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Salomon MTN Explore 88
$649.99
Get more backcountry access. Lightweight for less effort going up, stable and predictable for confidence descending. MTN EXPLORE 88 delivers this combination with a 3D Spaceframe construction and a C/FX reinforcement. Go get your adventures. Downhill performance - C/FX Carbon and flax laminate delivers power and stability like metal, at a fraction of the weight. It delivers a smooth ride in the varying terrains of the backcountry. Touring efficiency - Spaceframe 2.0 is less material in key areas along the length of the ski that reduces overall weight for easier ascents. Stability - Pre-shaped 3D Karuba woodcore ensures great ski-to-snow contact and reduces vibrations, with less weight. 3D Karuba full Woodcore - The pre-shaped 3D full Karuba Woodcore provides stability and control while reducing weight. Ti Binding Reinforcement - A titanal insert edge-to-edge underfoot, running throughout the ski, for maximal power and increased hard snow edging. C/FX - C/FX is a unique fiber layer consisting of Carbon and Flax woven together, running tip-to-tail. It combines the incredible strength, stability and minimal weight of carbon fiber with the increased level of dampening and vibration absorption of the flax. It's patented and exclusive to Salomon. Koroyd Tip - More float, less flop. Super light honeycomb/Koroyd Tip insert, reinforced with ABS. Less weight at the extremities with increased dampening from Koroyd dramatically increases maneuverability and ease of steering on rockered skis. Skin Tail Clip - Precut notch in the tail of the ski allows quick, easy and secure attachment of climbing skins.
Salomon MTN Explore 88 W
$649.99
Get more backcountry access. Lightweight for less effort going up, stable and predictable for confidence descending. MTN EXPLORE 88 Women's delivers this combination with a 3D Spaceframe construction and a C/FX reinforcement. Go get your adventures. Downhill performance - C/FX Carbon and flax laminate delivers power and stability like metal, at a fraction of the weight. It delivers a smooth ride in the varying terrains of the backcountry. Touring efficiency - Spaceframe 2.0 is less material in key areas along the length of the ski that reduces overall weight for easier ascents. Stability - Pre-shaped 3D Karuba woodcore ensures great ski-to-snow contact and reduces vibrations, with less weight. 3D Karuba full Woodcore - The pre-shaped 3D full Karuba Woodcore provides stability and control while reducing weight. Ti Binding Reinforcement - A titanal insert edge-to-edge underfoot, running throughout the ski, for maximal power and increased hard snow edging. C/FX - C/FX is a unique fiber layer consisting of Carbon and Flax woven together, running tip-to-tail. It combines the incredible strength, stability, and minimal weight of carbon fiber with the increased level of dampening and vibration absorption of the flax. It's patented and exclusive to Salomon. Koroyd Tip - More float, less flop. Super light honeycomb/Koroyd Tip insert, reinforced with ABS. Less weight at the extremities with increased dampening from Koroyd dramatically increases maneuverability and ease of steering on rockered skis. Skin Tail Clip - Precut notch in the tail of the ski allows quick, easy and secure attachment of climbing skins.
Salomon MTN Explore 95
$699.99
Get more backcountry access. Lightweight for less effort going up, stable and predictable for confidence descending. MTN EXPLORE 95 delivers this combination with a 3D Spaceframe construction and a C/FX reinforcement. Go get your adventures. Downhill performance - C/FX Carbon and flax laminate delivers power and stability like metal, at a fraction of the weight. It delivers a smooth ride in the varying terrains of the backcountry. Touring efficiency - Spaceframe 2.0 is less material in key areas along the length of the ski that reduces overall weight for easier ascents. Stability - Pre-shaped 3D Karuba woodcore ensures great ski-to-snow contact and reduces vibrations, with less weight. 3D Karuba full Woodcore - The pre-shaped 3D full Karuba Woodcore provides stability and control while reducing weight. Ti Binding Reinforcement - A titanal insert edge-to-edge underfoot, running throughout the ski, provides maximal power and increased hard snow edging. C/FX - C/FX is a unique fiber layer consisting of Carbon and Flax woven together, running tip-to-tail. It combines the incredible strength, stability, and minimal weight of carbon fiber with the increased level of dampening and vibration absorption of the flax. It's patented and exclusive to Salomon. Koroyd Tip - More float, less flop. Super light honeycomb/Koroyd Tip insert, reinforced with ABS. Less weight at the extremities with increased dampening from Koroyd dramatically increases maneuverability and ease of steering on rockered skis. Skin Tail Clip - Precut notch in the tail of the ski allows quick, easy, and secure attachment of climbing skins.
