The Icelantic Seeker Skis are designed to stomp the most difficult lines and make it look easy. The extremely stiff flex, 42 cm of tip rise and a flat tail make the Seeker an explosive and directional ski that isn't happy unless it is opened up and charged on.
Its 88 mm waist and Flip Core 3D Rocker design make this ski extremely agile and versatile. Ideal for demonstrating your skills both on and off the piste.Key Features of the Blizzard Black Pearl Skis: Sidecut 125-88-110 mm Radius 17.0 m (166 cm)
Maybe the Blizzard Latigo Ski isn't as fat as most of its brothers in Blizzard's Freemountain Ti line, but it makes up for its relatively narrow width by being super quick through bumps and trees, powerfully edgy on groomers, and plenty fast enough to give strong intermediate skiers a perma-grin all over the mountain. It all starts with Blizzard's Flipcore, which, unlike traditional cores that are pressed in a cambered mold, presses the core into a mildly rockered shape from the very start, so the rocker profile exactly matches the shape of the ski. This gives the Latigo a snappy, lively feel, which is boosted by two layers of Titanal that stiffen things up and give the ski plenty of power and edge grip. Traditional camber underfoot lets you carve the Latigo like you're riding rails, while mild rocker in the tip and tail make it easier to initiate turns and ride over rough, choppy snow on the lightning-quick sintered graphite base. It's also built with a classic sandwich construction, which helps direct power to the edges and takes a beating without slowing down.
K2 remembers a time when skiing wasn't all about the legendary storms. For every massive dump that hit Utah or week-long epic that struck the Pacific Northwest, there was a group of New Englanders celebrating a six-inch powder day deep among the pine trees. The K2 Annex 98 Ski is for those people, and anyone else that wants to charge hard in the backcountry without dragging around a mega-fat to do it. Measuring a relatively narrow (by today's standards) 98mm at the waist, this ski delivers the responsiveness and power of a wood core and metal laminate construction with the deep snow performance of rocker at the tip and a tapered sidecut at the tip and tail. Tight chutes and tree skiing require the control of traditional camber, and you'll find just that directly underfoot. You're inevitably going to throw a skin on this ski, so you'll find a tip grommet and a notch at the tail to retain a skin clip--both of which are compatible with K2 Z-Clip Skins. Your girthy, rockered resort ride might look beastly in comparison, but the stiff, stable, and maneuverable Annex 98 will drop it like a bad habit once you hit the skin track or dip into the trees, and you'll be all the happier for it.
Get your caravan packed. With the Icelantic Gypsy Ski, you have your weapon of choice when a two-foot dump arrives. This fatty's generous dimensions, soft flex, and reverse camber are specifically designed for playful surfing in the deep, while the wide-radius sidecut allows gives you the power to point it down an open bowl. A nearly symmetrical shape lets you get slopestyle on this ski and launch or land switch when you get the urge. The clingy edge engages fully when the snow gets skied up and firm, and sidewall construction puts power in that arc. Your buddies might call you a thieving gypsy after plundering more than your share of pow, but that's OK. Remember: no friends on a powder day.
The Blizzard Scout Ski may be a lightweight on the scale, but be assured it's a heavyweight performer. Its strong, lively wood Flipcore gives it natural rocker in tip and tail, and a generous 27-meter sidecut radius means stability at scorching speeds. The 108-millimeter waist is an ample platform in pow but still quick edge-to-edge. Sidewall sandwich construction also brings power and precision to the edges. This ski has classic camber for strong rebound and edge hold. For backcountry enthusiasts, the Scout is Blizzard's burliest board.
