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
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?
Thank you. I find your comments on these pages to be super useful!
Hope you all had a nice summer!!!
I was wondering if you could highlight some of similarities and differences between Movement Alp Tracks LT 100 and DPS Wailer 99 Tour1 Ski?
I demoed the Alp Tacks for a day in BC this winter and was amazed how
well they skied powder as well as breakable wind slab.
I'd like to buy a pair but my only concern in the length.
I'm 5'5" and 125 lbs. Do you think 170 is too long?
In terms of weight/width, they compare well with things like the Wailer99Tour1, or the G3 Synapse+ 101 (or the fully rockered 109) or perhaps the Blizzard ZeroG 95/108s or others. But all of those skis have quite different styles. Where do these fit in? Do they need to be driven aggressively or are they more easy-skiing like the Wailers? Can they hold a carve on firmer snow quite well (more like the ZeroG95s)? etc. etc. I expect there are quite big differences between the 94/100/106... is that true? Are there any useful comparisons with other skis?
Thanks for any insight you can provide!
All the Alp Tracks are much lighter than the DPS or G3 skis, and more friendly than the ZeroGs. Not quite like the Wailers which require zero technique, but they are on the easier side of the spectrum (except maybe the 89). None need to be driven, but respond if you do. Movement skis in general excel at carving so you'll have lots of fun under 100 there.
Duty included (How much)?
The mounting point feels quite forward compared to other Alp Tracks skis, but that just means that they like to be ridden through the middle of the ski rather than the tips or tails. They don't punish poor form severely, but the better you ski them the more rewarding they are.
They can certainly handle ice (even if it's not their preferred medium), and they are fantastic in deeper snow and even crud. In terms of speed limits, I have yet to find one (at least for me). I'll add to this review when they get a northern hemisphere winter under their belt...At this stage, I'd thoroughly recommend these skis as an excellent lightweight soft snow option that weighs less than most regular touring skis.
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