COVID is pushing more skiers into the backcountry and I'm no exception. I picked these up to be a versatile ski for touring with a lean towards powder performance (why else would I walk myself up the mountain instead of taking a lift). I had these out in the resort at Mt. Baker, WA and was really pleased with how they handled the downhill. Powder, check. Tracked out powder, check. Railing turns on hard groomers, surprisingly, check. Playful tree skiing, check. The only place they may be lacking is straight-lining icy chunder, but they are a light weight touring ski and that's not their intent. After today, I'm even considering getting the non-tour version of these for resort riding.