It's one of those beautiful, deep powder days that skiers just dream about. White, fluffy goodness hanging from every tree branch as you zip up the morning skintrack. In the past, you would have had to choose between taking up your powder planks, but then seeing all your lines get skied out by skinny stick wielding ski runners, or touring on something skinnier and not enjoying your ride down as much. With the K2 Women's Talkback 96 Ski, that tough choice can be a thing of the past. A 96mm waist gives you ample flotation while the lightweight paulownia and maple core makes sure that you're not hauling up more weight than you need. In case it's still a bit early season and all that powder is hiding a few unpleasant surprises, rest easy knowing that the Hybritech sidewall can help keep glancing off rocks from turning into something like a blown out edge. Should you need an anchor at some point, plunge the flat tail into the snow and rest easy.