The Aura is back for 2018, unchanged in construction but not without a beautiful new topsheet. The Aura has been leading the market in advanced women's skis for more than 10 years now and it has the awards to prove it. The Aura has gone through many shapes from a flat tail, to traditional camber underfoot, all the way to its current fully rockered profile. The Multilayer Woodcore works in harmony with a full sheet of titanal offering a high performance ski with a lively feel from the beech and poplar wood. As the female equivalent to the Mantra, Volkl saw no need to water-down this ski, that is why the Aura has a full sidewall giving you direct power transmission from ski to snow so you can feel confident in any condition. Easy turn initiation in combination with 100mm underfoot make the Aura unstoppable in soft snow conditions, you'll be smearing and slashing face shots all day. But don't let the waist width fool you, the Aura is without a doubt amazing for all terrain from left over powder to ice, there is nothing it can't handle. There are a lot of women's freeride skis on the market today, but if you are ready to try the most versatile one, give the Aura a go.