At first glance, the Volkl Mantra Jr skis look exactly like a miniature version of the adult Mantra skis, and they are. With the exception of smaller size offerings, different dimensions and lack of metal in their build, they are almost identical. Much like the adult version, the Mantra Jr uses a multi-layer wood core, has progressive tip and tail rocker and an all-mountain shape. With an 86-millimeter waist, this is a true all-mountain ski for kids who want to ski the entire mountain. Groomers, bumps, trees, steeps, powder and variable snow conditions are all in a day’s work for this tried-and-true ski that has won over generations of skiers for decades. If you are a parent of a competent youth skier, the Volkl Mantra Junior should be your number one option for a new ski purchase for the new season.