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Movement Alp Tracks 106 Ski

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With the Alp Tracks line, Movement has levelled up in their quest for the perfect lightweight backcountry skis. Using a labor-intensive carbon fiber construction process, the Swiss company has managed to make skis much wider than their previously top-end X-series designs, which topped out at 89mm underfoot. The AlpTracks build process uses the highest quality carbon fiber arranged in a clever, multidirectional manner around a light wood core. They further strengthened the skis with mini-sidewalls underfoot to make them relatively damp and resistant to rock damage. The Alp Tracks 106 is the ultimate wide, lightweight ski for blasting powder and ripping in variable conditions. Truly a ski to behold. And ski.

  • ABS Shock Absorber is a mini-sidewall underfoot that dampens the ride.
  • Tour Edges are variable thickness, adding material in key impact zones.
  • VA-Tech vibration absorber is a rubber-infused fiberglass in the ski tips.
  • Shaped with a rockered tip and friendly sidecut amenable to skiing fast.
  • Double Plate Reinforcement is two integrated layers for binding strength.
  • P-Tex 5000 bases are hard to resist rocks and fast to resist spring snow.
  • Ultralight wood cores follow FCS & PEPS forestry management standards.

Update 2018/19: New topsheet graphic, mostly same construction (slight beefing up of the mounting area).

Update 2020/21: With a tweaked carbon matrix layup, Movement increased the torsional stiffness and managed to drop about an ounce per ski. They added a gorgeous new top sheet, making the Alp Tracks 106 an even more premium-value, high-performance ski.

Specifications
Lengths (cm) 177, 185
Weight
convert to ounces
1275g [177]
1345g [185]
Weight (pair) 2550g [177]
2690g [185]
Dimensions   138-106-126 [177]
138-106-126 [185]
Turn Radius   19m [177]
20m [185]
Skin Fix   Basic tip loops, tail clip
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Profile   Rocker tip, camber, raised tail
Shape   Rounded tips, flat rockered tail
Construction   Carbon-wrap half-cap w/ mini sidewall
Core   Ultralight Karuba wood
Skimo Co Says
Usage Going fast in powder and crud
Notes Hand made limited edition
Bottom Line Crusher
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Questions & Reviews

3/8/2021
Alex D (used product regularly)
 
I've had these for about a month and a half and have used them probably 10 or so days. I'm 5' 10" and 160 lbs, and I got the 177cm length of the 2019/2020 version. To match the absurd lightness of these skis, I mounted mine with ATK Trofeo bindings, which are also sold rebranded by Black Diamond (Helio 180) and Hagan. Mine are mounted at the factory recommended point.

On the uptrack, these skis are a dream. They're just incredibly light, especially considering their substantial width.

On the downhill, too, I'm very impressed by these skis. I've skied them in a wide range of conditions: bottomless powder, sloppy mashed-potato slush, chattery melt-freeze crust, inbounds crud, and icy hardpack. Here in the pacific northwest, I find that I frequently encounter many of these conditions throughout a single day, so versatility is important to me. These skis handle that variability admirably. In soft snow, which is where they shine most, they offer excellent floatation. Being so light, I was unsure of how they would handle crud, but here I was pleasantly surprised what a smooth ride they offered. Similarly, I was surprised by how easily they handle harder or icy conditions. Overall, I find that these skis are playful and forgiving. For reference, my previous touring ski was an older Trab model with a 79mm waist and a traditional camber; the contrast with these Alp Tracks, which are hugely more forgiving, is night and day.

