Alp Tracks is a limited ski series from Movement that requires a manual finishing process that squeezes fiber layers together to reduce weight. Never before has a 100mm wide ski been made this light and robust. The skis are lined with a mini-ABS sidewall that absorbs shock underfoot. Coupled with a special rubber/fiberglass mix in the tip, the Alp Tracks 100 is surprisingly damp for the weight. The skis are outlined with variable thickness edges, stronger where impacts are likely and lighter elsewhere. They are finished with high-end P-Tex 5000 bases. The Alp Tracks skis are Swiss works of art, and the 100mm version could be the masterpiece.
- Variable thickness Tour Edges balance weight and robustness.
- Underfoot roughness is smoothed with an ABS Shock Absorber.
- Rockered tip and shaped tail make skiing easy and fun again.
- VA-Tech is a Vibration Absorbing rubber & fiberglass layer in the tip.
- Binding area is strengthened with a Double Plate Reinforcement.
- Bases are made with P-Tex 5000 which is backcountry-hardened.
- Forestry management standards are followed with the Karuba cores.
Update 2018/19: A top sheet for the new season, mostly the same construction (slight beefing up of the mounting area).
Update 2020/21: With another top sheet and a tweaked carbon layup, the entire Alp Tracks line is improved, leaving the Alp Tracks 100 lighter than ever with even greater skiability.
|Lengths (cm)||170, 177, 185|
|Weight (pair)||2370g 
||Basic tip loops, tail clips|
||Rockered tip, camber, raised tail|
||Rounded tip, medium sidecut, flat tail|
||Carbon wrapped half-cap w/ mini sidewall|
||Ultralight Karuba wood|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Powder, crud, steeps, corn, etc, etc|
|Notes||Mini sidewall absorbs shock|
|Bottom Line||100mm of fury|
|Compare to other High-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
What size drill should I use for the holes? I will install the Trab Vario 2 binding.
Would you tap the holes with the sharp Wintersteiger tool?
Thank you for the advice.
Do you expect to have 177s anytime soon?
I measured the recommended mount point on the Alp Tracks 100 in the 185cm at 8.5cm behind true center. I think it would be a lot of fun in the spring, if you prefer a 100mm-underfoot ski for spring conditions. One thing to consider is that skinning uphill in icey-refrozen spring snow is easier on narrower skis. Going down to 85-90 underfoot will make the uphill easier and save a little weight. But these skis are very light and will be tons of fun if you prefer a wider ski. You might also find yourself skiing them in more than just the spring...
"Don't fix it if it ain't broke!"
The new Alp Tracks are great, if you liked the old ones, you'll like the new ones! That said, there's lots of other fun skis out there.
The Backland 100 will handle crud better, and is overall easy to ski and fun. The Hyper V6 will be much more stable at speed than the Alp Tracks, and handles variable snow well. The M-Tour skis a lot like an alpine ski, and is super light as well.
The Alp Tracks 100 is a powder designed ski. They Excel in all kinds of powder conditions. I find they do OK on hardpack, but not designed for it. If you are looking more for an all around ski, look at the Alp Tracks 95.
It doesn't do one thing perfectly, but it does everything well. It's balanced, super light for its width, when I lean back in variable conditions there's lots of support in the tails. I've put lots of 6-10k days on these skis and they never feel heavy. Even on corn days I find myself reaching for these when I should go for my narrow skis because they weigh close to the same and they handle variable better.
I’m looking at the Movement Alptracks 100- I currently ski a 5 yr old voile vector with a teletech set up (dynafit toe and voile cable springs) and scarpa to pro boots. I ski everything backcountry but am slow and steady and not aggressive (hence I think the binding will hold- I have never loosened a binding) . Mostly powder days and woods but always some crud somewhere. How do these skis compare (apart from weight). I would prefer to go wider with the 106 but review suggest that they don’t do crud well- thanks!
For reference: I'm 5'11, 200 lbs and went with the 178 cm. I've been happy with that length. I ski these with the Fischer Travers Carbon boot and find that to be a good match. You could go with a beefier boot but I don't think you have to.
So I did pull my bindings out of the skis. No problem. Skimo got me back out there quick. Movement went ahead reinforced the where the bindings are drilled. So no problem now.
I can’t recommend these skis enough.
How do they behave? They cruise well at 50+ mph on groomers, yet they are agile and handle powder like a dream, and light enough for the 20-mile all-day Spring tours. A great all-around choice for a one-ski quiver. This is actually my first backcountry ski purchase. Again, as with my bindings, it was a huge leap of faith to get something so ridiculously light! But they have held up well. Needless to say, I'd look to the other reviews for how they behave and I generally agree with their comments.
The light coverage of this 2020/2021 season has taken a beating to these skis. I've hit tons of rocks, logs, stumps etc. and I was sure I had a good core shot or two, but they have miraculously survived. The edges need some tuning. Gotta bring them by SkiMo for some love once this season is over!
Which ski in your Alp Tracks line will perform best for All-Mountain skiing? Along a different line, which is best suited for ski mountaineering? I currently ride the Camox Freebird and love it but am looking for another weapon in my ski quiver for steeper missions.
I rolled the dice on these (it was early COVID times, so I couldn't demo), and I was very happy with the result. And man are they light!
I got these to be my everyday ski, which here in the Wasatch means a powder ski, but this season I am still skiing and exposing them to all kinds of spring/summer conditions.
The 5-Axis carbon and wood core yield a moderately stiff ski except for the rockered tip. Along with its flat tail, it doesn't look like a powder loving ski next to, say, my DPS Wailer 112s. But I have yet to be disappointed. Making old style 'how many turns can I make' quick turns to carving arcs, they do what I want. I have only resorted to the Wailers on days when the snow density reaches low single digits and the snow stake reads over 2 feet.
Spring has yielded just as much fun. Skiing chutes in all conditions, no problem. Ripping high-speed groomers after the resort has closed (thanks, Alta) shows how amazing these are. At speed, you settle into the carve and they grip. If you fall back a little, the stiff tail just picks me up. I've been hitting some serious sun cupped and runneled south slopes and not getting unnecessarily tossed around -- although I would choose to hit them after they have sufficiently softened.
I'm 5'10", 155lbs and a fairly aggressive/high-speed skier. I got the 177cm. Was considering the 170 to shave weight, but if you have powder in mind, get the 177. Mounted with Titan Vario.2, the combo comes in at1500g. Sweet as can be!
The Backcountry Magazine review has a few outstanding comments for the Hyper V6: "One of the most capable, versatile skis of the test", "It does everything well and nothing half-assed”, “Skis big when you need it in pow, but short and quick when you don’t in firmer conditions.”
Where would you say the Alp Tracks 100 outperforms the Hyper V6?
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