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4FRNT Skis Raven Ski 4FRNT Skis Raven Ski
4FRNT's White Room is the Santa's Workshop of the ski industry--a magical place where hard-working elves turn out the best toys that we get all worked up about come cold weather. All the BB guns, toboggans, and video-game consoles in the world aren't as much fun as the Raven, which is a mountain-crushing, touring-ready ski built to handle variable conditions, charge chop, and plunder pow. With a skinnier waist than the Renegade and Hoji, the Raven comes in at 104mm and boasts a long and ludicrously fun 29m turn radius, so you can surf the white waves when the terrain opens up. The full flat camber and tapered tip and tail give the Raven edginess on hardpack and a smooth, hook-free feel in soft snow, and make it easy to pull the skis around in tight spots so you feel like you're skiing them, and not the other way around.You wouldn't expect a touring-friendly ski to have any metal in it and, sure enough, the Raven skips out on heavy and damp titanium layers in favor of lighter, nimbler, and more energetic carbon. With the reprofiled Neo Core, this year's Raven offers an even stiffer and more supportive flex pattern as well as weight savings from previous seasons, giving the ski better uphill performance so your hip flexors won't be shredded like pulled pork by the time you hit the top of your line. 4FRNT also laid down its famous Vibe Veil dampening laminate to cut out chatter when you hit patches of hardpack and built the Raven with a semi-cap construction, which combines the edginess of a sandwich with the lightness of a full cap, so you can have your cake and shred it, too.
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Atomic Backland 85 Ski Atomic Backland 85 Ski
Backcountry touring isn't just about skiing down the freshest powder around. Depending on the season, most days can consist of cruddy, icy hardpack. When faced with firm conditions, step into Atomic's Backland 85 Ski and lay turns down steep couloirs, hard-to-reach summits, and downright aesthetic lines with confidence. This Backland boasts an impressive weight barely exceeding five pounds, so your legs won't feel fatigued after a long day of touring.An 85mm waist helps this ski hold an edge on hardpack with ease, but Atomic's All Mountain Rocker profile includes an early rise so you can ride through any wind-drifted pow you happen to come across. The All Mountain Rocker also includes camber underfoot to ensure edge control when you're skiing down icy chutes. Atomic built this ski's core with poppy poplar wood and caruba wood to keep the ski light, and there's a carbon backbone to save weight and maintain a stiff flex.
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Atomic Backland 85 Ski - Women's Atomic Backland 85 Ski - Women's
Backcountry touring isn't just about skiing down the freshest powder around; depending on the season, most days consist of cruddy, icy hardpack. On days like that, strap the Atomic Women's Backland 85 Ski to your boot, and tour far in search of steep couloirs, hard-to-reach summits, and downright aesthetic lines. This Backland boasts an ultralight weight barely exceeding five pounds, so your legs won't feel fatigued after a long day of touring.An 85mm waist helps this ski ride over crud and hardpack with ease, but Atomic's All Mountain Rocker profile includes an early rise so you can ride over any softer snow you happen to come across. The All Mountain Rocker also includes camber underfoot to ensure edge control when you're skiing down icy chutes. Atomic built this ski's core with poppy poplar wood and caruba wood to keep the ski ultralight, and there's a carbon backbone to enhance agility and edge hold without adding much weight.
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Atomic Backland 95 Ski Atomic Backland 95 Ski
It's no mystery why backcountry skiing grows in popularity each season. The views are stunning, the snow is unbeatable, and there aren't hordes of skiers standing between you and the best lines down the mountain. The creation of lightweight skis that are manageable on the skintrack and are a blast on the descent also play a role in the growth of backcountry skiers, and Atomic's Backland 95 Ski is a perfect example of such a stick. This ski weighs in just under seven pounds to assure a light tour up steep hills filled with untracked goodness.A 95mm waist width makes the Backland an excellent quiver-of-one ski that plays equally well in powder and hardpack. The ski's All Mountain Rocker includes an early rise tip to increase float in powder and ease turn initiation, while camber underfoot ensures solid edge hold in crud and downright icy conditions. To keep the ski ultralight, Atomic made the core out of lightweight caruba wood, but there's a touch of poppy poplar to give the ski a playful feel. There's also a carbon backbone to add exceptional agility and edge hold without much added weight.
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Dynafit Baltoro Ski Dynafit Baltoro Ski
Versatility's the name of your game, so you and the Dynafit Baltoro Ski are a perfect one-two punch. Sitting squarely in the middle of Dynafit's freeride-to-ski-running spectrum, lighter than the Manaslu but burlier than the Nanga Parbat, the Baltoro is a pure-bred tourer, solid enough to handle your local backcountry lines and light enough to take on fast-and-light expeditions. To meet the needs of hardcore mountaineers, Dynafit constructed the Baltoro with a poplar and ash Ride Core for easy skinning and smooth skiing, but reinforced it with fiberglass to give it enough backbone to handle serious descents in tough terrain where falling would be a seriously bad idea. It's been firmed up further with a full-length sidewall construction, which resists torsion and stands up to rocks, ice, and the general beating that skis can take on long expeditions. Snow conditions tend to be a crapshoot when you're heading into serious alpine environments, but the Baltoro features an early-rise tip that's designed to glide over uneven snow but retain nearly full-length contact when laid on its side, so you don't have to sacrifice edge hold to have a versatile ski for serious ice, corn, and surprise fluff stashes. It's also got a dual-radius sidecut, which makes it easy to adjust your turn shapes, and a sintered graphite base that holds wax and stays fast, so you can cut loose when you're home free and enjoying some big, sweeping turns. There are Dynafit-skin-compatible Speedskin attachments at the tip and tail, too, saving you hassle when you're gearing up in the morning.