Wonderful skis!
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2/27/2021
Question from Peter Taylor
 
I've got some spare BD skins. Will the BD skin tip loops fit over these tips okay?
2/27/2021
Answer from Tristan M
 
Hi Peter,

Thanks for reaching out! Depends on the tip loop. Do you currently have the standard adjustable tip loop? If so, the tip of the Alp Tracks 106 is quite tapered, and should be compatible with that tip loop if adjusted wider. I just tested the new Glidelite mix tip bail as well, and it also works great!
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2/18/2021
Andy (used product a few times)
 
Just got the AT 106 in 185 cm length to augment my AT 100 in 177. I've only had 3 days on them because the snowfall has been so heavy the last 2 weeks they closed the backcountry in the National Park where I live. But I did ski enough for a comparison. Very easy to ski with a TLT8, very maneuverable even at speed in dense trees and small glades; slightly more input required than with the 100s--both require very little input over a centered stance. The platforming is really more noticeable in crud, sastrugi, etc.--float like a butterfly but sting like a bee. As the writeup said: going fast in powder and crud! I have the Hagan Core on the 100s and the Core 12 pro on the 106s. Difference in weight is hardly noticeable, a little more effort, noticeable, in skinning probably due as much to larger skins (both have Contour wall-to wall).
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2/8/2021
Chris C (used product a few times)
 
Sweet sassy molassy, these things are neat. I have coveted a pair for a long time as seemingly the ultimate “big” ski for big days. While I’ve only been on my 177’s for two days I’ve skied a wide variety of conditions including upside down, warm, wind affected new snow; outstanding surfy graupel; wind board; and sun crusted powder. They make the difficult snow easier to ski and they plane up to go fast or slash turns on good snow. I’m finding the turning radius a little shorter than I anticipated, but they don’t squirrel out if you want to let them run longer. I mounted them -2 cm from recommended and I’m happy with that. Plum R170, Salomon x-alp. I’m 6’2” 155# and could definitely enjoy the 185 but I think the 177 will be more versatile with the soft boot and more appropriate for longer days.
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2/1/2021
WasatchMcQuack (used product regularly)
 
I've put about 75 days on a pair over the past 2 years and have been very happy with them as my daily driver. The ski pow and steeps really nice and are light enough to take just about everywhere. They're definitely light and can get bucked around in chop, but any ski at this weight will. I consider them a perfect daily driver for the Wasatch. I'm 5'7" and the 177 is just right.
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1/22/2021
Kyle (used product a few times)
 
Initial impressions: Ordered these a few weeks ago and we finally got hit with a decent storm. These skis rip. I mounted (actually skimo.co mounted, thanks!) with a Plum Race 170 and paired with a fischer travers. They are more playful than I thought they'd be, and are SUPER easy to ski. I've also skied a bit of chunder on them and they do quite well for their lack of mass. I'm 5-10 170 and went with the 177, super happy with the choice. I also ski the alp tracks 84 on lean days. I can't say enough positive things about Movement skis.
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11/22/2020
Question from Avi
 
Hello. I am just getting into touring this season in the Tahoe area. I am 6', 170, aggressive skier. Not jumping off large cliffs, but everything else. I would am looking for a 1 ski backcountry quiver.

I am wondering if I should go for the alp tracks 100 or 106? If the 106 should I got for the 177 or 185? I don't mind the extra weight as much, but am hesitant about losing maneuverability in tight spots with the longer ski. At the resort I ski a shreditor 112 at 179 length.

I am also wondering if the movement is the right 1 ski quiver backcountry ski. I am also considering the backland 100, hannibal 106, and camox freebird. My concern with the alp tracks is that it won't be super playful.
11/23/2020
Answer from Will
 
Hey Avi,

Thanks for reaching out! I typically recommend people ski a length that is about as long, if not a little shorter, than their resort ski. I think it'd be best to go with the 177cm length. The 185cm may be a bit squirrely!

I think you'd be spot on with either the Alp Tracks or the Backland 100 for an all around one ski quiver!

