Made in Colorado, the new Natural 101 proved adept and damp at high speeds. The ski’s lightweight and soft shovel floated well in powder, and didn’t get kicked around by crud and chop when conditions deteriorated. The ski’s core is ochorma wood (in the balsa family), which keeps it lighter than most of Icey’s other offerings. Add in a capable, tapered sidecut and an intermediate/advanced-friendly flex pattern, and the Natural is a solid choice for all-around back- country domination.
Weight: 1,578g per ski (178)