If exploring big mountains is your forte, the Declivity will be your ideal running mate. Purpose-built by Armada to shred backcountry lines, the Declivity is light but stable, with carbon reinforcement to keep things under control when descending steeps, chutes, and trees. The AR Nose rocker combines with a mid-fat 98mm waist to give you enough float when things get deep without creating too much bulk as you sweat your way up the skin track, climbing toward those remote stashes you've been eyeing all winter. Armed with two sheets of Titanal, this ski is also one of the most rigid in Armada's lineup, yielding trustworthy power and dampness in the toughest spots. Pack all that under the hood without cracking 2000g on the scale, and you've got an outstanding tool for backcountry, sidecountry, any country worth skiing.