Chances are that steep, exposed face you're staring down the barrel of isn't all fluffy white powder, so when you need a ski that will push back when conditions turn variable, step into the Dynafit Chugach Ski. The Chugach is a departure from Dynafit's usually more weight conscious skis with a total weight of 8lb 9oz in the 181cm length. This is by no means an ultralight touring ski, but the extra girth of the Chugach will be appreciated when you're skiing aggressively in no fall zones.The Chugach features what Dynafit calls a Double Ellipse rocker. The profile, which is flat underfoot and rockered in the tip and tail, allows more edge contact as you roll the ski on edge, but will remain playful enough to slarve turns when conditions turn ideal. In short, the double ellipse rocker not only allows the Chugach to hold an edge in steep and icy terrain but allows them to carve like a race ski once you're ready to open it up. The ash and polar core strike a balance between weight and strength, so you'll still be able to get them up the skintrack with plenty of leg strength left to charge on the descent, while carbon stringers and fiberglass keep the weight down and increase the torsional rigidity of the ski.