Ski of the day: Volkl Aura, Big Mtn Ladies come on down ..

snow action team 11.05.2013


With snow in the forecast this week and a month to go till the ski season opens, Snow Action’s thought’s turned to unleashing the Volkl Aura’s that served us so well overseas this year on the Australian slopes. If there is any problem it will be trying to keep our speed in check. These are the most powerful and stable women’s skis this lady skier has encountered in her three decades perfecting turns all over the world. The Aura is truly an all-mountain rip stick which – be warned – will whip you lest you feel lazy after a big night out or are simply weary from jet lag. These skis never once let Snow Action down this 2013 northern hemisphere season. From being forced to tackle a vertical inconvenience in Revelstoke’s back bowls, to skiing fresh thigh-deep powder in Fernie, to fanging it down a slickly groomed Golden Horn at Aspen Highlands, these beasts held their own – much like a riding a race horse when you’ve been used to a run-of-the-mill riding school animal. For those of you who are interested in the techie details, the Volk Aura features a 131-96-114 side cut and a slight tip rocker, a light weight Sensorwood core and titanium-driven stability. All of this equals a ski that will float, grip and edge like a knife. – Bronwen Gora, Features Editor

length 153, 163, 170 profile 131-96-114 @ 163  radius 20.2m @ 163

Bronwen slashing at Crested Butte  © Randy Wieman

Bronwen ripping a light pow line at Crested Butte © Randy Wieman