It’s a familiar formula: rocker tip and tail for powder and ample crud flotation, with camber underfoot for edge hold when charging. According to testers, the Maiden 101 nailed it. “Fun, tough ski that doesn’t flinch,” said one tester. Scores fell off at high speed, but “the skis ‘pop’ and surf with ease,” at moderate speeds. “Great for intermediates who are advancing—these will take you there,” said our resident ski coach.
STRENGTHS: Quickness, Playfulness, Forgiveness