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Dynafit Carbonio 88 Ski Dynafit Carbonio 88 Ski
When efficiency is of the essence, look no further than the Dynafit Carbonio 88 Ski to provide unprecedented performance on the ascent and descent alike thanks to its unique (albeit slightly unusual) construction and innovative material. Starting with its 88mm width waist, the Carbonio is designed for fast-and-light ski mountaineers who are looking to optimize on energy output. And to further advocate for its own featherlight-cause, the Carbonio weighs in at just over for four pounds a pair, which makes it ideal for those who are looking to save weight--without skimping on downhill performance. More specifically, the Carbonio features what Dynafit calls a full carbon construction, which provides a torsionally stiff feel and decreases vibration, in turn enhancing your ski handling experience. The micro sidewall runs the full length of the ski and offers an efficient transmission of power to the edges, while the Dual Radius Construction (which consists of a large front radius and small rear radius) is ensures a neutral turn initiation and exit, which saves on energy when making generously-sized sweeping turns. The scoop-inspired tips, combined with the slight camber underfoot and mostly flat tail are designed to carve relatively effortlessly when navigating steep terrain. Not to mention, the Paulownia wood core provides an energetic, poppy, and lightweight feel that's equal parts fun and dependable.
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Dynafit Denali Ski Dynafit Denali Ski
The Dynafit Denali Ski was designed for big days in big terrain. With both scoop rocker and tail rocker, as well as a waist width of right about 100mm, depending on size, the Denali floats effortlessly so you can make big turns look good. The paulownia core with carbon fiber stringers keeps the ski ultra-stiff without turning it into a boat anchor on the skin trip up, and titanal plates at the binding interface area add multi-season durability.
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Dynafit Hokkaido Ski Dynafit Hokkaido Ski
Being the more powder-oriented offering in Dynafit's free touring line, the Hokkaido Ski comes at a width of 118mm underfoot, making it a veritable slayer of deep snow. Designed with input from Dynafit's North American team, the Hokkaido was built both to get up and down big lines with speed. With a weight hovering around 9lb in all lengths, the Hokkaido is by no means an ultralight ski, but as all big mountain skiers know, extra weight is an absolute necessity when slicing through variable snow conditions.The Hokkaido is a departure from typical Dynafit designs on almost all fronts. The full ABS sidewall construction favors strength over weight, but delivers durability when the skis inevitably make contact with rock and ice. The profile abandons traditional camber underfoot in favor of Dynafit's all-new Double Ellipse rocker profile. The profile is fully rockered in the tip and tail and is flat underfoot, allowing for more effective edge to engage as the ski rolls over--this means that the Hokkaido will not only hold an edge in steep and icy terrain, but it allows the Hokkaido to carve like a race ski once you're ready to loosen your turns up down open faces and slarve turns in deep pow when conditions turn prime. Carbon fiber stringers and fiberglass work to increase torsional rigidity, while the full carbon shovel saves weight while acting like a suspension fork to eliminate tip chatter for a confidence-inspiring feel you won't find on any other touring-specific ski.
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Dynafit Manaslu 2.0 Ski - Women's Dynafit Manaslu 2.0 Ski - Women's
Dynafit knows that the backcountry isn't full of lollipops and corduroy snow, and that's why it created the Women's Manaslu 2. 0 Ski to be a versatile backcountry board that's ready for a variety of terrain and variable conditions. Built to excel in challenging conditions, this touring ski strikes a healthy balance between weight and performance. Dyanfit's ski engineers gave the Manaslu a lightweight wood core, high-performance laminates, and air channels all of which are meant to cut down on heft while keeping the ski rock solid when gravity takes hold. Dynafit built the Manaslu knowing that weight reduction doesn't mean jack if your ski feels like you're riding a foam plank, so carbon speed stringers are there to increase torsional rigidity and dampen vibrations for increased stability at speed and in firm conditions. Micro sidewall construction uses multiple horizontal layers to create a strong, impact-resistant sidewall that uses less material and weight than a traditional sidewall. Its 3D carbon construction keeps things light. Scoop and tail rocker provide float and control in the deep stuff or over crud while a Pintail allows for an energy-saving body position and intuitive control as you make hop turns down a steep couloir and make wide, open turns once things open up along the apron.
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Dynafit Meteorite Ski Dynafit Meteorite Ski
The Dynafit Meteorite Ski was just too light and too fun, which is why it had to be banned by the International Coalition for Miserable Backcountry Travel--a little known governing body formed to ensure skis are either light or wicked awesome for the descent, but certainly not both. Thankfully, the ICMBT isn't sanctioned in the US, so you still have access to this ridiculously versatile and playful ski for long days touring and harvesting buttery turns on any type of snow.With a poppy and forgiving ash and poplar ride core, carbon speed stringer, and 97mm waist width, you'll be surfing, smearing, floating, and carving whether you encounter windbuff, cold smoke, suncups, or boilerplate. The full sidewall, rockered tip and tail, traditional camber underfoot, and zippy 18-meter turn radius provide excellent responsiveness and easy turn initiation. Any ski touring vet knows the down isn't so fun when you're demolishing your hip flexors by dragging heavy skis up the skintrack, so Dynafit kept the weight down to around four pounds a ski--that way, your legs won't be quivering from the ascent when you're sizing up your line, but perhaps they'll be quivering in anticipation of flexing right into the sweet spot of these versatile planks.
