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Blizzard Zero G 105 Ski - 2021/22


A 105mm ski just took a seat at the Zero G table. While the 108 is a crusher, it wasn’t the same lightweight construction as the 85 and 95. Now you can have your cake and eat it too. Similar resort-worthy performance as the 108, but easier to carry uphill. At 105mm wide, this Zero G is built using an updated Carbon Drive 2.0 construction. This is a layer of unidirectional carbon fiber that gives torsional stiffness while allowing the lightweight core to flex naturally. The 1.0 version gave the 0G series extreme reliability on hard snow combined with excellent durability. The 2.0 continues that reputation, with a slight refinement towards more friendly skiing in terms of flex. With ample underfoot width for float in soft and variable conditions, the 105 didn’t just take a seat at the Zero G table, it now sits at the head!

  • Carbon Drive 2.0 is a fiber shell that makes the ski stable yet flex naturally.
  • Long contact surface means the Zero Gs are ultra-reliable on firm snow.
  • Longer radius sidecut is ideal for the steeps to balance the edge hold.
  • Carbon reinforcements in the binding area ensure charging confidence.
  • 105mm width is the king of the Zero G line, perfect for soft and variable snow.

Update 2021/22: The 105 has a color update, moving to a black and orange design.

Update 2022/23: We're now onto Carbon Drive 3.0 with the newest Zero-G 105.

Lengths (cm) 164, 172, 180, 188
convert to ounces
1430g [172]
1495g [180]
1640g [188]
Weight (pair) 2860g [172]
2990g [180]
3280g [188]
Sidecut   131-105-117
Turn Radius   18m [164]
20m [172]
23m [180]
24m [188]
Skin Fix   Roundish tips, flat notched tail
Specs Verified Yes
Profile   Mild rocker in tip and tail, camber underfoot
Shape   Rounded tip and tails, longer radius
Construction   Partial sidewall w/ Carbon Drive 2.0
Core   Paulownia
Skimo Co Says
Usage Powder, chowder, and more
Notes Upgraded Carbon Drive 2.0
Bottom Line Resort performance at BC weight
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Harold G
Hello, I tour in California where variable snow happens on any given day, hence my looking for a versatile ski. I am a 5'8, 155lbs, expert, yet cautious (aka not hard charging), skier looking for an all conditions ski touring. I am considering the Zero G 105 and I am hesitating between the 172 and the 180 length. I suspect the 172 would be a better fit but wanted to get your expert opinion.
Answer from jbo
Hi Harold, I suspect you're correct! The 180 could be fun in powder for you, but the 172 would be more versatile.
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Question from Ed Harrold
I'm looking to enter the touring world, I need help and need equipment. Ski AltaBird with head Monster Kore170, and DPS Wailers 190, 100 days inbounds. Speed and Pow have been good to me. These skis look like a nice entry point? Suggestions on boots, binds, and skins? I still want to charge hard in bounds and need equip that can really take a beating. I appreciate your help.
Answer from Jeff
Hello Ed, Speed and Pow is your Happy Place. So yes, these skis do fit that bill.
To get into a full package, please contact us at to get into boot fit and other details.
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Question from Alastair Shanks
Hi, looking for some advice. Really interested in these skis. I am looking for my first set of full touring skis.
I still ski on some old Salomon Pocket Rocket 175s when I ski in bounds, good fun, downside is they don't feel super stable at speed.
I also have a pair of Blizzard Bodacious 184s, they are amazing on big powder days for big turns but for touring they are too big and heavy.
Thinking of a pair of these (180 probably) with some ATK bindings and some mid weight boots for my touring set up. Do you think that would work for me?
Answer from Tristan M
Hi Alastair,

The Blizzard Zero G 105 is a great an Awesome ski! It is pretty stiff, and not super forgiving, but it will take input well from a skier that likes to be on the front of their boot! It is lightweight, and will float well in deeper snow. Overall, it sounds like you are on the right track.