Salomon QST 118
$599.99 - $749.99 $749.99 Up to 20% Off
The widest ski in the range will help you float in the deepest powder and provide increased ski-to-snow contact for great terrain adaptation, so you can charge every line with confidence. Power - The C/FX carbon and flax reinforcement layer delivers power and stability like metal, at a fraction of the weight. Stability - Experience confidence-boosting stability thanks to the integration of our exclusive Cork Damplifier technology in the tip. Great terrain absorption - The inverted 3D Woodcore guarantees good underfoot performance as the ski perfectly adapts to every terrain on the mountain. Light Poplar Full Woodcore - A light Poplar Full Woodcore offers a performing, yet very light ski. C/FX - C/FX is a unique fiber layer consisting of Carbon and Flax woven together, running tip-to-tail. It combines the incredible strength, stability and minimal weight of carbon fiber with the increased level of dampening and vibration absorption of the flax. It's patented and exclusive to Salomon. Cork Damplifier - Cork is three times more absorbing than Koroyd. Using it in the tip of the ski enables a high level of vibration absorption and dampening with even less weight. Ti Binding Reinforcement - A titanal insert edge-to-edge underfoot, running throughout the ski, for maximal power and increased hard snow edging. Tail Protector - Increased ski longevity: keeping skis visually attractive even after intense use. Recommended bindings - S/LAB SHIFT MNC 13 - STH2 WTR 16 - Warden MNC 13
Elan Elan Ripstick 102 W
$649.99
The Ripstick 102 W is designed by women for skiers who aggressively push their limits and seek out the toughest lines and deepest pow – all while putting the boys to shame. As the widest Ripstick in women series, the 102 W is the ultimate ladies freeride ski to use when it gets deep and steep. If you never waste a waist deep day, this is the ski you need to maximize the float and the fun! Have no worries, if you miss the best days of the season, the Ripstick 102 will still be your best friends any other day of the week, smoothly cutting through windblown snow and crud with ease. The skis’ SST sidewalls provide direct power transmission to the ski edges and assure control over the full length of the ski. Elan’s new Amphibio Carbon Line technology elevates the asymmetrical design and tip to tail Tubelight wood core with additional carbon reinforcements for greater edge grip, all while maintaining ease and precision through every turn.
Elan Elan Ripstick 106
$699.99
The Ripstick 106 is the ultimate freeride ski for any terrain. From boundary line to base lodge, peak to parking lot, and trailhead to tailgate this ski excels in all conditions. No wonder it's Glen's favorite ski from the Elan collection! Good times follow the Ripstick, and this award winning series is the best of both worlds: effortless in powder and rips the hard pack. The Ripsticks unique and innovative combination of a TubeLite Woodcore, featuring tip-to-tail carbon rods, Vapor Tip inserts, and advanced composites that are integrated into the ski’s woodcore for the ultimate ride in any condition.
Elan Elan Ripstick 116
$749.99
Float and Slash Our widest big mountain slayer is back and better than ever! Designed by our athletes and pushed by the world’s best, the Ripstick 116 floats and slashes down the world's steepest and deepest lines. As the widest ski in the collection, the Ripstick 116 is the pinnacle of the Elan freeride lineup. It's a hard charging freeride ski that’s burly, yet responsive, for top-to-bottom big-mountain mastery. The new Amphibio Carbon Line Technology, combined with round tip and tail shape delivers improved confidence at speed and maneuverability in powder. The Ripstick 116 is designed to dominate the deep days we all seek. They cut through windblown snow and crud with ease thanks to the direct power transmission of SST sidewalls, tip-to-tail woodcore, and carbon rods along each rail. The addition of Amphibio Carbon Line technology places strategically located carbon reinforcement over the edge of the skis to provide more stability in the turn. VaporTip inserts are added to the tip to reduce swing weight and chatter. Designed for the biggest, deepest lines in big mountains, the Ripstick 116 is all about good times!
