Read the Review Transcript: Hey I'm Julie. I just got off the Salomon Origins Lava I give this ski 5 out 5 stars. It's really smooth and stable and predictable under the foot, so it's great for a intermediate level skier. One draw back is a little bit of instabilitly in the variable snow and cruddy conditions, but once you actually got it onto the groomers it really skied surprisingly well. They lower the price point on this ski to make it more affordable for everybody. It's a great value and a really solid ski.