Read the Review Transcript: Hey I'm Kate here with the 2013 k2 Empress. It's their kind of beginner all mountain park ski. I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5. Feels solid underfoot, not as quick edge to edge but definitely forgiving and comfortable to ride to the groomers on feel really strudy underfoot. I would look for a little bit more energy in a ski but you know, if you're just going to be cruising groomers it's a great ski to be on.