Skied for the first time at Bretton Woods the other day. Conditions were hard ice with 1-2 inches of powder. These skis worked best in tracks with aggressive kicks. They really responded well in turns and felt stable going downhill. I skied 10km and could have done more because they were very efficient. I felt like I was faster than the average bear. These skis felt good off-track in soft powder as well, and wish I could have done more of that. Overall, they were very athletic feeling, and I'm pleased with the performance.