Over the past few years ski touring has evolved a lot, and it’s common to see a huge variety of choices out there. To figure out the best equipment options, it‘s necessary to find out what kind of uphill and downhill experience you’re looking for. There are three main types of touring, each with its own equipment necessities. Here are our recommendations:
Uphill-oriented skiers focus on having a great experience and the lightest weight products for going up the mountain. Whether on a single day or multi day tour, a quick after work hike or high alpine tour, when you are looking for fast uphill speed the gear has to be as light as possible. This applies to everything that has to be carried up the mountain. Ski and binding play a major role since both are in constant movement and their „flywheel mass“ is additionally very tiring. This is why we developed a premium light weight binding that also offers great function and high performance.
Modern ski touring is not only about exploring the mountains and nature. It´s also about a perfect run at the end of the day, somewhere in the backcountry, enjoying untouched snow and first tracks. And once you get used to the feeling, you’ll go the mountains more often, even when there´s no new snow. Knowing that, you need equipment that is light yet very versatile. Low weight, great uphill performance, easy handling AND the best possible power transmission are mandatory for a great tour including a perfect downhill run, no matter what the snow conditions are.
For skiers who love powder runs and first tracks, touring has become the perfect way to discover untouched terrain. For them, hiking is a necessary workout to reach new places, and they accept heavier equipment that will guarantee maximum downhill performance. This includes demanding backcountry riders who skin up from the summit station up to that hidden face for an even better powder run. For both target groups we developed specific bindings that deliver excellent power transmission for the best confidence and control.