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Dynafit Sphinx Ski - Women's Dynafit Sphinx Ski - Women's
For ladies that blaze up the skintrack and charge down intimidating lines, the Dynafit Women's Sphinx Ski offers pure power and performance merged in a playful and versatile set up. The ash and poplar air flex core with carbon stringers offers optimal dampening, responsive rebound, and easy handling, while the 96mm waist width is ready to tackle any snow conditions you encounter. Whether you're on boilerplate ice or smooth windblown pow, the Sphinx will deliver buttery, chatter-free turns the whole way down.Full ABS sidewalls and traditional camber underfoot allow maximum force absorption and power transfer to the ski, while a rockered tip and tail keep you floating when you hit fluff. A nimble 17-meter turn radius helps you navigate through pinner couloirs and will still make smooth GS-style turns when it opens up into the apron. Even though these planks are fun on the downhill, they're pretty dang light at around 7 pounds per pair. The special tip and tail make getting skins on for the ascent a breeze--especially when you have the pre-cut Dynafit Meteorite/Sphinx Speedskins.
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Dynastar Glory 89 Ski - Women's Dynastar Glory 89 Ski - Women's
Don't let the mountain or conditions keep you tied to the groomers all day--get out and explore those lines you've been drooling over from the chairlift with the Dynastar Glory 89 Ski. With a well-rounded 89mm waist, rockered tip and tail, and wide shovel that puts the ski up in the fluff, the Glory 89 is a true all-mountain board that will make the entire mountain your playground.The Glory 89 makes turning off-piste a breeze due to its playful rocker profile that keeps the ski nimble and playful. The solid sandwich construction puts a lightweight paulownia wood core at the center of the ski and full-length sidewalls for better durability and stability at speed. The layup of fiberglass and titanal give the ski that powerful Dynastar feel that will blast through crud and bust through day-old powder, while the 89mm waist sits at that sweet spot of being narrow enough to grip the hardpack, but just wide enough to float a bit of boot-top powder when you find it.
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Fischer Ranger 89 Ski - Women's Fischer Ranger 89 Ski - Women's
Patrolling the slopes is a tough job, but if you don't do it no one will, so jump on the Fischer Ranger 89 Women's Ski and make sure no one's pillaging the powder and grabbing the groomers before you spin a few laps in the name of quality control. The Ranger's the perfect partner for conducting all-mountain operations, with a versatile 89mm waist, snow-smoothing Freeski rocker, and a comfortable 17m sidecut that lets you vary your turn shape and be equally comfortable cruising or pushing the speed limit. Fischer built it on a poplar wood core, which gives you a firm and smooth-flexing platform for serious adventuring and used its special Air Tec Ti milling process to remove a significant amount of the core material, keeping weight down without messing with the flex.That's just skimming the surface of the 89's tech, though. Fischer's put a bunch of effort into designing what it calls Aeroshape technology, which concentrates the weight of the ski in the center, making it more resistant to torsional twisting, which can turn a solid carve into a scary, squirrely turn. The Carbon Tech layup keeps things stiff but smooth, and the carbon tip reduces the flap that can plague rockered skis. If that's still not enough for you, take heart in Fischer's women-specific mounting point, which sets your weight up closer to the front of the ski for easier turning, letting you save your muscles so you can spend more time ripping and less time resting.
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Folsom Skis Primary Tour Carbon Ski Folsom Skis Primary Tour Carbon Ski
Folsom's Primary Tour Carbon Ski is the type of stick you want on mornings after a lovely dump of fresh powder. It sports a versatile waist width that hovers over pow and still cuts through crud once you've stomped down the soft stuff. An early rise tip assists with powder navigation whether you're skinning the steeps or riding down said steeps, and the flatter tail accommodates climbing skin attachments.Folsom built the Primary Tour's core out of bamboo to assure a backcountry-friendly weight, and there's a bit of poppy poplar wood to give the ski a playful feel. Woven carbon fiber encases the core to give a lighter weight that retains a similar flex to the original Primary's fiberglass laminate. A cap construction keeps the Primary Tour light on your feet so you can tour the backcountry all day long.
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G3 Empire 115 Ski G3 Empire 115 Ski
If you're going to rule the mountains, you'll need some throne-ready boards like the G3 Empire Carbon 115 Ski. It's a full-fledged pow ski built in G3's lightweight tradition, with a 115mm waist that's right in the big-mountain, deep-snow sweet spot and a fully rockered profile that's surfy, drifty, and guaranteed to put a big fat smile on your face. And, since it's G3, you can bet that the Empire's just about as light as they come; in fact, it weighs just over seven pounds per pair, making it 20% lighter than last year's Empire. That's comparable to the lightest powder skis on the market.Given the name, it shouldn't be surprising that the Empire's lightness is due primarily to its carbon construction. A sheet of triaxial carbon fiber is laid up on either side of the light and lively poplar and paulownia wood core, giving the Empire plenty of stiffness and torsional rigidity to keep things stable when you're hitting highway speeds. It also has two sheets of Titanal and burly ABS sidewalls to provide a backbone that lets the Empire handle variable conditions without breaking a sweat. All this gives it surprising effectiveness on hardpack, where the Rockwell C48 steel edges bite in and don't let go until you release the rockered tail. Each turn is smooth, consistent, and predictable, too, since the rockered profile smooths out bumps, floats through pow, and makes it easy to engage and disengage edges, letting you rally the Empire as hard as you want without worry. No wonder it's won awards from just about every ski-reviewing publication out there.
