The Pierra Menta race is the Tour de France of skimo. The Dynastar Pierra Menta is one of the most decorated skis at the namesake race. A combination of lightness and impressive skiing often rocketed it to the top of the mountain and podium.
The P.M. race ski is unusual in that is has a full sidewall. That means edge hold and durability are top-notch. An ultralight wood core wrapped in carbon to make a light-n-stiff ski. The ski has a ton of camber underfoot so it has a lot of energy exiting turns and it propels your feet upward off the skin track. The tip features a standard race-notch and the flat tail offers back-seat support. Like most race skis, the turning radius is on the longer side which is good for race-style skiing that often features straight-lining, side-slipping, and emergency stops. The Dynastar Pierra Menta is a favorite race ski amongst top racers for good reason.
** Please note the remaining 2015/16 skis have a dual tip-notch system which is compatible with typical race bungees, but you may need to tie them longer. The skis also weigh about an ounce more than the current model and have a generous amount of rocker.
Update 2018/19 - Dynastar updated the graphics and tweaked the shape of the tip notch while the construction remains the same.
|Lengths (cm)||150, 160|
|Weight (pair)||1190g 
|Turn Radius||20m 
|Skin Fix||Tip notch|
|Profile||Lots of camber. (2015/16 also has rocker).|
|Shape||Round tip, long radius, flat tail|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Tip-to-tail sidewall means great edging.|
|Bottom Line||Championship-level race ski|