When the resort is sounding crowded and less than ideal may we suggest that you step into the Black Crows Camox Freebird Ski and find some sanctuary deep in the backcountry. The Camox’s lightweight construction and mid-fat width thrives on everything from mid-winter pow to hardpack and spring corn. Built on the same platform of Black Crows’ Camox ski the Freebird version sheds weight thanks to a lightweight paulownia core and a semi-cap construction which combines the power of ABS sidewalls underfoot with a lightweight cap construction in the tip and tail of the ski. The Camox may be a touring ski but it isn’t all about making tightly-linked turns down mellow slopes. Its rockered tip and wide shovel give it plenty of float to surf through powder while the slightly raised tail gives it the ability to pivot in tight spots without making it feel washy on the hardpack.