It takes a lot of work to ski the whole mountain with confidence, but the Rossignol Experience 84 Ski makes things a whole lot easier and more fun. It's built to handle soft snow, groomers, hardpack, and ice from the Appalachians to the Rockies to the Sierras, with an intermediate 84mm waist and extended sidecut that engages more aggressively the faster you go, letting you hold a super-solid edge at speed and pivot with ease when you decide to rein things in a little bit. The Auto Turn Rocker's also designed to make ripping everything you point the Experience at completely intuitive, with high camber underfoot for top-shelf edge hold and mild rocker in the tip and tail to smooth out uneven snow, plane through powder, and turn on a dime. Even though it's decked out with carbon fiber and fiberglass laminates to keep it reasonably stiff and aggressive, the Experience 84 weighs in at under eight pounds, tying the much smaller Experience 77 and 75 for the distinction of lightest ski in Rossignol's all-mountain line. The super-light Paulownia wood core has a lot to do with this, as does the honeycomb-style Air Tip, which has been cribbed from Rossignol's famous 7 Series skis to reduce swing weight, improve flotation, and eliminate the tip vibration that can plague rockered skis. The Experience is also built with Maxicap sandwich construction, which combines a lightweight cap design with partial sidewalls for an ideal balance of weight and edge grip, so you can shred whatever terrain you feel like without a second thought.