Essenza is Völkl’s new women’s collection and it replaces the Attiva collection. Like Attiva, all Essenza models (six total) feature women-specific geometry, flex, and stance (according to Völkl, these three attributes decrease stress and fatigue on leg muscles and joints). The difference is that Essenza models add tip rocker to that recipe for easy turn initiation and better handling in soft and broken snow. The Aurena is a slightly sportier version of the Adora, two skis that sit at the mellow end of the Essenza collection’s performance spectrum. Aurena is made for the woman who values comfort, safety, and dependability in her ski, no matter the turn shape.