Skimo Co
SkyRun

Backcountry Touring Skis

All-purpose touring skis are the starting point for getting into the backcountry and the sweet spot for a one-ski quiver. Err on the skinnier side if you tend to ski harder snow or fatten up if you ski more on powder days. This selection of backcountry skis is designed to perform admirably no matter what conditions you find. For a more thorough overview of touring skis, please peruse this article.

How could Elan make the Ripstick 88 any better? Easy...make it lighter so you can use it in the backcountry. The Elan Ripstick Tour Women's 88 jukes, jives, and now climbs with aplomb. It turns out the Amphibio technology works supremely in backcountry conditions just like it does off-piste at the resort. The tips of the skis are not only rockered up for excellent float, they are a..
$749.95 From $449.95
The Wayback 98 inhabits a rare space at Skimo Co. That is, it is a ski that almost all of our staff can agree on, no matter what “flavor” of skier they are. Looking at the specs, it's not hard to see why. With a versatile 98mm waist width, the Wayback 98 is equally at home in mid-winter powder as it is harvesting corn during the Spring. The long tip and tail rocker helps the Waybac..
$799.95
Looking for a versatile all-mountain ski that doesn’t tip the scales on the way up? Look no further than the Fischer Transalp 98 CTI. Sporting a generous amount of rocker in the tip, the Transalp 98 CTI handles itself nicely in powder while carbon stringers and a Paulownia wood core ensure the ski has a lively and fun personality. Should you be in an arcing mood, the medium turn ra..
$849.95 $679.98
“Tools not jewels.” This has long been the saying for many skiers, gritting their teeth before dropping into a known rocky descent. Fortunately for us, this saying doesn’t necessarily apply to the special edition Snow Leopard skis, which blur the line between artwork and highly functional tools. Built using the same chassis as the Radical 97, Dynafit added an aesthetically pleasing..
$789.95 $649.95
Finally, after years of waiting, the mystical Mistico.2 has arrived. Compared to the 1st generation, the Mistico.2 sports a revised geometry, designed to provide better flotation in soft snow and easier turn initiation. The 14-layer Italian construction is made with careful attention to detail, providing the on-snow performance properties of the iconic cars that share its homeland,..
$1149.95
Not just any nova, the Supernova from Majesty is an all-around, high-performance ski with a penchant for the soft white stuff. It partially achieves this versatility using a Cut-Off-Tail, cleverly called COT. By cutting off the tail and moving the skier's stance back on the ski, Majesty was able to make the Supernova maneuverable but stable enough for you to “let 'er rip” when the ..
$994.95 $744.95
Following in the footsteps of an older sibling is never easy, especially when they’re handsome, smart, and good at math. Therefore, Salomon had to take great care when replacing the MTN Explore 95, a ski that set an exceptionally high bar. Eager to get out from under the shadow of its older brother and forge its own identity, the Salomon MTN 96 Carbon accomplishes the same mission ..
$799.95 $639.96
The Ski Trab Ortles 90 Pro ski is for the skier who expects one ski to handle any terrain in any condition, all without sacrificing uphill performance, and keeps you motivated to go back lap after lap. The Ortles 90 Pro uses a Liwood air core in conjunction with their acclaimed 14-layer construction for a smoother ride down with a minimal weight cost. Hibox torsion control aids tor..
$849.95 $749.95
In designing the Free 97, Dynafit set out to create a balanced ski that isn’t too laborious on the up yet has the confidence to excel no matter the snow conditions. To achieve this, they started with a poplar wood core lined with carbon fiber stringers, which helps to provide a damp yet playful ride. They added more tip and tail rocker compared to their Beast series. This simultane..
$699.95 $399.95
After Volkl's Rise High 88 made an unexpected splash in the world of high-performance touring skis, Volkl could have sat back and just ridden the success of their Rise line. Instead, they went back to the lab to make an even better ski, and indeed they did with the Rise Above 88 ski. Volkl claims this ski is the "most versatile ski" in its line of touring skis for the 21/22 season,..
$699.95
Volcano hopping with the possibility of powder skiing, corn cycles, or firm steep descents? The Movement Alp Tracks 90 will fill your niche for a truly light and fast stand-alone ski or the perfect slot in your quiver when you don't know what conditions will be. Movement updated the popular 89 with this 90mm waisted version in their ever-high-end Alp Tracks line. These are blessed ..