If you have further questions, feel free to shoot an email to help@skimo.co!
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11/16/2020
Question from Ken
 
These skis don't seem to have a flat groove at the back for the skin clip. Is there any risk of the skins coming loose at the back during a day of skinning? My biggest concern is that the rounded back might cause the skin clip to easily slide left or right.
11/16/2020
Answer from Zak M
 
Hey Ken, there is a risk of the skin tail clip attachment potentially slipping off from the back but I've found as long as you have the skins tensioned properly it's not a huge issue.
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12/14/2019
Question from Steve
 
Just bought the 106 from you. Where are most people mounting the bindings? The mark for boot center seems a little forward.
Thanks, Steve
12/16/2019
Answer from TSB
 
Hey Steve! The AlpTracks 106 is indeed a bit more forward-mounted than some of its powder brethren; that's part of the Swiss rosaceous magic. If you enjoy a more swivel-able ski that can pivot in the backseat, you might consider going -1cm or -2cm from the recommended mount point, but I'd recommend trying them on boot center first of all.
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12/9/2019
Question from Scott Keller
 
I see these have a titanium plate in the mounting zone... Would the warranty on these skis be voided if mounted with a tele binding? Many carbon skis cannot handle the focused forces but with a metal plate in there... I'm considering this ski if they are green light for a tele mount.
12/10/2019
Answer from TSB
 
Hey Scott! While I would love to say that the Movements are tolerant of the liberated-calcaneus lifestyle, they are unfortunately designed more for the lower force patterns of imprisoned heels. In other words, we can't guarantee that the Alp Tracks will handle a telemark binding, even with the Titanal reinforcement. A ski with similar dimensions that would stand up much better to dropping knees is the K2 Wayback 106.
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9/25/2019
Question from Andrew S Dennis
 
I'm 5'8 170. I have 94 alp tracks in 177, and I'm thinking about the same for the 106's. Thoughts?
9/26/2019
Answer from Jeffrey
 
Andrew, I would agree, that keeps it light and turny for tight areas. I have skied the Alp Tracks 100 in a 170cm on powder days and for me at 160, still feels like it has plenty of flotation. I see you are in AK, so if you are lucky enough to ski those huge, wide open bowls, the 185 would be nice too.
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5/20/2019
Brent (used product a few times)
 
I just got some 185cm Alp Tracks 106s a few days ago, mounted them with Plum Guide toes, Kreuzspitze GT heels, left the factory tune alone, and took them to Mammoth Mountain to test them in the 2+ feet of spring snow they just received. I'm skiing them with Alien RS boots. These are just initial impressions and I'll try to post more after I get some more days on these things in their element. I wasn't sure for a minute if I wanted the size 185 or 177 at 6'0'' 175 lbs, for use as dedicated backcountry long-range powder seekers. Normally 185 would be a no-brainer for powder but its always nice to save a little more weight and fit in tighter spaces if you don't give up too much float. After some good advice from skimo.co (basically that they are not super demanding skis and I couldn't go wrong either way), I decided to embrace the quiver role and try the 185 for max float. When I first unpacked and flexed the skis I thought they hand-flexed very stiff underfoot and in the flat-ish tails. Uh oh... a super light, super stiff ski. It brought back memories of trying the Blizzard ZeroG 95 in dense chunky snow, which I thought were a bit unfriendly, though great on hard pack. On snow, I was thrilled to find the Alp Tracks to be surprisingly friendly, eager to turn but predictable, moderate flexing, and fun! They have a happy flex, not harsh, not wimpy, and not terribly stiff either. They make a really good pairing with the Alien RS boots. The tips have some early taper and a good amount of rocker, similar to the DPS Wailer 112, but less pronounced, and the Alp Tracks have a much more present tail (yet still easy to release) than my old and beloved Wailer pure carbon 112s and 99s whose biggest fault I think is their tail-less feel on steeps. This combo helped the Alp Tracks not deflect as much through the soft but heavy crud and avi debris that basically covered the upper areas of Mammoth Mountain while I was testing these skis. In fact, they did shockingly well in these conditions, and not just for a lightweight ski. They also were great on steep chalky stuff, and not bad at all on some bulletproof panels that started showing through under the new snow. The behavior and feedback from the Alp Tracks on hard pack was much better in my opinion than what I've experienced with the DPS Tour1 skis I've demoed a few times (which I feel are great skis but a bit harsh on firm), and better even than my pure carbons, but not quite as good as the Alchemist build (which is in a very different weight class of course). These skis aren't meant for hard pack obviously, but its nice to find out they can handle it well enough. I can't speak to durability yet, but these are by far my favorite lightweight skis I've tried in terms of downhill feel. If you're on the fence on size, I'd say go up. They turn easily, and swing weight is practically non-existent. I can't wait to get them into some real powder in the middle of nowhere.
12/19/2020
Reply from Chris F
 
