Volkl Aura

2017

Top Performer
Women's Freeride
Volkl
Price: £525.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 132-100-118
Turn radius 19.3m (163cm)
Lengths 156, 163 (1,850g), 170
Construction Sidewall
Wood core
Full rocker
Strengths Capable in all situations, strong on piste and in backcountry
Weaknesses Hard to fault, could be more playful at lower speeds

They say

Thanks to early taper in the tip, a 100mm waist width, and full rocker, the Aura’s soft snow performance is unmatched for a ski of this width.

We say

This is a ski that can be fully trusted for any conditions, any speeds. It’s reliable, stable, grippy on the piste, yet wide and playful enough to be great fun in the powder. The full rocker on the Aura means it’s easy to twist and adjust the turn shape making it a fantastic choice for skiing within the treeline. The strong point of the Aura is its sheer breadth of abilities; this is a ski that can take a skier from first nervous turns in powder, right up to the demands of a strong, athletic freeride performance.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
Reliable, stable, great on piste yet wide enough to float off piste 
Amanda Pirie
These skis will be great for tree skiing and narrow couloirs but are still strong enough for fast powerful skiing