Fischer won gold medals in three different alpine sports in the 2014 Winter Olympics, versatility that certainly helps when it comes to making alpine touring skis. It also helps that several prominent backcountry ski companies make their skis in the Fischer factory. They have seen it all.
A Vertical skimo race is very simple: first one to the top wins. No transitions, no skiing. This is a racing classification designed to figure out who is the fittest alpine athlete that knows how to skin uphill. Although not many such races are held state..
Long have other brands made skimo race skis in their factory. Long have they dabbled with their own models in Europe. Short is the time Fischer predicts it will take to dominate North American podiums. With a weight-to-price ratio that is hard to beat, it..
Fischer has stepped it down a notch. Building on the success of the Transalp 88, the alpine ski company shrunk the molds and created a slimmer version. While its bigger brother hits the sweet spot for all-around backcountry use, the 80mm Transalp marks th..
The Stella Alpina 88 is a backcountry ski for women with a frontside background. It’s a ski that is happy to make turns with you anywhere you take it. And that could be far away, since the Paulownia wood core with Air Tec channels make it almost silly lig..
The Fischer Transalp 88 hits the sweet spot in width, weight, price, and skiability. The 88mm waist is the sweet spot for do-it-all backcountry skis. The 1215 gram weight  is the sweet spot for up versus downhill performance. The $600 price tag is th..
Welcome Fischer to the skimo boot club. And what an entrance! The Travers Carbon is a compelling ski boot that weighs barely a kilo. It has the torsional stiffness of an alpine boot, due to the placement of a carbon fiber sheath in the sole. It has an inc..
Fischer doesn’t actually call these high-end race bindings version 2.0, but we need some way to differentiate them from the previous year’s model since they are completely different. These bindings are made by Dynafit, and folks familiar with the non-auto..
It’s about time there was a major innovation in climbing skins. The Fischer Profoil skins look and feel nothing like what you might be used to. Instead of being make of countless fibers shorn from the back of real or synthetic animals, these new skins are..
For a perfect match to Fischer’s new line of impressive backcountry skis, use the also-new line of skins. The skins are 65% mohair and 35% nylon, hitting that sweet spot in terms of grip vs. glide. Fischer uses a modified version of the K2 clip system to ..