For my first time on an APO ski I was really impressed. This is very much a do all ski getting pretty close to a 1 ski quiver. Consistently stiff throughout, it tears up hard pack just as well as it floats on a good day.
These have a good combination of traditional camber underfoot with rocker tip and tail. Great torsional rigidity and the sidecut mean these have no problem holding a really solid carve on the groomers, and the 20m radius makes for a great ride at speed. These are poppy enough to playful in chewed up late day snow, but not quite as nimble as I'd like to really call it a tree ski. While at 104mm underfoot doesn't make it the best for the deepest of days, this is something that really holds it own on a variable day where the snow is falling and you'll find deep stashes one run and windblown the next.
Construction seems quite durable, and show no signs of damage after a couple of abusive early season days where nature was still poking through. The bases take rock hits without much damage, and nice solid edges brush them off like nothing.
These are going to be a ski getting a lot of use this year, and a great go to when the hill will be throwing out a mixed bag of conditions. APO will be on the radar for sure for a brand to watch.