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, surefooted steep-skiing performance, and impact-resistance that you're bound to appreciate whether you're skipping meadows or dancing down a narrow chute. An Aeroshape top-sheet further reduces mass for easy kick turns and low swing-weight. As a bonus, snow will have a harder time sticking to the parabolic top-sheet shape so your skis will start and end each climb at the same weight. The Hannibal is Fischer’s most advanced all-mountain touring ski that’s always hungry for powder.
- Paulownia wood core is the standard material for light skis that need to perform well on the descent.
- Carbon stringers are an incredibly light way to add power transmission and liveliness to the ski.
- Tour Rocker helps you float in deep snow and charge effortlessly through the crud.
- Air-Tec Ti core construction strategically removes unnecessary core material, adds a milled titanium sheet, and reduces weight for a lighter, wider ski that presents minimal torsional flex.
- Aeroshape features a sloping top sheet that minimizes snow buildup on your skis, removes mass for easier kick turns, and increases surface-area-to-weight ratio.
- Sandwich Sidewall allows for more secure edge-grip in technical lines by absorbing the small bumps, but it also increases high speed stability by dampening the ski when you decide to open it up.
- Comes with a copy of Silence of the Lambs when purchased by the dozen.
Update 2022/23: Fischer gave the Hannibal a shiny coat of paint, otherwise it's the same great ski as before!!
|Lengths (cm)||162, 169, 176, 183|
|Weight (pair)||2310g 
||Z-Hooks, flat tail|
||Rocker tip, camber underfoot|
||Medium radius, square tail|
||Sandwich sidewall with carbon stringers|
||Paulowina wood core with AirTec Ti|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||All-mountain backcountry skiing|
|Notes||Aeroshape top sheet sheds snow|
|Bottom Line||Easy and fun ski, a true all-rounder|
|Compare to other High-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
I need some help deciding on a new setup for east coast touring, I am 5ft7, 175 Lb and I am between Fischer Hannibal 96 169 and Volkl BMT90 170 I am planning to setup with Marker Alpinist 12
Two good skis! Between the two of them, I would expect the BMT 90 to have the more damp and stable construction. The V-werks carbon layup is excellent. The Hannibal will probably float a little better in powder with a little more underfoot width, but in more difficult conditions I would give the edge to the BMT.
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For starters, this would be a great ski choice! It's a fun and easy option that can handle a variety of conditions. Based on your information the 162cm length would be a great fit for you. If you have any further questions feel free to email us at email@example.com. Thanks!
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This would be an all-purpose ski for me, any time I don’t want to take out my heavier (but awesome!) Deathwish Tours, which I find myself using any time it’s deep.
So, mainly I’d use this when it’s dust on crust, or on bigger spring missions where it’s firm - but also on particularly ambitious tours in whatever conditions.
Anyway, what’s your take on sizing? Do these ski “long” given their flat tails? I do like to turn, and ski conservatively when the terrain is consequential - but I’m also starting to see the joy in opening up a bit.
I’m not the world’s greatest skier so don’t want something I’ll struggle to control, but conversely want to make sure it’s stable enough for me when things are firm.
1) Would you recommend pairing this ski with a Scarpa F1 boot or a Scarpa Maestrale boot? Or would either work well?
2) I'm 6'3'' and 185lbs. Will the 183cm length be long enough for me?
Flex wise they remind me a lot of my Line Sick Day 95s. I think people who prefer a more flexible ski will like these. I don’t ski them super fast but imagine they wouldn’t be the most stable.
I couldn’t get the pre cut skins for them, but my G3 alpinist skins fit well and attach securely at the tips.
Eastern skier, but I do a hut-to-hut in Europe every year. Looking at two 'touring' skis that, statistically, look pretty similar. However, with you guys having skied them .. you may be able to point out some differences. The two skis are the Elan Ibex 94 and Fischer Hannibal 96. Both have similar turn radiuses.
Interested in edge hold, ease of kick-turning, and skiing in the varied types of snow to which I spend so effort climbing.
Age 68, 5' 9," 210 lbs, expert skier (whose feet are perpetually together) ...
Interested in any other thoughts you might have. ...
My primary type of skiing will be overnight trips in the Sierra this winter and spring, so ~30 lb pack most of the time. Boot is Fischer travers carbon and binding is Marker alpinist 12. 169 seems like the right compromise between pow and steep performance, but I worry they may be slightly more "sinky" in deeper snow with a heavy pack? 176 seems more familiar coming from resort gear, but perhaps more than I need for steep spring stuff? I typically ski ~175-180 at resorts, albeit with fairly rockered twin-tips (short effective edge).
Any thoughts on which length to go with?
What do you guys think? Seems like the hannibal is 100$ cheaper right now, which is like 200$ canadian!
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