Counting sheep is boring, so you count spins, kinks, and corks to help you fall asleep, and it's no coincidence that you spend most nights cuddling the Icelantic Da'Nollie Ski. It's been redesigned for 14/15, with a wider platform (95mm underfoot) to ease powder landings and increase stomping surface area, along with a rockered tip and tail that make it easy to butter, ride switch, and venture out of the park and into the freshies. Like all Icelantics, the Da'Nollie's available in fairly short lengths and tight turn radii, making the ski nimbler and reducing swing weight without compromising stability and performance at speed. Icelantic's Nollie Flex wood core provides a strong, flexible, and poppy platform for buttering, ollieing, and popping off every little feature you find, while fiberglass laminates offer enough stiffness to rally comfortably at speed without weighing you down when you decide to go airborne. The Da'Nollie wouldn't be an Icelantic board if it didn't have the company's signature Travis Parr graphics and rugged crystal-clear Carbonium topsheets, which are complemented by 2. 2mm steel edges and a lightning-quick Durasurf 4001 sintered base. The only drawback? You won't be able to blame your skis anymore when you bail.
Get your caravan packed. With the Icelantic Gypsy Ski, you have your weapon of choice when a two-foot dump arrives. This fatty's generous dimensions, soft flex, and reverse camber are specifically designed for playful surfing in the deep, while the wide-radius sidecut gives you the power to point it down an open bowl. A nearly symmetrical shape lets you get slopestyle on this ski and launch or land switch when you get the urge. The clingy edge engages fully when the snow gets skied up and firm, and sidewall construction puts power in that arc. Your buddies might call you a thieving gypsy after plundering more than your share of pow, but that's OK. Remember: no friends on a powder day.
The Kastle XX110 is Colby James West's signature powder ski of choice. The Hollowtech tip and tail are nicely complemented by the twintip design for park-inspired spin tricks thrown in the realm of natural features and deep fluff. Regardless of whether you're actually waist-deep in the world-famous powder of the west or hunting soft turns on your home hill, the twin-rockered XX110 will prove to be a winner.
We all love our fatty pow skis on the deep days, but they don't make a whole lot of sense as an everyday ski. So, whether you're looking to give your quiver a little more rounding or looking for a do-it-all workhorse, the K2 Shreditor 102 Ski will give you that free-ride feel you love so much in a narrow and nimble hard-snow-oriented design. All-terrain rocker gives your tip and tail a lift over new snow, chopped crud, and wind-buff while the camber underfoot provides stable edge-to-edge transfer on the hardpack and groomed runs. The aspen and paulownia wood core has the lively flex patterns you'd expect from a wood core, but with K2's Triaxial braid (weaved strands of fiberglass around the core), the ski has the torsional strength for stability at high speeds on hard snow. The Twintech sidewall wraps the topsheet partially around the sidewall, reducing wear along the edge and preventing your topsheet from chipping off so your sticks look mint all season long. The tapered tip and tail increases control when you're coming out of a turn and lets you scrub speed quickly when that tree sneaks up on you. K2 threw in its skin grommet attachment, so if you decide to do some backcountry stuff, you can get a seamless skin-to-ski attachment.
If skiing was food, riding lifts would be frozen pizza and ski mountaineering would be a perfect souffle: both are delicious, but one can be done by anyone while the other takes time, effort, and dedication. In this scenario, the K2 Wayback 96 Ski is the fine tool of a top chef, designed to slice and dice whatever conditions the backcountry offers up, from firm windblown to spring corn to funky alpine hardpack to powder. K2's All-Terrain rocker boasts underfoot camber to make short work of hard and crusty snow, while the moderate tip rocker and slight tail rocker let the Wayback float over powder and cruise through variable conditions. The slight tail rocker also makes it easy to plunge the Wayback into the snow for use as an anchor or just to keep it from taking off down the hill. The Wayback's lighter than a souffle, too, at under seven pounds per pair, so the skin track or bootpack won't be a huge chore. It's constructed with a lightweight paulownia core with strategically placed maple for stiffness, and has a Carbon Web laminate that gives it some backbone without tacking on extra ounces. The torsion box construction keeps it nice and stiff through the turn, while the Hybritech sidewalls combine a smooth-turning and lightweight cap construction with partial sidewalls for hardcore edge grip when things firm up on you. Even the topsheet is designed to be light, with a Snowphobic treatment that prevents snow from building up. Last but not least, the Wayback comes fully kitted out with K2's Z-Clip tip and tail skin grommets, so you can slap on a pair of K2 skins and be hitting the skinner before your buddies have their boots on.