$1349.95 From $749.95
The Dynafit Blacklight 95 hits a sweet spot: light, damp, and stable with incredible versatility with a focus on soft snow. As Dynafit’s recent addition to their speed touring line-up, the Blacklight 95 is a confident and light ski that is right at home on the Kahiltna Glacier or deep in the Wind River Range searching for the remaining late-season powder stashes. Its waist width is..
$849.95 From $419.95
Some days, snow conditions are all over the place with no way of knowing what you'll find. The slightest change in aspect, elevation, or weather can cause you to end up nervously staring down an icy couloir with girthy powder skis. Or perhaps a neck-deep powder run with the skinniest of skis. Neither is ideal. Rest assured that won’t happen to you on the Dynastar M-Vertical 88s. Th..
$749.95 From $449.95
We all know what a difference an aspect can make, especially on those days that can change from blower fluff to wind-scoured stuff in a few turns. If you want the one ski to rule them all SCOTT has upgraded and revamped their Superguide line and the finished product is a top-notch shredder for all conditions! An updated core construction for 2020/21 is made up of Paulownia and Beec..
$699.95 $499.95
Many of history's greatest thinkers (Plato, Socrates, and 50 Cent alike) have asked in a variety of ways the same question; “Why mess with a good thing?” It is even reported Socrates went to his deathbed without ever finding an answer to this all-encompassing question. Tragic! Well, the Swiss philosophers masquerading as engineers at Movement have at long last stumbled upon the ans..
$1349.95 From $599.95
Like a spa day in motion, enjoy long outings in the mountains with the DPS Pagoda Tour 94: powerful yet light enough to keep your legs fresh after a demanding approach. The Pagoda 94 is a versatile ski that is wide enough for soft snow, but excels in terrain and snow conditions that are less than ideal. While the DPS Pagoda 100 is in a similar category, but catering more towards so..
$1694.95 $1179.95
DPS's ventures into the far ends of the randonnee galaxy began when founder Stephan Drake found himself chasing winter in the Chilean mountains, looking for a ski that would perform as well on re-frozen Portillo crud as it shredded in the Colorado blower that he knew from his college days. It wasn't long before Drake and co. were churning out uber-wide, uber-rockered, uber-playful ..
$1694.95 $1179.95
As a version of the esteemed Backland 100 designed specifically for shorter or lighter skiers, the Backland 98 jumps into the fray of powder-hunting, crud-busting skis in the competitive 95-105mm-waisted ski category. What makes this striped salmon of a powder board distinct from all the rest? Foremost in our testers' minds was the rocker/camber balance of the Backland 98, which ma..
$749.95 $599.95
It might sound a little fishy (pun intended), but scales on a backcountry ski are quite practical. Your typical alpine touring ski setup requires skins, but the Hyper V6 BC eliminates that need for many climbs with Voile's Traction Pattern Base extending for roughly half the length of the ski directly under foot. When moving through rolling or low angle terrain, this ski increases ..
$899.95
K2’s entrance into the lightweight touring market caught our attention (they previously made heavier touring skis). The Wayback 88 is a top contender for the title of Quiver-of-One. Factor in price, and it's a sure-fire winner. It’ll float in powder and pop while slashing corn laps, yet still flaunt relentless grip and stability on firm snow when laying ‘em down. Usually, when skis..
$699.95 From $349.95
The Traction Pattern bases of the Voile Hyper Vector BC allow the adventurous skier to quickly dispatch with long, flat approaches and rolling terrain with much more efficiency than using traditional climbing skins. This is due to the time saved on transitions as well as superior glide over climbing skins. When employed in the right areas, the Hyper Vector BC is the ski that will t..
$899.95 $764.95
A ski this awesome should not be limited to only average male dimensions. Voile, not being a company to discriminate when it comes to fun, has scaled down the Hyper Vector to accommodate skiers of smaller stature. Same amazing performance as it’s longer sibling, just shorter. The Women’s Hyper Vector is an awesome all-around backcountry ski. It handles powder, chop, crud, and even ..
$849.95 $749.95
If you aren’t having a good time skiing the Voile Hyper Vector, stop and consider whether you really like skiing. It doesn’t get any more fun than this. With a shape and dimensions to handle any condition, turn-initiation bordering on telepathic, and a personality allowing for uninhibited speed, this ski can do it all. Continuing the direction from the Vector to the Ultra Vector..
$849.95 $749.95
Not long ago, finding a touring ski that could confidently lay down a turn at high speeds and maintain some competence on a technical climb was an impossible task. Oh how were are blessed to live in the now. Cut from the same hard-charging cloth (Karuba) as the Explore 95, the MTN Explore 88 is the lightest and skinniest ski among Salomon’s MTN Explore lineup. Don’t let the relativ..
