Volkl Mantra Skis - Men's - 2012/2013 - $549.93

Equally adept at floating high in powder and carving trenches in corduroy, the Volkl Mantras might be the only skis you'll need. Built for days that take you all over the mountain, the Volkl Mantra skis excel on variable terrain, and they'll hold their own on powder days. Mantra is designed to be quick and responsive across all terrain and in all conditions; its 98mm waist offers excellent flotation for enjoying deep powder. Sensorwood core consists of vertically laminated poplar and beech woods, providing responsive, powerful turning and torsional rigidity. 2 titanium sheets increase torsional resistance and damp vibrations without adding cumbersome weight. Slight rise in the tips makes it easy to start turning and offers forgiving stability in crud, and standard camber underfoot enhances maneuverability on groomed runs. 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 construction excels when skiing forward and gives you the option of riding switch if you need. Base or topsheet color may vary from online photo. Requires bindings with wide brakes. - $549.93