Reach your backcountry nirvana withunmatched speed and ease when you put on the G3 ZenOxide C 88 Ski. Awaist width of 88mm is ready for fun and stable descents through crud, corn, and more,and the ultra-lightweight carbon construction saves precious energy whiletouring so you can go farther and faster than you ever have. The ZenOxide C 88 features alightweight paulownia/poplar wood core with a carbon laminate to strengthentorsional rigidity and save weight. At 5-pounds per pair, the skis will feel likefeathers on your feet on the uphill, saving energy with every step. With itslight weight and prime all-mountain shape that is ready to take on allconditions, the ZenOxide 88 is a perfect choice for skiers looking for aneveryday ski for the resort, the backcountry, and beyond.
Reach your backcountry nirvana with unmatched speed and ease when you put on the G3 ZenOxide C 93 Ski. A versatile waist width of 93mm is ready to take on anything you may run into out there, and the ultra-lightweight carbon construction saves precious energy while touring so you can go farther and faster than you ever have. The ZenOxide C 93 features a lightweight paulownia/poplar wood core with a carbon laminate to strengthen torsional rigidity and save weight. At 6. 2 pounds per pair, the skis will feel like feathers on your feet on the uphill, saving energy with every step. Vertical ABS sidewalls are super durable and give the ski excellent edge hold, and a bit of early rise in the tip helps the ski float through the soft stuff. With its light weight and prime all-mountain shape that is ready to take on all conditions, the ZenOxide 93 is a perfect choice for skiers looking for an everyday ski for the resort, the backcountry, and beyond.
The Cham Alti series is Dynastar's new touring lineup, and the Alti 80 holds down the versatile middle between the lightweight Alti 70 and the fatter Alti 85, meaning it has plenty of climbing performance, enough float to handle alpine cold smoke, and the ability to hold an edge and power through wind- and sun-affected gnar. With a super-light Paulownia wood core wrapped in a featherweight cap, the Alti 80 weighs in at ridiculous 2. 4lbs per ski so you can make short work of the skinner and stay nimble in tight chutes and trees, but don't mistake it for a flimsy rando ski. After all, it rocks a fiberglass laminate that lends the stiffness needed to handle high speed lines. Plus, there's traditional camber underfoot which helps you rail turns through the questionable snow that's an inevitable part of skiing in the alpine. To enhance your pow-shredding prowess, Dynastar made sure to throw in a moderate tip rocker, and also hooked the Alti 80 up with a Skin Grip system to make centering and attaching your compatible Dynastar skins easier than rolling out of bed at 4am to get an alpine start.
Instead of trying to reinvent the touring ski with the Cham Alti 85 Ski, Dynastar focused on refining the basic principles: making it lighter, more stable, and more versatile for long tours and ski mountaineering. The Alti 85 is the widest ski in the Alti line, making it perfect for those days when you're hoping alpine powder is on the menu, but it weighs in under six pounds so you'll be able to handle long approaches, big climbs, and steep bootpacks without feeling like gravity has a personal vendetta against you. The LightCore is made of Paulownia wood with a light fiberglass laminate to up the Alti's performance in hard snow, and the cap construction gives it a smooth and consistent flex while keeping the ounces to a minimum. You're never sure what sort of snow you'll run into up high, either, so the Alti has traditional camber underfoot for edge grip and confidence on those patches of neve and wind-affected snow, along with a tip rocker to help you plane and float through powder and cruise with confidence over rough, uneven snow. It also features Dynastar's Alti Skin Grip system, which makes it easy to center and hook up Dynastar skins, making those 3am alpine starts just a little bit easier.