$649.95 $419.95
Rare is the time we sacrifice peak-bagging prowess for pure power on the descent, but luckily with the Backland 95, you don’t have to. Borrowing geometry cues from Atomic’s larger powder skis and core construction secrets from its lighter-weight brethren, the Backland 95 is a big mountain ski put on a substantial diet. Or maybe a mountaineering ski that was put on a fattening diet?..
$699.95 $499.95
Alp Tracks is a limited ski series from Movement that requires a manual finishing process that squeezes fiber layers together to reduce weight. Never before has a 100mm wide ski been made this light and robust. The skis are lined with a mini-ABS sidewall that absorbs shock underfoot. Coupled with a special rubber/fiberglass mix in the tip, the Alp Tracks 100 is surprisingly damp fo..
$1174.95 $774.95
If you thought getting snow pants on your kid was tough, try buying them a full touring kit! Don't worry, we've got you covered like a one-piece snowsuit. Dynafit has taken the next step (or stride) towards making the buying process of ski packages as simple as possible. Skis, premounted bindings, and skins are all in one place and ready to go for your miniature mountaineer. If it'..
$799.95 From $449.95
Skeptics everywhere gasped when DPS released their original Cassiar 87, designed for hard snow and long-distance touring. What does DPS -- a company that made a name for itself with banana-rockered, water-ski-esque powder boards -- know about edge hold and camber underfoot? Well, it turns out that just because DPS tests their skis in the Wasatch doesn't mean that their mid-fat desi..
$1298.95 $798.95
The Hannibal is Fischer’s 96mm powder-hunting, ice-carving powerhouse. The Hannibal is built on a high-tech Paulownia wood core with carbon stringers that extend from tip-to-tail, thus reducing the overall density of the ski and boosting the overall surface-area-to-weight ratio. The long-turn radius and Sandwich Sidewalls are unique features meant to ensure high-speed stability, su..
$799.95 $499.95
When the conversation about a “quiver of one” ski gets brought up in backcountry skiing circles, inevitably the Voile V6 is discussed as a contender. It’s well-balanced underfoot width, just the right amount of rocker for soft conditions, and ample camber for confident edge grip leave little to be desired in just about any snow condition. The only way it could really improve in our..
$849.95 $749.95
Dynastar aimed for the perfect on-snow feel with their favorite line of Touring skis. The M-Tour 99 is built with the Hybrid Core, which is Paulownia wood for rebound and energy mixed with Polyurethane sections for damping and a smooth flex. The result is a great all-around touring ski that can float in powder and showboat on hard snow. Using Adaptiv sidecuts, the 99s are easy to m..
$849.95 $679.95
Tucked away in the Wasatch, the craftspeople at Voile are hard at work, silently creating skis that thrive in whichever geographic region you call home. Their creation, the Voile Hyper Manti, is no exception. Its rockered profile lends itself to a playful feel in deep snow, while the supportive tail will be right at home in steep couloirs sporting less than ideal conditions. The th..
$849.95 From $649.95
Long noted for manufacturing durable skis with reliable performance, Atomic has stepped up its powder-touring offerings with the Backland 100. With a touch more rocker than its little brother the Backland 95, but plenty of camber for long days on the skin track, the Backland 100 brings a refined take on the rocker-camber-rocker profile. Up front, Atomic's unique HRZN Tech tips make..
$749.95 From $499.95
Black coffee, black humor, black ops, film noir -- the word suggests subtlety, sophistication, refinement. In the case of Dynafit's Blacklight series, the skis reach their most refined in the form of the Blacklight 88, which infuses a layer of Skimo Blue (guaranteed to make you faster) over the blacks and greys of the ski's carbon fiber layup. Much more responsive and easy to ski t..
$799.95 $599.95
Built to make all the other skis in your quiver jealous, the Faction La Machine Mini has a quiver-killer mentality with a penchant for all snow types. Thanks in part to its healthy rocker profile, the Mini can effortlessly pivot on-demand, allowing you to shut things down on a moment's notice if things get too rowdy. With its moderate girth (width), the oh-so-versatile Mini is prep..
$898.95 $629.00
If we had to use just one word to describe the Hyper Manti W, it would have to be “exceptionally well-rounded.” You may now be wondering why we in fact used three words instead of the self-imposed one-word limit and to be honest, it's because one simply wasn't enough. With the shedding of an impressive amount of weight from the non-hyper Manti W, the Hyper Manti W will grant you ac..
