The quintessential ski mountaineering and touring machine is back and better than ever. For years, words like reliable, stable, and bomber have been used to describe the Zero G 85. Now, with an updated carbon overlay and sidewall construction, those words are more accurate than ever. Edging into a steep and narrow chute always feels intimidating at first, but after a turn or two you'll notice that the Zero G 85 has stability and edge hold not typically found in lightweight mountaineering skis. That particular quality can be attributed to this ski's carbon overlay and sidewall construction, which lends torsional rigidity to the ski without adding any extra g's (hence the name Zero G). While most folks tend to opt for slightly (or much) wider skis when heading powder hunting, on deep days you may find yourself making a very skimo-esque® decision due to the float these skis' rockered tips and tails give them. For a select few wintery days, the sky is too clear, the snow is too creamy, and the skin tracks are too crisp to be encumbered by any extra weight. On those perfect winter days, head out with the Blizzard Zero G 85 ski and be ready for anything (with exactly zero g's of extra weight).
- Skiing in steep terrain and on harder snow, skiers will appreciate the stable underfoot feel that the updated core and sidewall offer.
- Blizzard altered the dimensions of the sidewall, saving weight and tuning the flex to better suit the needs of most skiers.
- An updated Carbon Overdrive overlay strikes the perfect balance between snappy and forgiving.
- Snazzy graphics are sure to make your ski partner green with envy.
- Made in Austria.
|Lengths (cm)||157, 164, 171, 178, 185|
|Weight (pair)||1900g 
|Turn Radius||18m 
|Skin Fix||Roundish tips, flat tail notch|
|Profile||Mild rocker with camber underfoot|
|Shape||Medium radius with easy arcing tip & tail|
|Construction||Sidewall sandwich w/ Carbon Drive|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Mountaineering, classic touring|
|Notes||Rare sidewall on lightweight skis|
|Bottom Line||Confident steep skier|
|Compare to other Low-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
Have you heard of the camber flattening out on these after a few season's use? A friend has a pair that are now completely flat and even reverse camber after 4 seasons of use and the camber on mine is notably flatter after 3 seasons of use. Is this just inherent to light skis or a problem you've noticed with this ski in particular? Thanks!
East Coast - mostly uphill - hard pack groomer ride down - occasional foray into backcountry on sled trails, powder no deeper than 1'. Traditional downhill boards have always been thin and long. I'm 5-11 and currently ski an older pair of Blizzard GS's 190's - which I LOVE the response of.
Debating over:Blizzard Zero G 85 (178) or Ski Trab Sintestri (178) due to thinner underfoot. Which would you steer me toward.
Can you mount bindings without boots? Have Scarpa Freedom SL's 28.5.
Thanks for your help! Chris
Purchased a pair of 164 cm length Zero G 85 that were mounted up with Hagan Ride 10 bindings (86mm brakes).
Despite the modest construction change w/ the tailored carbon fiber, these skis handle bumps and under 6" of Rocky Mtn powder decently though still seem to be more on the stiffer side, but not overtly so.
Coupled w/ a pair of Blizzard-Pomoca skins (also purchased from Skimo), this set up tours very well and seem nearly feather weight.
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