When the planets align for your long-awaited ski-cation to Portillo and the peaks are emerging from a month-long snow storm, you'll be happy you brought along the K2 Annex 108 Ski. Born from the SideStash of yore, the Annex 108 is a touring ski that loves the backcountry, untouched bowls, and couloirs of all shapes and sizes. K2 realized people loved the SideStash, for good reason, but everything must join the present at some point. So along comes the Annex 108. K2 took the essentials of the Sidestash, like the wood core, metal laminate, and Hybritech sidewall, and tweaked the rocker profile. Now, with the all-terrain rocker, you can go straight from enjoying uncut fields of bliss to plowing through chunder. The all-terrain rocker still has positive camber underfoot, but the tip has a longer and lower rise and the ski has a kicktail for easier handling over all terrain. The wood blend core is sandwiched between metal laminate consisting of Titanal and fiberglass. This damps vibrations, reduces chatter, and gives you precision when turning. The HybriTech sidewall gives you the best of both worlds; the lightweight responsiveness of cap construction, with the durability and power of a true sidewall.For those days when you just can't stomach the thought of waiting in lift lines, strap K2's custom skins to the tip and tail skin-attachment grommets and experience blissful skinning as you earn your turns.
If you've been waiting for a ski that's ready for literally anything in the backcountry, just like you, then the La Sportiva GT Alpine Touring Ski could quickly become your ticket to total touring and ski mountaineering freedom. With its mid-fat dimensions and a semi-soft tip, the GT is nimble enough to bounce around in boot-to-brow-deep powder. But as you reach higher and further into the backcountry, its stiff tail and ample sidecut comes in handy for secure side-slips into summit couliors and for careful turns down horrifyingly icy glacier routes.
You don't actually have to plug the K2 Amp Rictor 90 XTi Ski in to get it to work, because it supplies plenty of power all on its own. At 90mm underfoot, it splits the size difference between all-mountain and freeride skis, with a construction that's as comfortable plowing through soft snow as it is railing top-to-bottom turns down groomers. Built from aspen, paulownia, and maple for the perfect combination of lightness, stiffness, and liveliness, the Amp has a moderate turning radius to keep things manageable in tight spots as well as on open slopes, and a Titanal laminate that helps it rally at top speed and bust through crud without getting jittery or unstable. K2 built the Amp using its All-Mountain Baselin 2. 0 technology, which matches the rocker and sidecut profiles to provide a big sweet spot for all turn shapes, a short, rounded tip for predictable turn initiation, and blunt, round tail for easy turn release in all conditions. Combined with the traditional camber underfoot, this allows the ski to hold or release an edge whenever you want, so you can rally down hardpack or stay quick and nimble in the trees. The Power Tip also helps the Amp plane up and over soft snow, and the Hybridtech sidewalls combine traditional sidewalls and lightweight cap construction for durability, edge hold, and smooth turn initiation. The Amp even has Z-Clip skin grommets, so you can stick some K2 skins on and rip some backcountry lines if you get tired of crushing the frontside.
Blizzard's women-only, all-mountain Free Mountain ski, the Women's Dakota Ski, will change your mind about flimsy, floppy ladies' skis. More versatile than the fatter Black Pearl, this hard-charger gets carving and edgehold power from its sidewall construction and full wood core. The revolutionary Flipcore technology literally flips the core upside-down in the mold to get that awesome Natural rocker in the tip and tail. It's flat underfoot for smooth transitions, especially in that soft, deep stuff you love so. At 108 millimeters in the waist, this mid-fat floats like a butterfly on steroids, and a huge sidecut radius keeps this ski smooth as silk when motoring top to bottom in zero turns. A woman's ski? Yes, but not for just any woman.
One of the lowest-weight poles on the market, the Komperdell Nordic Superlight 74 Ski Pole is so light you wouldn't even know it was there, if you weren't shooting forward like a rocket every time you hammered on it. After winning an award at ISPO, the international outdoor goods trade show, the Superlight has been busy taking its specially-woven 100% carbon construction to the trails, blowing other poles into the woods as it flies past. The Superlight is incredibly strong and stiff so you don't sacrifice any power, and has a comfortable, powerful duplo-injected cork grip and click-in race strap that give you all the juice you'll ever need to make it to the podium.