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G3 ROAMr 100 Ski G3 ROAMr 100 Ski
G3's ROAMr 100 Ski slays the all-mountain game so you can hunt out those last remaining powder stashes and ski the sun cap back to the car, without feeling like you're doing make a mess in your pants. A 100mm waist width means this ski will handle the variable conditions you're guaranteed to encounter in the backcountry. Its Freeride Rocker combines an early rise tip with positive camber underfoot to carve crud and track through powder with ease. G3 built the Roamr with a Joyride construction that lives up to its name. Joyride starts off with a lightweight, flexible wood core made of poplar and paulownia, then wraps the core with two layers of Titanal aluminum to eliminate vibration when you're cranking speeds. Full alloy steel edges ensure control when you're really laying into a turn, and the ABS and TPU dual-density sidewalls enhance energy absorption and durability. The Stealth Razor Edge reduces overall mass and weight, while the P-Tex 2000 Electra base ensures a speedy feel.
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G3 Synapse 109 Ski G3 Synapse 109 Ski
G3 might have sold its soul to make the Synapse 109 Ski as light, stiff, and versatile as it is, but ski it once and you'll think it was a pretty fair deal for G3. The biggest, burliest ski in the Synapse family, the 109 is designed to crush powder, big lines, and steep descents, but it can handle a little hardpack and crud like a champ, which is just the way G3 wanted it. You'll be up, down, and heading up again by the time the other schmoes are leaving the parking lot thanks to the Synapse's lightweight construction. At just over three pounds per ski, the Synapse makes short work of skintracks and long approaches, but does so without compromising even a smidgen of performance on the descent. It has a light, energetic poplar and paulownia wood core that's laid up with two sheets of carbon fiber to keep it stiff enough to handle rough snow, while its ABS and TPU sidewalls direct plenty of power to the burly steel edges when things get dicey.The shape of the Synapse features a highly rockered tip, minimally rockered section underfoot, and an early rise tail that provides a supreme combination of float in the deep and edge grip on firm snow, with equal measures of surfiness and directional feel so you can get playful or point the Synapse and charge. The easy to maneuver profile is also handy when you need to navigate through tight chokes in steep couloirs. The base is made of a tough P-Tex 2000 to handle the occasional ding, and there's even a Titanal plate under the binding zone to ensure rugged mounts and serious binding retention.
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G3 Synapse 92 Ski G3 Synapse 92 Ski
Not all skis can, or should, be powder-crushing monsters, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to handle their business on whatever snow and terrain the backcountry has to offer. G3's Synapse 92 Ski might be the smallest and lightest in the Synapse family, but it can handle hardpack, crud, ice, and powder--the grab bag of conditions that you'll find on any given day in the alpine--and that's just the way G3 wanted it. At well under six pounds per pair, the Synapse makes short work of skin tracks, bootpacks, and long alpine approaches, but does so without compromising performance on the descent. It has a light, energetic poplar and paulownia wood core that's laid up with two sheets of differently woven carbon fiber to keep it stiff enough to handle rough snow, with ABS and TPU sidewalls to direct plenty of power to the burly steel edges when things get a little dicey. In addition to the carbon fiber, the Synapse keeps weight down via its Stealth Rocker profile, which keeps the core thinner near the edges, reducing weight where possible without sacrificing durability and stiffness. The shape of the Synapse is also worth discussing, as it features a highly rockered tip, minimal camber underfoot, and an early rise tail that provides a supreme combination of float in the deep and edge grip on firm snow, with equal measures of surfiness and directional feel. The base is made of tough P-Tex 2000 Electra to handle the occasional ding, and there's even a Titanal plate under the binding zone to ensure rugged mounts and serious binding retention, because stepping out of a shoe in a no-fall zone is the last thing you want.
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Hagan Ski Mountaineering Tour Professional Ultra Ski Hagan Ski Mountaineering Tour Professional Ultra Ski
When it comes to high alpine skiing, you mean business. and the Hagan Ski Mountaineering Tour Professional Ultra Ski eagerly awaits your next venture. The successor to the popular Cirrus model, this astoundingly light ski features some beefed-up tech--ABS sidewalls provide focused power transfer and durability, while a newly optimized shape increases the effective edge length of the ski for a smooth ride and superior directional stability. Though the waist width is a nimble 76mm with a 16-18-19 multiple turn radius, the 112mm early-rise shovel lends a touch of float in soft or variable snow. A paulownia wood core nestled between two layers of carbon fiber won't slow you down while you're hustling for the summit and picking your way down technical lines.