Brent, did you mount these 'on the line' or back 1 or 2 cm as I've seen some comments by others as potential mounting point. thank you - Chris
12/19/2020
Reply from Brent
 
On the line. No trouble floating the tips and they pivot well for a trad-ish shape. I've been out on these skia about 35 days now and they are great. I would imagine boot forward lean angle and stiffness would be important factors in your mount position if you're concerned about having enough shovel out there. With the Alien RS, I'm glad I didn't mount farther back.
12/19/2020
Reply from Chris F
 
thank you Brent, appreciate the info and quick reply! This is super helpful
2/5/2021
Reply from Chris C
 
Hey Chris F, where'd you mount yours? I've moved a lot of mounts back over the last few years, seeking a tip that floats and a ski with enough tip in front of me to use it.
2/5/2021
Reply from Chris F
 
I ended up buying the k2 wayback 106 from skimo. Heavier but versatile here in the PNW. Skimo mounted them on the line and feels just right, if anyone curious on the wayback mount.
2/5/2021
Reply from Chris C
 
Thanks for the quick reply, Chris. I am mounting my Movements at -2 as the recommended point is definitely pretty forward. I had settled on the Movements before I visited the shop to pick up some skis but I have had some second thoughts about those K2's, they seems like a solid, mid-weight all-aroud ski and they would probably ski more like I expect a ski to perform at the reccomended line than a lot of others out there these days.
2/5/2021
Reply from Chris F
 
I really like the Movements; it was a tough call but the k2's have worked well and I'm happy with the setup and its all around capability and a reasonable weight.
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4/24/2019
Question from ben
 
I'm currently on the wailer 112 rp2 pure 3 in a 185 cm. looking for a backcountry quiver of one ski that is a good bit lighter. Im torn between this ski and the tour1 wailer 106. I ski mostly in colorado's front range and summit county, so we get a decent amount of pow, but I also love ripping couloirs and spring corn harvesting. any insight on which ski is a better choice? thanks!
4/25/2019
Answer from Jeffrey
 
Ben, The LT 106 is a great ski, Last years Backcountry Mag Editors Choice, but is more powder orientated then couloirs/ corn skiing. I also have the 112 Pure and have skied the 106 Tour 1 and they do not ski firmer conditions as well as the Pure carbons. I would definitely go for the Movements. If you are willing to go a bit heavier the Sessions 98 is really incredible. It is a bit stiffer construction and more sidecut and skis everything well.
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12/30/2018
Question from Kent
 
I currently have DPS 99 Tour 1 - how will these ski? Will these still be surfy and fun or will they need to be driven hard all the time??
12/31/2018
Answer from Nate
 
Hi Kent, while the Alp Tracks 106 is definitely a different shape and feel, it won't need to be driven hard and actually prefers not to be. That's not to say you can't ski it hard and fast, but it prefers a more balanced mid-foot input. The praise for this ski has been really high and spread across a pretty diverse set of abilities and backgrounds.
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12/8/2018
Question from Dustin Lemke
 
I'm curious about choosing a length of this ski. I currently ski on the Scott Super Guide 105's in a 183 cm and given the profile of this 106 I am leaning towards the 185 cm, but would like to get some feedback. With a more traditional shape (less rocker and decent amount of camber) I typically ski a 180 cm. However, for large rocker skis I have a pair of 188's with 115 cm under foot. I would consider myself an aggressive/expert skier at 5'10" and 170 lbs. Most of my touring is in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, mostly Tetons, and BC Canada.

