- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love skiing fast and hard but I also love touring, the challenge is the skis you want to charge with in good snow are not usually the skis your going to use for 6000 feet up uphill travel. I was blown away after I had my Beasts mounted up and threw them on my shoulder, they did not feel like a big 195cm ski and I didn't even put light bindings on them I went with the ST Rotation. They are exactly what I'm going to bring up to Alaska in the spring. A place like Thompson Pass out side of Valdez is where they would really excel. Their previous incarnation was called the Chugach after all. There is nothing better than being at the top of a a big line you want to ski at 50mph and having the energy left to make the most of it.