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Hagan Ski Mountaineering Y Boost Ski Hagan Ski Mountaineering Y Boost Ski
Built and tested in a certain white-capped mountain range running through Austria, Hagan and ski mountaineering have shared a quiet affair spanning decades. As the rest of the world woke up and caught onto the pull of backcountry skiing and mountaineering, Hagan and its core of professional mountaineers wondered why it ever took them so long. If longer lift lines and crowds have you seeking out greater challenges beyond resort boundaries, Hagan Ski Mountaineering is well worth your attention. Built to descend powerfully on slopes too good to take it easy on, the Y Boost Ski delivers Hagan lightness and its loving craftsmanship once only reserved for ski mountaineering professionals. Blending lightness, new technology, and a go-after-anything spirit, the Y series is Hagan's most versatile. Within the series, the Boost sits chomping at the bit for the descent. Weighing just a shade over three pounds per ski and shaped with a 97mm waist, the Boost certainly won't slow you down on the skintrack, but unlike many touring skis, it won't throw you under the bus on the descent either. The elliptical tips end in a shovel shape carefully designed to blast through windblown crust, inconsistent chop, and prayer-answering pow. Hagan's Carbon Tip Stabilizer, alongside the durable ABS sidewalls, reduces chatter and unsettling vibrations at speed, giving you a stable platform to take down gun-barrel chutes and wide-open faces. The Y Boost's featherweight paulownia wood core will dance across traverses and snap to attention quickly on the way down, and it's reinforced by a full carbon laminate for reassuring torsional rigidity when you need it.
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Hagan Ski Mountaineering Y King Ski Hagan Ski Mountaineering Y King Ski
If you're heading into the backcountry with any kind of regularity, you're hopefully already in possession of a solid shovel. Why not add to the crew' Hagan Ski Mountaineering's Y King ski comes with a shovel-like construction up front just itching to blast its way through deep, fluffy pow. Made exclusively for professional ski mountaineers once upon a time, Hagan skis are now available for mortals too. The tiny Austrian company's unwavering focus on the backcountry--it refuses to make any Nordic or Alpine gear--is clear when you consider the versatility of this three-and-a-half pound ski. From Chamonix to Alaska, trust the Y King to confidently devour the deep and steep. Within Hagan's family of skis, the Y line is bred for freeride-leaning backcountry expeditions. Exhibiting the line's namesake elliptical shape in the front, tapering to a slimmer waist and tail, the Y King is the widest of them all, bred to float through everything from spring corn to thick powder with ease and stability. That shovel-like tip comes with 390mm of rocker, while the tail brings 150mm of its own to the table to deliver you calmly through rough spots, while camber underfoot keeps the ski from getting squirrelly in the steeps. Hagan ensures choppy, days-old crust doesn't ruin your day by wrapping the tips in carbon, which smooths out chatter and keeps the Y King behaving at high speeds. It also fed the Y King better than any of its siblings, widening its waist to 107mm for more soft-snow stability. Before you think trying to skin in this ski is an immediate death sentence for your hip flexors, consider the paulownia wood core. Hagan chooses the lightest, liveliest wood core around, giving the Y King the low weight and energy for climbs and traverses that it needs to be a go-to option in your touring quiver. Though paulownia takes away some of the ski's burliness in favor of skinning ease, Hagan wisely adds ABS sidewalls and a carbon laminate to balance out the Y King's playfulness. ...
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Icelantic Vanguard 107 Ski Icelantic Vanguard 107 Ski
When your pursuit of untracked lines takes you to mountains far removed from chairlifts and condos, make sure you have the Icelantic Vanguard 107 Ski on your feet. This versatile backcountry tool features Icelantic's reliable Tri-Axe fiberglass sandwich construction, complete with a durable carbonium topsheet, and a playful Ochroma wood core to keep the ski manageable on the skintrack and nimble on the descent. An early rise tip allows the ski to get up and over variable snow and powder, while camber underfoot and a powerful flat tail offers a secure and stable feel when you're skiing in no-fall zones or making hop turns down steep chutes. The versatile 107 mm waist will float all but the deepest powder, and it remains manageable when conditions turn variable. Like all Icelantic skis, the Vanguard is handmade in Colorado and features original artwork by Icelantic founder, Travis Parr.
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Icelantic Vanguard 97 Ski Icelantic Vanguard 97 Ski
A solid backcountry companion, the Icelantic Vanguard 97 Ski will handle the variable conditions you encounter in the high country. With a versatile 97mm waist, the Vanguard will hold an edge when you're confronted with icy wind-blown faces, soft wind-buffed bowls, or even luck out with perfectly cured corn come spring. Icelantic gave the Vanguard a rockered tip for added lift in powder, but kept the tail flat for added stability when conditions turn firm. A generous dose of camber underfoot ensures a smooth-carving feel when you're linking turns down wide-open bowls and wide couloirs. It's a no-brainer that a dedicated backcountry ski has to be just as proficient on the up as the down, so Icelantic built the Vanguard with an ultralight ochroma wood core and durable sidewalls for added security.
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La Sportiva Gara Aero LS Alpine Touring Ski La Sportiva Gara Aero LS Alpine Touring Ski
The La Sportiva Gara Aero LS Alpine Touring Ski may not be a bird, plane, or superhero, but they still fly--up hills, that is. Born from a collaboration with Ski Trab, these ultralight, World Cup race skis feature a groundbreaking Attivo progressive shape and flex, which enables athletes to rapidly propel themselves uphill using less energy than traditionally shaped skis. As the Gara Aero LS is for the "core" crowd, the ski core construction is worth noting. Aramid (a synthetic fiber hitting spaceships, jets, and La Sportiva skis near you) woven into a honeycomb pattern provides an unearthly strength-to-weight ratio, and when snuggled up to Hibox 3k carbon fiber filament, the skis are all but indestructible--oh, and they weigh three pounds per pair. Yes, per pair. You read that right. Deliciously steerable on hardpack, buoyant enough to traipse through soft snow, and equipped with shock absorption technology, the Gara Aero LS isn't lacking in the downhill fun arena, but the ascent-oriented details make the ski shine. Applying and ripping off skins is lightning fast thanks to the Attivo skin fixing system. Add a Light Tech anti-scratch topsheet with water-repellent nanotechnology finish to keep the topsheets free of snow, and you might just break the sound barrier on these skis. Go ahead--we'll listen for the boom.
