If powder is what you are looking for, the Volkl Mantra 102 will serve you well in the backcountry! The Mantra 102 is 100% freeride and floats superbly in the deep powder. But if you occasionally make some turns on the piste that is no problem for the Mantra 102. The Mantra 102 will deliver nice round, wider carved turns on piste and makes sideslipping turns just as easily.
Speeding through tracked snow is what little skis do better than the Mantra 102. The Mantra 102 has lots of stability and excellent absorption of irregularities in the terrain, a nice rocker construction and a very nice flex. The Volkl Mantra 102 will bring maximum fun off piste and solid performance on piste.