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.
|Lengths (cm)||177, 185|
|Weight (pair)||2550g 
||Basic tip loops, tail clip|
||Rocker tip, camber, raised tail|
||Rounded tips, flat rockered tail|
||Carbon-wrap half-cap w/ mini sidewall|
||Ultralight Karuba wood|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Going fast in powder and crud|
|Notes||Hand made limited edition|
|Compare to other High-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
Any insight would be appreciated.
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...
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