If you are looking for a quiver of one, the Zero G 105 could be a little wide for the spring. For further questions on skis, reach out to us at If you have questions on boots and bindings, try our boot fitter and binding finder tools!
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Question from Gary
I am skiing the Black Crows Navis Freebird 167. I am interested in a lighter weight ski for 7 to 10 day Canadian ski tours and winter rockies ski tours. I recently bought the Zero G 95 and love the energy of that ski. It will be mostly for spring in Colorado and the Alps. How would the Zero G 105 compare to the other two I'm on? Thank you.
Answer from Julieana
Hey Gary,
Based on your satisfaction with the Zero G 95 and your daily driver of the Navis Freebird, I think the Zero G 105 will be right up your alley! It's got very similar energy and power to its narrower model, with some more float thanks to the width and a really stable feel. Truly a fun powerhouse of a ski for how lightweight it is!
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Question from JQB
I'm looking at this for a one-quiver backcountry skiing. I want something that will hold up in wet crud at lower elevations in the Sierra Nevada but also serve me well in tight couloirs on corn snow. Should I be worried about the turning radius?
Answer from Brett S
Thanks for reaching out, JQB! This ski is typically more at home arcing large radius turns down a far out apron, however, depending on the skill of the skier, it can definitely venture into tighter places as well. Because of the flat tail, stiff construction, and large turn radius, you'll work harder to control the ski in more constricted spaces vs something that has a more forgiving construction and side cut. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
Answer from Cole P
Hey JQB, I wouldn't be worried about the turning radius because when you are in tight couloirs you will be sliding to scrub out speed or jump turning. The higher turning radius will allow you to make bigger turns on the apron when you're laying the ski on the side. I think this would be a great quiver of one for the Sierras!
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Question from Heather
Looking to get into touring and to move into speed riding in the PNW. Skiing since I could walk, but did a lot less (all on rented kit) having lived in the UK the last 15 years.

Am a female, 6' and about 145lbs/67kg.

In resort I tend to ski hard and fast (top I've clocked was 113 on a the Chamonix speed cam, but that was literally bombing it straight down, so a reasonable bit faster than usual), but am pretty happy with any terrain... once i build up stamina again.

Had been looking at the blizzard 105 zero Gs after renting a pair of blizzard rustler 10s last year. Then saw amazing reviews of the Atomic Backland 107s and 98s.

At the moment I'll probably be going for a quiver of one, but may build that up. Thoughts on how this compares with the Backland and sizes (or any other suggestions)?
Answer from Tristan M
Hi Heather,

The Blizzard Zero G 105 is a great ski! It is quite stiff for a backcountry ski, and will hold an edge well for a powder ski in icier conditions. It has a longer turn radius, and less forgiving construction than some of the other skis that we carry.

The Atomic Backland 107 is a really solid all-around powder ski. The construction is forgiving enough to roll on edge easily, but it has enough support and energy for more variable conditions. At 107 underfoot, it will be surfy in powder.

The Atomic Backland 98 Women's Ski is more in daily driver territory than the prior 2 skis. It has a waist width that lends itself to a range of conditions, and a construction that is great in a wide range of conditions as well!

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Question from Dan C
Starting to look very closely at getting a pair of these...big question is around sizing. I'm happy on Rustler 11s (188cm) for resort and shorter tours. I also have the ZG108 in the 178cm, and never felt the need to go longer. I'm 179cm tall, about 74kg.

I did demo the 180cm ZG105 briefly, and it felt like the goods. But I'm curious if I should size up to the 188cm, especially if it's mostly going to be used in powder conditions.
Answer from Cole P
Hey Dan, I dont think you will need to size up all the way to 188cm. 180cm length seems to be a good size for you for powder conditions, and if you enjoyed the way they skied during the demo seems like the right choice.
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Question from dave cleaves
looking at the blizzard zero g 105 for backcountry skiing east coast. i'm currently on the bd drifts the old purple ones,not much rocker, minimal in tip in a 176cm. i like the ski 80% of the time it does feel long when trees get tight. any suggestions in length i'm 150lbs 5'7'' worried about the 172 in that ski feeling to short and the 180's feeling to long.or i might be between sizes with this ski . thanks dave
Answer from TSB
Hey Dave, thanks for reaching out! I would say the Zero G 105 would be a great choice to replace your Drifts. You'll be stoked on the quick feel with lower swing weight when pivoting between trees, not to mention faster uphill laps! Speaking from experience, though, if you're looking for a one-ski quiver in the mixed conditions of the Northeast, I'd recommend something a little narrower, but still with the great float in powder that modern rockered platforms are bringing to the table. Check out the Blizzard Zero G 95, Blizzard's hard-charging all-arounder, and the Voile HyperVector, which has a little more old-school vibe than the Blizzards.
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Question from Travis
Are these still the experts only ski the previous model was? 15.
Answer from TSB
Hi Travis, while the Zero G 105 still sits on the slightly more unforgiving side of the spectrum, it's nowhere near as challenging to ski as the older (pre-2019/20) Zero G 85 or 95, and has less of the alpine feel of the old Zero G 108. Overall it's a more stable ski with a mix of powder-ski girth and hard-snow edge hold.
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