Elan Elan Ripstick 94 W
$599.99
The Ripstick 94 W is perfect for any adventure; front side, back side, chutes, steeps, trees and even the backcountry. You can trust this ski is the right choice, no matter the conditions. Ripstick 94 W packs a ton of punch in a considerably lightweight package. It is the ultimate freeride set up for the softest, deepest conditions to the most variable, mixed terrain found on the mountain. Sitting pretty at a versatile 94mm waist, it’s wide enough to handle powder, yet narrow enough to lay trenches on the groomers. Upgraded with Elan’s most advanced asymmetrical technology, Amphibio Carbon Line, carbon rods are inserted into the extremely lightweight wood core for an exceptionally damp and stable platform that is amplified with strategically placed carbon reinforcements over the edges of the skis to power every turn with precision and perfection. Get ready for silky smooth performance across the entire mountain.
Elan Elan Ripstick 96
$649.99
Peak Performer Praised by magazine testers and professional skiers alike for it's unique blend of lightweight performance, the Ripstick 96 is proven to be the ultimate freeride ski in all snow conditions. If a smoothness indicator existed for skis, the Ripstick 96 would be off the charts! It is a true freeride ski that doubles as an all-mountain ski for those who want ultimate versatility on the mountain. It utilizes Amphibio Carbon Line Technology for dynamic power and precision and a re-shaped tip and tail taper design make it a perfect choice for every day, every turn shape, on any surface. It's wide enough to handle powder, yet narrow enough in the waist to grip and rip on the front side. With Amphibio profile for exceptional maneuverability and edge grip, SST sidewalls for direct power transmission, and Amphibio Carbon Line technology for stability and ease at any speed, the second generation of this multiple award winning ski provides a silky smooth ride no matter where your mountain exploration takes you.
Blizzard Zero G 105
$799.99
If you are searching for the perfect tool to shred in the backcountry, look no further. The 105mm-waisted Zero G solves the longtime quandary of backcountry skis that need to be both lightweight for the uphill and high-performance for the downhill. Blizzard's engineers personally test prototypes in the Austrian Alps, and they intentionally designed a ski that would crush vert and distance, but more importantly, ski with the integrity and high-performance Blizzard skiers crave on the downhill. Thanks to Carbon Drive 2.0 and a customized shape for true backcountry adventure, the Zero G 105 feels right at home on the skin track. Then, when you reach the top and pull your skins off, it transitions into reward mode for a hard-charging, freeride payoff. TECHNICAL SPECS: - Construction Carbon Drive 2.0 Construction - Rocker: Tip-Tail Rocker - Factory Base Bevel: 0.9° -/+ 0.2° - Factory Side Bevel 87.7° (Tol.-/+ 1.5°)
Blizzard Zero G 105
$639.99 - $799.99 $799.99 Up to 20% Off
If you are searching for the perfect tool to shred in the backcountry, look no further. The 105 mm waisted Zero G solves the longtime quandary of backcountry skis that need to be both lightweight for the uphill and high-performance for the downhill. Blizzard’s engineers personally test prototypes in the Austrian Alps, and they intentionally designed a ski that would crush vert and distance, but more importantly, ski with the integrity and high-performance Blizzard skiers crave on the downhill. Thanks to Carbon Drive 2.0 and a customized shape for true backcountry adventure, the Zero G 105 feels right at home on the skin track. Then, when you reach the top and pull your skins off, it transitions into reward mode for a hard-charging, freeride payoff. TECHNICAL SPECS Construction: Carbon Drive 2.0 Construction Rocker: Tip-Tail Rocker Factory Base Bevel: 0,9° ± 0,2° Factory Side Bevel: 87,7° (Tol.-/+ 1,5°)
Blizzard Zero G 95 (Flat)
$699.99
The Zero G 95 has a first descent on the world's highest, biggest line—the Lhotse Couloir in Nepal's Himalayas. Ski mountaineers Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison requested Blizzard's Zero G 95 when they set out to summit the 27,940-foot-peak, and indeed, the skis got the pair down safely—not to mention the high-altitude pow turns they scored! Your backcountry adventure may be closer to home, but you can still reap the benefits of Austrian engineering that delivers the best downhill performance for the weight. Carbon Drive 2.0 paired with an ultra-light paulownia woodcore ensure efficiency on the skin track, while maintaining strength, a solid edge grip, and a stable feel for the descent.
