The Dynastar Women's Cham 97 Ski is the eager-to-please middle child of the Cham family of big-mountain-to-backside skis. It's got a fat, long, rockered tip, mid-fat waist, and classic camber underfoot. So it can ride like the wind just about anywhere. Its Five-point sidecut features a reverse cut at the tip and tail to eliminate grabbing or wash-outs, and its flat pintail adds super stability and pop from turn to turn. Backside? Definitely. And hard-charging straightlines, tight turns, and everything in-between. This isn't a ski for a beginner, but it does have a lightweight paulownia wood core and fiberglass laminate for maneuverability and ease of use.