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La Sportiva Gara Aero LS Ski - Women's La Sportiva Gara Aero LS Ski - Women's
La Sportiva teamed up with Ski Trab to produce its newest ultralight offering: the Women's Gara Aero LS Ski. Built to the specifications of gram-counting randonee racers, the Gara Aero sports an ascent-devouring weight that will fly up the mountain and progressive shape that will inspire confidence once you rips skins and point 'em down the mountain.Ski Trab built this ski in Italy with its ultralight 14-layer technology. The technology utilizes 14 different layers, including carbon, fiberglass, wood, and aramid, that wrap around the ultralight honeycomb core to reduce vibration and increase rigidity while tipping the scales at feathery 3lb 2oz (1430 grams) per pair in 164cm length. In the end, all these materials simply mean the Gara Aero will remain nimble on the ascent and stable on the descent. The progressive shape consists of an early rise tip to ease turn initiation in difficult conditions and plenty of camber underfoot to give the ski the ability to carve smooth turns when the terrain and conditions allow for it.
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La Sportiva Maestro LS Ski La Sportiva Maestro LS Ski
If the randonee ski mountaineer is akin to a conductor in an orchestra, then consider La Sportiva's Maestro LS Ski the best baton for fast tempos. As La Sportiva's masterpiece, the Maestro represents a harmonious performance on the downhill as well as the uphill. Its honeycomb core keeps each ski as light as two pounds so you can skin with the frenetic exigency of Schubert's Der Erlkonig with ease. To make sure you ski well on the downhill, La Sportiva equipped the Maestro with stiff quadriaxial woven carbon and fiberglass laminates so your turns are more in tune with a balanced legato, rather than an off-rhythm staccato that messes up everyone else's turns. The Maestro also boasts an Attivo shock absorber that dampens impacts, keeping things pianissimo when you're cruising at top speeds. La Sportiva shaped this ski with a skinny waist and traditional camber that work well in firmer, near-icy conditions.
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La Sportiva Maximo LS Ski - Men's La Sportiva Maximo LS Ski - Men's
The La Sportiva Men's Maximo LS Ski strikes a healthy balance between ultralight uphill capabilities and downhill performance. The Maximo maintains a slim weight of three pounds per ski to keep you light on your feet for those days you're logging thousands of feet of vert. La Sportiva was able to keep the Maximo light with its brand-new Low Profile Omega technology, which is a wood core with air canals to retain good durability while lowering the ski's overall weight. La Sportiva shaped the Maximo with a skinny 88mm waist and traditional camber for optimal performance over firmer snow, but since it's La Sportiva's widest ski for randonnee racing, it's the rando racer's best choice for softer, more variable, conditions. Also unique to the Maximo LS Ski is the Cap Piuma Quadriaxial construction, which weaves carbon and fiberglass stringers around the thin wood core to assure the stiffness needed for downhill skiing. La Sportiva capped the Maximo's construction for lightness, added a scratch-proof topsheet for durability, and installed a fiber plate for better binding retention.
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La Sportiva Vapor Nano Ski La Sportiva Vapor Nano Ski
The Vapor Nano Ski from La Sportiva is the newest incarnation of skis that are blurring the lines between uphill and downhill. With tip rocker, tail rocker, and traditional camber underfoot, these lightweight skis can ski anything from deep powder to mank with ease. Where they really shine, however, is on the uphill. Carbon nano-tubes make up the laminate layers that are placed over a Kevlar weave composite, and reinforced with carbon fiber plates for added torsional rigidity. These days, just because a ski is light, it doesn't mean that it can't ski hard on the downhill, and these are a perfect example of that new standard. To make touring easy, La Sportiva added tip and tail skin attachment holes that are compatible with La Sportiva's proprietary, pre-cut skins.
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Salomon MTN Explore 95 Ski Salomon MTN Explore 95 Ski
Long approaches' Booters up near-vertical couloirs' Survival skiing from the summit' Sounds like just another day at the office for the Salomon MTN Explore 95 Ski. Putting an emphasis on uphill efficiency, the MTN Explore 95 has a super versatile 95mm waist that's manageable on the skintrack, floats boot-top pow, and holds an edge when conditions turns dicey. Underfoot, the MTN Explores have plenty of camber for easy carving down spring corn lines and solid edge hold on boiler-plate.A generously rockered tip and raised tail keep them fun and playful on the descent, without sacrificing the edge hold you need when ticking off big descents. To keep the skis both light and torsionally stiff, the MTN Explores feature a carbon/flax laminate. A honeycomb tip shaves weight from the tip, while reducing excessive tip chatter for a damp feel once you open your turns up outside of the chute. A five-point sidecut allows for easy turn initiation and eliminates hooking. Salomon went with a semi-sandwich construction with a cap tip and tail and full ABS sidewalls underfoot--the result is a solid ski that's easy to maneuver when every turn counts.
