best things i ever put on my feet, handles everything well if not superbly. just got back from 3 Valleys in French Alps and did not feel like I needed any other ski, whether is was sneaking out of bounds and taking a whole day to ski back to a trail, or barrelling down the groomers to get back to the condo. yeah, they don't float exactly like a TRUE powder ski, but do a damn good job and are very maneuverable in any type of snow. chop doesn't stand a chance, and tolerates big drops and hits to hidden boulders very well. super stable at high speed, almost felt like they begged for more. For those with questions on bindings for these skis - Salomon STH 14 on mine, awesome, solid, reliable with release when you expect/need it. Did not try Marker Griffen, but felt very plastic-y in shop. Am sure all would be fine. again, awesome ski to handle anything extremely well if all you can have is 1 set of skis.