The K2 Wired Skis definitely work excellent; I have skied on smaller hills with them and they work fine but I will bring them out into the real mountains over spring break. I have skied for 11 years and I go down the blacks in the west so I am a experienced skier. They came for a cheap price and they are perfect for my kind of racing type riding style. They have maneuvered through everything I have thrown at them. Overall they are excellent skis.