Hard charging, super shredding ladies of the ski world unite! The mountain crushing 2018 Volkl Aura is here to be put to the test. The Aura has long been regarded for its stable carving, confidence at speed and split personality. Before growing up to become one the most sought after all mountain skis on the hill, The Volkl Aura spent time developing itself under the wing of its big brother, the Mantra. The Aura borrows many cues from its brother, including the Multi-Layer Woodcore, built into a full sidewall construction for optimal durability and edge grip. A full Titanal laminate greatly increases stability on firm snow and reduces vibration in all conditions. This metal laminate also adds torsional rigidity and dampness to the skis to cut down on deflection in bumpy or variable snow. The Aura features moderate taper and a full rocker profile for effortless turning and enhanced soft snow performance. These skis are just as happy, and just as skilled, on ten day old corduroy as on ten inches of freshly powder. If you are looking for one pair of skis to rule them all, or at least to carve past your ultra-competitive sibling, then the 2018 Volkl Aura better be on your short list.