Backcountry Ski & Race Poles

Racers like ultralight and stiff carbon fiber shafts that transfer power efficiently.  Two-piece poles are handy when you might need to put your poles on your pack.  Features like a choke-up grip alleviate the need to adjust when side-hilling.  Find skimo racing, mountaineering, and ski touring poles here.

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Black Diamond Helio Poles
Light as Heli-o-um! Yet somehow stronger than your average carbon pole. The Black Diamond Helio Poles are inflation-molded into single, streamlined poling machines. The “grip” is simply part of the molded design, obviating the need for weighty or complex hand holders. Ditto for the touring rest that allows you to choke up on the pole when side-hilling or booting. The wrist straps a..
$299.95
Ski Trab Vertical QC Poles
Finely crafted ski poles like the Vertical Carbon QC poles have evolved drastically from the rough hewn sticks early humans used, but they still serve the same basic purpose. Lighter, stronger, and more niche-focused, these 100% carbon poles have a low swing weight, quick-change efficient baskets, and comfortable cork grips and adjustable wrist straps. While cavemen used their roug..
$174.95
Ski Trab Vertical Piuma Poles
Piuma means featherweight in Italian. Vertical means vertical in English. Simple word math leads to a featherweight pole meant for skiing some vertical. The Piuma Vertical Pole is a 100% carbon fiber shaft appended with sleek Vertical race baskets. Ski Trab constructed the pole with a coiled ribbon of carbon fiber, which allows some flex to make it more durable. They were not afrai..
$159.95 From $124.52
Black Diamond Vapor Carbon 1 Poles
The Vapor Carbon 1 is a simple, strong pole that has an extended grip for choking up on skin tracks. Made with 100% carbon fiber, the pole is ultralight and stiff which makes it great for racing and efficient touring. The poles have adjustable hand straps and sharp, hardened tips for breaking through crust. Black Diamond includes two sets of baskets with the set of poles so you can..
$149.95 From $112.46
Fischer Alpattack Race Pole
“AlpAttack” is Fischer for “top of the podium”. Be it a World Cup, local Tuesday night series, or F.K.T. attempt, the AlpAttack series aims for the tippy-top and encourages you to follow suit. The pole is no exception to this speedy pedigree. The grip is contoured for optimal propulsion and the soft cork insulates your hands in cold conditions. A long EVA foam extension is employed..
$149.95
Movement Race Pro Carbon Poles
While Movement has made their mark in the ski industry with some of the lightest skis known to man, their focus with the Race Pro Carbon Pole was a bit different. Making one of the most cost-effective race poles on the market was seemingly the focus here. Weighing only slightly more than most other carbon race poles, the Race Pro costs much less. Lower cost doesn’t necessarily have..
$119.95 From $99.95
Kohla Evolution Attack Poles
The Kohla Evolution Attack might be the perfect touring pole. Here’s why: It’s light, durable, and it brings the best of a race pole and a touring pole together into one. The asymmetric aero basket is offset for the highest hard snow performance, but the oversized platform offers plenty of flotation in soft snow. The 2K-Picco handle has a tab to manipulate risers, toe levers, or bo..
$129.95
Dynafit Speed Pole
Carbon fiber and Titanal® assemble in joyous union to offer a lightweight and durable pole built for speed and reliability. The Dynafit Speed pole is designed around high-end training and racing but burly enough for the local skimo adventures. The Speed is a fixed-length poker made of two sections. The upper is light & stiff carbon fiber and the lower is a robust metal designed..
$99.95 From $79.95
Ski Trab Piuma Gara Poles
Also known as the Gara Aero World Cup poles, these Ski Trab sticks are designed for race abuse. Made with Ergal aluminum, the poles have a bending resistance of 60kg / mmq, meaning they are more resilient than a typical carbon fiber pole. While not the lightest, they make up for it in price and durability. The race baskets are a new design from Trab, with equal parts powder push an..
$79.95 $59.96
Dynafit Carbonio Poles 2.0
Ski poles draw their origins from sticks that our early predecessors picked up off the ground to either help them walk or to hit something. Today, ski poles are adorned with lavish trappings like wrist straps and baskets, but the guiding principle remains the same-- a stick to help us walk or to hit stuff with. Well, the Dynafit Carbonio 2 ski pole is one of the nicer sticks you wi..
$229.95
Dynafit Speed Vario 2.0 Poles
"One ski pole to rule them all, one ski pole to find them, one ski pole to bring them to the summit, and in the deep snow, you'll not fall in..." Isn't how that how the quote from Lord of the Rings goes? Either way, if Dynafit had a retail dealer in Middle Earth, Sam and Frodo definitely would have taken the Speed Vario 2 pole with them on their trek to Mordor. Features like hig..
$149.95
Salomon MTN S3 Carbon Poles
The Salomon MTN S3 pole is a highly versatile pole that can quickly adapt to any terrain you might find yourself in. The carbon fiber construction promotes light ‘n fast movement and has an exceptionally low swing weight, even for a carbon pole. Quickly adjust the length of the poles when booting or side-hilling using the reliable tension-adjustable clamp system. The articulating b..