Any insight would be appreciated.
12/8/2018
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Dustin! I'd probably go for the 185cm option based on what you said.
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3/21/2018
Question from Jared Holindrake
 
Do you have the MOVEMENT ALP TRACKS LT 106 or DPS Tour 112 available for demo? I was in today over lunch looking at them.
3/21/2018
Answer from eric
 
Jared-We currently do not. But give us a call and we can discuss some options.
3/21/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Jared, actually we did just get an A/T 106 177 added to the fleet!
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2/28/2018
Question from Ryan H.
 
Could anyone compare this ski in 185cm to a BD Helio 185? I currently have the latter and think it skis very well but at 6'3" and 210lbs I push it to its limits, especially in terms of durability. 2 seasons on my Helios and I've got lots of damage, and thinking of replacing with this ski but concerned about durability and adequate stiffness. Thoughts?
3/1/2018
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Ryan! There's more than enough stiffness behind this ski to rival the Helio 105, though I am interested in hearing what boots you'll be mounting on these? Durability-wise, just make sure when you go out to ski with them, you keep them on the snow (no hucking). If it's used as a mid-winter soft snow ski they'll be amazing. They tend to be better matched with lighter touring boots versus freeride boots.
3/1/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Ryan, the P-Tex and edges are very hard and impact resistant. Like other silly-light skis, however, the core could be compromised if used as a cliff-hucker.
3/4/2018
Answer from Ryan H
 
Thanks to you both. I have a variety of boot shells, all of which I run with Intuition Pro Tours: first generation Maestrale, Atomic Backland Carbon and even some old green BD shells I forget the name.

I do my best to keep my skis on the snow, but I do like to ski fast sometimes and constantly find myself skiing fast deep pow, jump turning tight couloirs, variable conditions, breakable crust through the alders, all in the same day.

Thanks for your feedback...
3/7/2018
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Ryan! Nice! This'll do really well at skiing fast and deep pow with any of those boots. There's a good amount of tip rocker and the long sidecut will make the ski fairly manageable in crust actually. The vast majority of people we see on this ski are cruising around with boots in the same weight category as the Backland Carbon. They do really well with the lightweight boots!
3/7/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Ryan, see here for a video of them being skied fast!
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1/17/2018
Question from Joe
 
Hi, I plan to put some inserts into my AlpTracks 106 skis (and want to do a good job!). I've installed inserts in before in other skis, but was just wondering if anyone had any comments/tips/warnings about doing it in the AlpTracks. I haven't installed them in carbon topsheet skis before, and the AlpTracks may have slightly unique construction, so I was wondering if there were any differences to consider. Thanks in advance.
1/17/2018
Answer from Rebekah S
 
Hi Joe,

No differences to consider when installing inserts in these skis. Business as usual!
5/20/2019
Answer from Brent
 
I noticed as I was installing my inserts that the core of the Alp Tracks is pretty soft, like a lot of lightweight skis, so count your rotations with your tap and when screwing in the insert. The tap and insert unit will just keep right on going into the core and end up too deep if you don't stop at 5 rotations. That's a good practice anyway, but skis with a more dense core will give you more resistance when you hit the bottom of the hole.
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12/20/2017
Question from Igor Voronin
 
what is the difference between the MovemeNT ALP TRACKS LT 106 and Movement Alp tracks LTD 106?
12/20/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Igor, there is no difference. Much of the Movement marketing material refers to LTD, but the skis themselves were imprinted with LT. They've actually dropped both from the skis for 17/18, and also from the marketing materials for 18/19. But the fact remains that all the Alp Tracks are handmade, Limited Edition skis.
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9/27/2017
Question from thomas h
 
Are these this year's or current model.
9/27/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Thomas, the current stock has last season's graphics. The new graphics will be arriving in a couple weeks. We are happy to get either color for you.
9/30/2017
Answer from thomas h
 
Awesome thanks. Is there a difference in the construction from last years to this years?
10/1/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Thomas, it's just a color update for 17/18.
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