible than comparable unisex skis. Tough Box construction sheaths the multilayer wood core in composite and fiberglass, promoting resilience and snap. Carbon layer in the bottom of the ski stabilizes ride and enhances durability. Stiff flex zone in front adds stability, and medium flex underfoot offers a smooth transition to the soft tail that aids in turning on groomers and maneuvering in pow. Elongated, low-profile (ELP) rocker creates a gradual rise in the ski from the boot toe toward the tip and from the heel toward the tail. Rocker is high enough to float in deep powder, yet it also creates consistent contact for effective turning when the ski is put on edge. Low tip shape smooths out your ride on the groomed runs and resists diving in soft snow. Vertical sidewalls provide excellent grip, stability and sensitivity. Directional twin-tip design favors skiing forward but lets you ride and land jumps backward. Base or topsheet color may vary from online photo. Requires bindings with wide brakes. - $418.83