Armada ARW 116 VJJ UL
$749.99
The VJJ comeback is real! Enter the no gravity zone with the new ARW 116 VJJ UL. Updated with an all-new, ultralight Caruba Core the new VJJ has shed some serious weight and continues its legacy as the most well-rounded women's powder ski out there. Featuring EST Freeride Rocker for increased response slashing pillows or ditching trees. Its Smear Tech 3D beveling on the tips & tails of the base allows for limitless directions of floating off through pow, no matter the terrain. Tech Features - Lightweight Caruba Core - AR75 Sidewall - AR Freestyle Rocker - S7 Base - 2.2 Impact Edge - Smear Tech - Laminate Matrix - 165 = 1550g - 175 = 1600g
Armada Trace 88
$599.99
The narrowest ski in the series, the Trace 88 is our lightweight adventurer, designed to redefine skiability in this segment. For 20/21 the Trace 88 has gotten a full overhaul, pushing its limits even further. We worked on the sidecut and slightly prolonged its radius to further add stability. We also refined the core profile for a more balanced flex pattern. Combining a narrow waist width, long radius turn shape, and EST All-Mountain Rocker with a 100% Caruba wood core, the Trace 88 separates itself from the pack by its remarkable downhill performance. Tech Features - AR75 Sidewall - Caruba Core - EST All Mtn Rocker - Comp Series Base - 1.7 Impact Edge - Ti Binding Reinforcement - Adaptive Mesh - 162 = 1125g - 172 = 1225g
Armada Trace 98
$699.99
Cut from the same cloth as its big sister, the Trace 98 touts the same lightweight prowess with the increased maneuverability you need to slash every nook and cranny of your line. Built with the backcountry journey woman in mind, the 98 features metal-reinforced binding pads to absorb bumps and vibrations and provide a little extra security when looking for fresh snow beyond resort boundaries. Tech Features - AR75 Sidewall - Caruba Core - EST All Mtn Rocker - Comp Series Base - 1.7 Impact Edge - Ti Binding Reinforcement - Adaptive Mesh - Tapertops - 156 = 1425g - 164 = 1475g - 172 = 1550g
Armada Tracer 108
$749.99
Even though the Tracer 108 is firmly focused on outstanding downhill performance, Armada's always searching for the perfect combination of weight reduction and stability in this category. That’s why for 19/20 they paired an even lighter Poplar-Caruba wood core to a larger fiberglass package resulting in further decreased weight and added durability. The Tracer 108 ups the performance ante with dampening Adaptive Mesh, Titanal Reinforcement underfoot and AR 75 Sidewall construction to create just the right feel whether used by freeriding or touring enthusiasts. - AR75 Sidewall - Hybrid Caruba Core - EST Freeride Rocker - Comp Series Base - Ti Binding Reinforcement - Adaptive Mesh - Laminate Matrix - 1.7 Impact Edge - Tapertops
Armada Tracer 88
$599.99
Three years ago we entered the lightweight touring game for the first time with the goal to redefine skiability in this segment. For 20/21, the Tracer 88 has gotten a full overhaul, pushing it's limits even further. We worked on the sidecut and slightly prolonged its radius to further add stability, and we refined the core profile for a more balanced flex pattern. Add to that the combination of EST All-Mountain Rocker, Caruba Woodcore, and a snow-shedding top sheet, and its following keeps growing. Tech Features - AR75 Sidewall - Caruba Core - EST All Mtn Rocker - Comp Series Base - 1.7 Impact Edge - Ti Binding Reinforcement - Adaptive Mesh - 162 = 1125g - 172 = 1225g
Armada Tracer 98
$699.99
The crown jewel of the Tracer Series, the Tracer 98 is your everyday off-piste ski built with versatility in mind. A layer of Adaptive Mesh keeps the ride damp and stable while the beveled top-edges create a lighter ski that can handle anything your ski legs throw its way. For 20/21 we paired a superlight, 100% Caruba Wood core to a more durable fiberglass construction making the Tracer 98 even lighter and more durable. The quickest edge-to-edge and best performing on the hardpack, the Tracer 98 is the true 1-ski quiver from resort to backcountry. Tech Features - AR75 Sidewall - Caruba Core - EST All-Mountain Rocker - Comp Series Base - Ti Binding Reinforcement - Adaptive Mesh - 1.7 Impact Edge - Tapertops - 164 = 1475g - 172 = 1550g - 180 = 1575g - 188 = 1700g
ARAMDA ARV 116 JJ UL
$749.99
Bringing light to new heights, the ARV JJ UL floats like a butterfly and cuts like a butter knife for a definitive BC freestyle experience. The JJ UL is 25% lighter than the original JJ. With less weight through the tip and tail, the JJ UL utilizes our lightest Caruba Wood core to create a uniquely lightweight and smooth ride when the going gets deep. Powder hounds, this ski will move fast off the shelves so act fast and put this limited edition JJ on your feet.
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