Originally Posted by skierhj
The Lotta Luv is a groomer ski, an all mountain ski but not an off-piste ski.
I know this thread is old, but I stumbled across it, and in case OP is still reading it, wanted to comment on the above.
Lotta is not a groomer ski, especially at her size. At 78 in the waist it's slimmer than many of the all-mountain tanks out there, but it can do the trick in the ungroomed, which is my skiing preference.
Before I got my Auras, I used Lotta Luv for everything. I am 5'2" and generally small, and I have gotten plenty of float in powder up to knee deep on my Lottas, as well as more than adequate crud-busting and bump skiing ability. For crud and anything deeper than shin-deep, I would now pick my Auras, but honestly I think the Lotta is a well-performing all-around ski. Or at least has been for me.
I think it depends on what you like in the feel of your skis, as that's the primary difference between the two for me. Lotta is very damp and forgiving, but can hold up to skiing quite hard. Aura needs to be skied a lot harder and with better technique, but it's got a nice stiffness and *snap* to it that the K2 lacks (which certainly has something to do with its ability to hammer through the worst crud). Either can be skied frontside, and both perform in the chopped up and variable.
Just my two cents.