$849.95 From $649.95
Volkl has a reputation for making skis that can perform in just about any terrain for any level of skier and the Rise Beyond 96 Ski is no exception. The improved model from the previous season, the shape is a touch narrower underfoot by 2mm and features a tighter turn radius for snappier turn initiation. But don't worry, the innovative 3D radius sidecut remains, which helps the ski..
$749.95
With its versatile waist width, construction specifically tuned for lighter skiers, and svelte weight, the women's Alp Tracks 95 is the perfect choice for various conditions. Measuring 95mm underfoot with a rockered tip and flat tail, the Alp Tracks 95 is equally at home farming mid-winter powder as it is on steep objectives in the spring. Leaving no stone unturned in the design of..
$999.95 $799.95
Does your ideal ski need to handle epic corn cycles, powder, and steep hardpack? If so, the Alp Tracks 90 Women's ski is for you. Specially tuned for lighter skiers, Movement used more flexible materials and a progressive mount point relative to the unisex version, ensuring the ski feel is similar between the two models. For increased efficiency on the skin track, a Paulownia core ..
$999.95 $799.95
With the creation of their first tech binding, Dynafit started a trend that has culminated into backcountry skiing as we know it today. Now, with the women's Radical 88 Ski Set, Dynafit offers a quality backcountry package with unparalleled convenience. At the heart of this set is the Radical 88 ski, which finds a compelling blend of burly downhill performance and an intuitive feel..
$1349.95 $799.95
Proudly labeling themselves as "The Freeski Company," Movement aims to promote "a free approach" to skiing, which is quite evident in the Alp Tracks 98. Compared to its venerable predecessor the Alp Tracks 100, the 98 features a longer tip and tail rocker, allowing it to maneuver easily through tighter terrain while promoting flotation in deeper snow. Unchanged is the ultralight (a..
$1099.95 $899.95
Hiring a babysitter can get really expensive, especially when you want to have a nice day of touring, so why not teach your tyke how to ski and take them with you? The K2 Wayback Jr is a tool and a jewel for anyone trying to get their young athletes out and about to enjoy touring. With similar core construction as the rest of the K2 Wayback line, the Jr is made with a Paulownia Tou..
$399.95 $239.95
Built with the up and down in mind, the Locator 88 from Armada has turned into a surprise favorite here at Skimo Co. While not the lightest 88mm ski around, the Locator is far from heavy, much to the delight of weary legs on an epic day. Compared to other mountaineering skis, the Locator features low camber and an approachable flex pattern, allowing you to ski the ski instead of th..
$699.95 $549.95
After perfecting the art of creating ski touring gear, Dynafit has now perfected convenience. Buy the Radical 88 Ski set, adjust the pre-mounted bindings to your boot, and go ski touring! These kits come mounted, check the chart below to make sure they will fit your Boot's Sole Length (BSL) which is inscribed on the side of the sole of most ski boots. This set includes the well-bal..
$1349.95 $799.95
The unexpected child of the SuperCharger and the HyperCharger, with the added genetic mutation of full-length sidewalls, the Voile Charger ACE is a lightweight ski with heavyweight performance. Damper and stiffer than the other Chargers, the ACE combines the best of Voile's technologies for a ski unlike anything offered by the brand. The sidewalls, which have been time-tested on Vo..
$949.95
When you don't know what the day will bring, you'd best bring along the Escaper 97 from Rossignol. With its composition of light materials, the Escaper 97 is anything but laborious when ascending, allowing you to move efficiently and quickly in the mountains. When paired with the precut skins, the notched tip enables quick transitions at the top, allowing you to soak in the view wh..
$799.95 From $639.95
We’re lucky to live in an era of gear that defies categorization, and the Radical 97 from Dynafit is the latest textbook case study. The Radical 97 is light enough that you won’t hesitate to grab them as you head out the door and comes in a width that’ll handle almost anywhere you’re going. While the rocker profile lends itself towards maneuverability and flotation, there’s still p..
$749.95 $599.95
Do you remember your first skis, the ones that unlocked a lifelong passion for being outside, helped you find a sense of community, and built confidence? Elan did, which is why they took great care in designing the Ripstick Tour 80T. With its easy-to-handle nature, the Ripstick Tour 80T is built to provide a positive backcountry experience, helping its user navigate through various..
$399.95 $349.95

Follow us on social media

View full screen version