2015 Völkl Yumi ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s Frontside Category.

“These skis are closer to an all-mountain ski because they handle great in different terrain, but they sure like to arc big, fast GS turns,” says Van Deursen of Völkl’s hard-snow-loving Yumi. An 83-mm waist and tip rocker make the ski “easy to go into a variety of terrain,” says Pugliese. Though average in carving, testers gave the Yumi high marks for versatility, stability and playfulness. Construction includes a relatively soft-flexing, multi-layer lightweight wood core and vertical sidewalls with a torsion box internal layup, designed for skiing stability and edge grip. “Not as carvy as some in the group, but it felt super stable underfoot,” says Rodman. “Looking for stability and comfort around the mountain? This is it,” says Van Riper.