The Dynastar Cham 97 Ski got its start in, of all places, Chamonix. Shocking, right? Given Chamonix's reputation, it's no surprise that the Cham 97 likes to ski big, burly lines in all sorts of off-trail conditions. The long rocker tip gives plenty of flotation and enhances your ability to punch through crud of all types. Moving back on the ski, the underfoot camber delivers stability and reliable edge-hold in a variety of conditions, right up to, and including, the most hardpack of the hardpack. The 5-point sidecut creates a pin-tail shape that prevents hooking and overturning in deeper snow, and that also helps to initiate carving and turns on groomed snow. The full-length vertical sidewalls deliver tons of edge grip, balance, and stability, no matter how fast you get going. If you're a hard-charger who likes to be able to hit areas all over the mountain, you'll love the Cham 97 as your everyday drivers.