Super light touring skis may be nice on the skintrack, but more often than not, they'll leave a lot to be desired on the descent. And while plenty of skis may claim to be light and powerful, few have the pedigree of the Salomon MTN Lab Skis. The versatile design of the MTN Labs will please on both the up and down with a wide platform that effortlessly floats pow, remains manageable in variable conditions, and is still light enough to keep you on the tails of your vert counting touring partner. The design of the MTN Lab makes no compromises in terms of downhill performance, but it still maintains a skinner friendly 7lb 15oz per pair. You won't find a flimsy cap construction on the MTN Labs. Their full length ABS sidewalls deliver a solid and stable feel you'd expect to find on pair of boards weighing well over nine pounds. Their full wood core paired with Salomon's CFX Superfiber carbonflax laminate help shave weight from the ski, while keeping them damp and torsionally stiff, so you can open them up down open faces with confidence. First and foremost, the MTN Lab is designed for the backcountry, so Salomon threw in a few features to increase efficiency on the skintrack. Salomon's G Spot technology maximizes edge hold underfoot for added security when you're side stepping on an icy traverse, or making hop turns down a steep couloir. A honeycomb tip saves weight, helps eliminate tip chatter, and allows the skis to float deep fluff with ease. Utility Rocker puts plenty of camber underfoot for solid carving with plenty of the rocker in the tip to keep them playful in the powder.