Central & North Central Cascades in WA
DON'T LET THE 107 WAIST SCARE YOU. VOLKL'S ELP technology will take you everywhere you want to go. And I mean everywhere. It will carve on the hardpack, slice variable conditions, and absolutely rip in the soft crystaline goodness. I live in the Cascade Range and this is my personal one quiver ski. Please note, however, if you're not an aggresive skier, these sticks may take you for a ride. But if you drive them with authority, they will not dissapoint.
If 6 stars were available, this softshell would get it! I actually do everything, (winter related), in this bad-boy. The "Recommended Use" on backcountry.com is moderate-aerobic activities in cool temps, however, I've been alpine skiing in the 10's & 20's F., (with a base & mid layer), and it performs great. The hood is probably my favorite feature. The 3 precise adjustment chords on the hood will for sure keep the wind at bay. Even on the ski lift. So don't let this ligh-weight jacket deceive you. It will perform well in alpine mountaineering, snowshoeing, nordic & downhill skiing, hiking, and ice climbing. PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, THIS JACKET IS NOT MEANT FOR KICKING IT WITH YOUR BUDDIES AT BASE CAMP. YOU HAVE TO BE IN MOTION TO REAP THE REWARDS OF THE ROM JACKET.