When we’re accessing our skiing by human power balance is the name of the game and the Maiden Lite Alpine Touring Ski brings plenty of balance. These skis sit in the middle of Icelantic’s pack of touring skis prioritizing efficiency on the skin track just the same as maximizing face shots on the descent of an epic powder day. The 101mm waist-width offers consistent float in deep snow breaks trail like a champ on the way up and remains maneuverable on days when the powder is not so plentiful. Camber underfoot helps hold an edge on firm and variable snow while the tip and tail rocker supplies a grin-inducing surfy feel when the storm provides. We appreciate the featherweight hybrid wood core which makes the Maiden Lite is a sensible do-it-all touring ski that could also function perfectly well at the resort the perfect quiver of one.