The skis arrived to my home in the Oklahoma Panhandle just as it finished snowing 8-10". As soon as I could open the boxes with the X-Adventure Blade Raid skis and the X-Adventure Raid boots and poles [SAL0103], I skied from my house, across the street through the golf course, through the park around a lake, and all around the airport and back. This was a 3 mile trip with some rolling and some steep hills, and was some of the most fun I have ever had. The skis handled great uphill, and smooth and fast downhill. They turn great, too. I would recommend an X-Adventure setup to anyone wanting to have fun in all snow conditions, across flat and undulating terrain.