“This is a woman’s ski, not a girl’s ski,” Weatherbee said of the Aura. “Strong skiers will like how it hooks up quickly as the tips engage.” “It’s stiffer than a typical powder ski, but it’s a super carver with enough waist to get through cut up snow,” Minneci added. Now that the Aura has a wider sidecut (131-96-114) and tip rocker, it’s even easier to handle in a variety of conditions and terrain. It may have new graphics, but it still has race ski construction, which includes two sheets of titanium, vertical sidewalls and an ultra light wood core. There are two viable Völkl choices flanking the Aura: for more frontside performance, go with the narrower Kenja. For better flotation, pick the Kiku.