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Salomon MTN Lab Ski Salomon MTN Lab Ski
Super light touring skis may be nice on the skintrack, but more often than not, they'll leave a lot to be desired on the descent. And while plenty of skis may claim to be light and powerful, few have the pedigree of the Salomon MTN Lab Skis. The versatile design of the MTN Labs will please on both the up and down with a wide platform that effortlessly floats pow, remains manageable in variable conditions, and is still light enough to keep you on the tails of your vert-counting touring partner. The design of the MTN Lab makes no compromises in terms of downhill performance, but it still maintains a skinner-friendly 7lb 15oz per pair. You won't find a flimsy cap construction on the MTN Labs. Their full-length ABS sidewalls deliver a solid and stable feel you'd expect to find on pair of boards weighing well over nine pounds. Their full wood core paired with Salomon's CFX Superfiber carbon/flax laminate help shave weight from the ski, while keeping them damp and torsionally stiff, so you can open them up down open faces with confidence. First and foremost, the MTN Lab is designed for the backcountry, so Salomon threw in a few features to increase efficiency on the skintrack. Salomon's G-Spot technology maximizes edge hold underfoot for added security when you're side-stepping on an icy traverse, or making hop turns down a steep couloir. A honeycomb tip saves weight, helps eliminate tip chatter, and allows the skis to float deep fluff with ease. Utility Rocker puts plenty of camber underfoot for solid carving with plenty of the rocker in the tip to keep them playful in the powder.
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Voile Objective BC Ski Voile Objective BC Ski
There's no need for climbing skins if you're doing a lot of up-and-down touring on rolling hills and you're on the Voile Objective BC Ski. The Voile Traction Pattern Base uses little fish scales so you don't have to bother with skins on low-angle approaches. When the going gets steeper, the bases accept skins like any other ski.This skimo-inspired board shines on the ascent and is ready to dig its edges into boilerplate ice and tight couloirs just like its fraternal twin, the Voile Objective. And while both skis are remarkably light on the up and maneuverable on the down, you'll notice the soft zipping sound of the Objective BC's fish scales as you succumb to gravity's pull down the fall line. Some ultralight backcountry travelers say the sound is actually the tiny muted screams from the souls of skiers stuck touring on heavy skis and plate bindings, but we'll let you decide.
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Voile V8 Ski Voile V8 Ski
Imagine if your pickup got 40mpg, drove like a sports car, and cost as much as a hatchback. That's basically what the Voile V8 Ski does, except, you know, it's a ski and not a car. It's a fat, powder-loving touring ski, with a waist that's well over 100mm, a wide tip, and a tapered tail that help you float over deep snow like you're not even trying. It has traditional camber underfoot to provide plenty of edge grip when you hit icy patches or spend a day crushing the resort, but a rockered tip that planes over soft snow effortlessly, working with the narrower tail to let you surf and slash your way down the mountain. The V8 has a pretty tight turning radius for such a large ski, so it's easy to handle when you're navigating through tight trees and down tight chutes without giving up the stability that a large-platform ski offers at speed. It's surprisingly light, too--just eight pounds per pair in the 186--so your legs won't hate you if you need to haul it up a long approach. Voile's lively aspen core has been laminated with carbon and fiberglass to stay light and stiff, so you can push the V8's speed limit on the skin track and the descent without getting scared, but it isn't like skiing one of those "touring" skis with a sheet of metal in it. Voile's still a backcountry company through and through, so just because the V8 can charge doesn't mean it can't handle its own on the skin track, too.
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Voile X7 Ski Voile X7 Ski
Every ski Voile makes is light, but some are lighter than others--weird, right' The X7 Ski is essentially an X9 that's cut out the pizza and ice cream, so its waist is a little narrower, its weight is a little lower, and its edges are little bit more accessible, making it a killer choice for everyday touring in deep snowpack areas or a great soft-snow ski in spots that tend to be a little drier. It'd be a stretch to say the X7 is new school, but it does have the rocker-camber-rocker profile that's so popular in do-it-all skis these days. Voile calls it Hybrid Rocker, and it has enough rise in the tip to float through serious powder and give you a smooth ride through rough snow, enough camber underfoot to edge easily through wind- and sun-affected snow, and enough rise in the tail to let you pivot on a dime, throw big sideways slashes, and snake your way through tight trees like they're not even there. The tip and tail have some gradual taper for a smooth, consistent feel that won't hook up and send you flying, and the aspen core provides a lightweight, springy platform that's meant to come alive when the snow gets soft. The X7's not a shrinking violet of a ski, though; it can handle itself when speeds are high and conditions less than perfect, thanks to a combination of carbon fiberglass and triaxial fiberglass laminates, which help keep it stable and torsion-free, respectively. Together, this means you'll enjoy a predictable feel in variable snow, and won't have to check your speed jones at the door just because you're on a touring ski.
