Skimo Co

Fischer TransAlp 80 Ski


Fischer has stepped it down a notch. Building on the success of the Transalp 88, the alpine ski company shrunk the molds and created a slimmer version. While its bigger brother hits the sweet spot for all-around backcountry use, the 80mm Transalp marks the sweet spot for mountaineering. The skinnier version is confidence inspiring on the steeps while shedding a good amount of weight.

With the new “window” graphics on Fischer backcountry skis, you can see the carbon-strings running full length. That reveals one of their “secrets” to making such lightweight boards handle like downhill race skis. You’d have to cut them in half to reveal another secret: the Air Tec channels carved into the core. These are patterned in a manner that scarcely affects the strength while reducing weight.

We think you’ll have more fun skiing them than sleuthing for design clues.

  • Curved Aeroshape design sheds snow while concentrating mass for torsion control.
  • Titanal plates reinforce the binding area to prevent pullout and distribute skiing forces.
  • Tour rocker profile has an appropriate amount of rocker for a mountaineering ski.
  • Air Tec channels are carved into the core in a staggered layout, maintaining performance.
Lengths (cm) 163, 170, 177
convert to ounces
985g [163]
1060g [170]
1125g [177]
Weight (pair) 1970g [163]
2120g [170]
2250g [177]
Sidecut   118-80-104 [170]
119-81-105 [177]
Turn Radius   17.5m [170]
19.0m [177]
Skin Fix   Z-hook tips, flat tail
Specs Verified Yes
Profile   Tour rocker
Shape   Classic w/ medium-short radius
Construction   Sandwich w/ carbon strings
Core   Paulownia wood
Skimo Co Says
Usage Mountaineering
Notes Curved topsheet sheds snow
Bottom Line Great ski, great price
Compare to other Low-fat Skis

Questions & Reviews

Question from Joe Szasz
Do you think I could cut out notches so I could use skins with a cord/race attachment system? Not sure I want to commit to profoil or standard. Thanks in advance,
Answer from Rebekah S
Hey Joe,

Thanks for reaching out. It can totally be done, we've done it multiple times on this ski.
Answer this question:

Earn store credit by writing reviews. Learn more.

Model: Transalp 80

Follow us on social media

View full screen version