Having a lightweight ski is essential when you're aiming to knock out long tours, but flailing your way down the descent isn't any fun, so you need to balance climbing ability and skiing chops. The Scott Superguide 95 Ski pulls off this delicate balancing act by using Scott's elliptical sandwich sidewall construction, which combines traditional near vertical sidewalls with a rounded construction to balance edge hold, stability, and weight. The core is made of wood, but Scott laid it up with layers of carbon and Kevlar to add stiffness without bringing extra ounces along for the ride and also included tip and tail cutouts to reduce chatter and help make the Superguide nimbler in tight spots. To make turning smooth and easy regardless of conditions, speed, or turn shape, Scott engineered the Superguide with its 3Dimension sidecut radius, which combines three different sidecut shapes to help you vary your turns comfortably and easily in tight couloirs, on open faces, and everywhere in between. There's a notch on the tail for easy skin attachment, and a gently rockered tip and tail to help you cruise through soft and uneven snow without getting hung up.