Launch a backcountry kicker, and land switch with the fatty Fischer Atua Alpine Ski. Sure to be the local''s favorite, the Atua Ski has everything the big-mountain freerider wants. The fat and tall tips and tails give you the float you want up front through the pow and deliver a massive rooster tail off the back end. The generous sidecut and lateral stiffness mean you can still carve this ski inbounds when the avalanche danger is too high to venture past the resort''s gates. Fischer built the Atua Ski with vertically laminated wood and AirCarbon in a sandwich construction. This means the ski has a low swing weight, and it''s still laterally stiff. It''s easier to pop quick turns down the steeps or bounce between the powder stashes in the trees, and the Atuas still hold an edge when you hit a patch of ice.