Since Armada rolled out the category-shattering Trace 98 a couple years ago, the skis have hit home for intermediate to expert women skiers looking for one ski to do it all. New topsheets freshen the look of the Trace, but these versatile performers ski the same as they always have: quick on the skintrack, snappy on the groomers, surfy in the soft stuff. Part of the reason ladies love the Trace is that they can put a touring binding on it and have an excellent backcountry setup or they can run the skis exclusively in-bounds and be just as happy. Or you might, riddle us this, use the Trace 98 for touring AND resort skiing. And that is kind of the point.