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Voile X9 Ski Voile X9 Ski
Voile is one of the primary denizens of the lightweight touring niche, so it's probably not the first name that comes to mind when you hear, "backcountry freeride ski," but that's a pretty apt description of the new X9 Ski. With more sidecut, a larger rocker, and less taper than the classic V8, the X9 can slay the deepest blower, turn on a dime and give you nine cents change, stomp cliffs, and even handle a little switch riding if you're feeling extra progressive. While the X9 is perhaps the most freeride-oriented ski in Voile's lineup, it's not a floppy new-school jib noodle. It does have the rocker-camber-rocker profile that's become so popular--Voile calls it Hybrid Rocker--and enough rise in the tip to float through serious powder and give you a smooth ride through rough snow, but there's a load of camber underfoot, too. With it, you can edge easily through wind- and sun-affected snow, and use the generous rise in the tail to pivot on a dime, throw big sideways slashes, and snake your way through tight trees like they're not even there. The tip and tail have less taper than in the X9, so you can turn tightly despite the increased girth,and the aspen core provides a lightweight, springy platform that's meant to come alive when the snow gets soft. The X9's not a low-speed turning machine, though; it can handle itself when speeds are high and conditions less than perfect, thanks to a combination of carbon fiberglass and triaxial fiberglass laminates, which help keep it stable and torsion-free, respectively. Together, this means you'll enjoy a predictable feel in variable snow, and won't have to check your speed jones at the door just because you're on a ski that can ride switch, handle backcountry booters, and send cliffs without losing control of its bladder.
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Volkl Nanuq Ski Volkl Nanuq Ski
The beauty of the backcountry is that, like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. There could be knee-deep pow, even though it didn't snow last night, or you might spend the day skittering across hardpack even though it dumped a foot in the last two hours. Being ready for everything is the name of the game, and no boards do it better than the Volkl Nanuq Skis, mid-fat and highly versatile skis that are edgy enough to crush hardpack, floaty enough to surf through blower, and light enough to make the ascent seem like a piece of cake. Volkl's been crushing downhills for years, in bounds and out, and the Nanuq stays true to the company's downhill-first heritage. The sidecut's pretty traditional, so the Nanuq feels Volkl-ish (perfectly capable of edging in variable snow and cutting through mank), and the sidewall construction and Tough Box composite/fiberglass sheath provide a backbone that lets you charge even when conditions aren't perfect blower. To improve its performance in soft snow, Volkl gave it a moderate amount of tip rocker, and also kept things light (under seven pounds per pair) so the uphills aren't exercises in unnecessary suffering. Providing the backbone for all this lightweight, hard-charging, and pow-surfing goodness is the Nanuq's Multi-Layer Woodcore Light, which combines straight-grained ash and flexible poplar to give you a lively, predictable platform that excels in soft snow. The fiberglass and composite layers stop the Nanuq from twisting under hard edging forces, and the squared-off tail (and tip, too) has Volkl's Skin Pin notch, which makes it easy to clip on skins and trust that they'll stay there throughout the climb.
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Volkl Nunataq Ski Volkl Nunataq Ski
Some people say they're into touring purely for the ascent, but we suspect that they're not being totally honest; going up is fun, but going down is what really puts a smile on your face, so having some twiggy toothpicks on your feet kind of defeats the purpose. Volkl's been crushing downhills for years, in bounds and out, and the Nunatuq Ski is the company's offering to backcountry skiers who like the up, but are really in it for aggressive and deep descents. It's pretty light, at around eight pounds per pair, but has a powder-hungry 107mm waist and fully rockered design that eats up soft snow for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The sidecut's pretty traditional, so the Nunatuq will still feel Volkl-ish (perfectly capable of edging in variable snow and cutting through mank), and the sidewall construction and Tough Box composite/fiberglass sheath provide a backbone that lets you charge even when conditions aren't perfect blower. Providing the backbone for all this lightweight, hard-charging, and pow-surfing goodness is the Nunataq's Multi-Layer Light Wood Core, which combines straight-grained ash and flexible poplar to give you a lively, predictable platform that excels in soft snow. The fiberglass and composite layers stop the Nunatuq from twisting under hard edging forces, and the squared-off tail has Volkl's Skin Pin notch, which makes it easy to clip on skins and trust that they'll stay there throughout your ascent.
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Volkl V-Werks BMT 122 Ski Volkl V-Werks BMT 122 Ski
With the advent of the Volkl V-Werks BMT series, the days of sacrificing touring performance for downhill stability are over. Made for skiers who like to blast up their own lines and shred them like they've been lit on fire, the V-Werks BMT (big-mountain touring, if you're into acronyms) 122 Ski comes with a featherweight multi-layer wood core comprised of poplar and ash. The poplar in the tip and tail establishes a light, playful ride, while ash underfoot brings power and stability when you're maching down a gun-barrel chute like a lunatic. Extra light was the name of the game during Volkl's engineering process, and the resulting 8. 5lb weight of a 186cm pair means your hip flexors won't be crying out in pain, nor will your rando-racing buddies be looking at each other wishing they left you back at the trailhead. New for this year, Volkl added an Ice. Off topsheet to the BMT 122, aiming to help the ski shed ice and snow faster so it doesn't weigh you down on the way up or down. A fully rockered profile, complete with slightly tapered tips, and a fat 122mm waist delineate the BMT's pow-gobbling pedigree, setting the ski up to surf, slash, and smear its way down pillowy lines all over the backcountry. Since Mother Nature can't come through with the goods every day of the season, Volkl bundles the whole package up in a light, stiff carbon-fiber jacket, with a section of short sidewall construction by the foot for increased grip and stability on harder snow. When you're standing at the trailhead getting ready before dawn, you'll appreciate the BMT 122's skin notch in the tail and Skin Pin in the tip, which allow you to attach Volkl's pre-cut, glue-free Vacuum climbing skins quickly and easily. Your touring setup's never going to be the same.
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