$159.95
G3 Via Carbon Poles
If you like strong, lightweight backcountry ski poles with lots of amenities, G3 nails it for you. The Via Carbon is an adjustable pole that is durable enough for big adventures and handy enough for daily touring. With a Quick Flick utility tab on the handle, you can easily adjust your riser positions. Ergonomic handles and side-hill grips make you want to not let go. The Asymmetri..
$123.95
Ski Trab Maestro Poles
Suggestive of a good match with the Maestro skis, the poles with the same name are similarly designed to be reliable tools when you find yourself deep in the hills. Built with tough Ergal aluminum, the single shaft poles have no moving parts and are built to just work. The extended grips allow for choking up when traversing across a slope, and the three-quarter baskets provide supp..
$74.95 From $47.52
Black Diamond Razor Carbon Pro Poles
A good piece of gear should just fade into the motions of the day, working well for its designed task and not complicating things. With the Razor Carbon Pro ski pole from Black Diamond, you're going to forget that you even have a pole in your hand-- just don't forget to toss them in the car in the morning. An upgraded classic BD feature, the FlickLock Pro adjustment mechanism is on..
$149.95
Black Diamond Traverse WR 2 Poles
The new Whippet-less Whippet! It is often said that the best pieces of gear are the ones that can disappear while using them. That doesn’t mean you should be chucking your poles off ridges and peaks in the hopes that they’ll work better. The statement really means that if a piece of gear is engineered well, you shouldn’t ever have to take the time to think about it in the field; th..
$99.95
Salomon MTN S3 Aluminum Poles
The Salomon MTN S3 Aluminum pole is a versatile pole that can adapt to the mountains while reducing arm-fatigue over a long day due to the low swing-weight. The rugged aluminum construction makes short-work of long-life. The tension-adjustable clamp ensures bomb-proof adjustability for years to come. The offset powder baskets offer the flotation of a traditional powder basket while..
From $99.95
Black Diamond Carbon Whippet
The Carbon Whippet is the high-tech big brother of the iconic Whippet. If you enjoy steep skiing and haven’t tried a Whippet yet, then you are missing out. If you have tried a Whippet, then you know handy they are in just about every situation. This iteration of the iconic staple of ski mountaineering features a totally removable Whippet head for unmatched versatility in any terrai..
$159.95
Black Diamond Whippet Pole
We are forever indebted to Andrew McLean, designer of the Whippet. With dozens (hundreds?) of known uses, the iconic pole is a staple of ski mountaineering. The latest iteration features a totally removeable Whippet head, allowing you to adapt to the changing conditions at a moment’s notice. Using an easy-to-operate threaded wedge system to securely pair the reinforced pole and Whi..
$119.95
Black Diamond First Strike Poles
Perhaps you are one of the brave souls who undertook the noble calling of parenthood. Or maybe you just have a friend or sibling who has a litter of their own. Either way, it's a widely known fact that every time you look away from a child between the ages of 6-12, they grow an inch. That's why we invented babysitters, so that kids would stop doing that pesky thing we call growing...
$54.95
Black Diamond Whippet Attachment
The benefits of skiing with a Whippet are undeniable and when you need it, it’s irreplaceable. When you don’t need it, it feels a bit like running with scissors. Sometimes you don’t know if you’ll need it until you get there. Is this going to be a high-speed corn lap or a side-slipping nail-biter? If it’s going to be a ripping corn lap it’s nice to not be skiing with a knife in you..
$59.95
Black Diamond Alpine Whippet Attachment
Whether you're pushing the limit in your own back yard, exploring a new mountain range, or simply want to be prepared for the unexpected, the Black Diamond Alpine Whippet Attachment has you covered. Using BD's ClickLock Dial, this head attaches to your Whippet Ready poles quickly so you can feel more secure when you find yourself in steep, soft snow. Shaped more like an adze than a..
$69.95
Dynafit Pole Parts
It sucks to buy a new pole just because a part was knocked off by a passing tree. See below for some pole parts available from Dynafit. Ultralight Pole Straps - The same Ultralight Pole straps found on the Carbonio pole. Please note these are sold with black webbing rather than the green webbing shown in the picture. Butterfly 2.0 Baskets - The removable “surface-area extende..
From $14.95
Kohla Pole Parts
If you ski a lot, chances are that parts will break, get lost, or simply worn down. Typically, this will happen just after the warranty period expires. In any case, spare parts are great to have around. Below is our list of replacement parts for Kohla’s poles. All parts are sold individually unless noted otherwise as x2. Feather Pro Lower x1 - The 14mm carbon fiber lower belongi..
From $10.95
Black Diamond Pole Parts
Whether you like some powder or lots of powder, Black Diamond makes the right size basket for you. If you cut off your straps and later regret it, maybe you can find replacements here. Various BD ski pole widgets are listed below. Powder Baskets – Two 100mm wide baskets that come in gray or black. 18 grams each. Compact Powder Baskets – Cutouts help prevent the basket from pu..
$4.95 From $3.95
G3 Pole Parts
Eli Whitney has long been credited with the popularization of interchangeable and replaceable parts, an idea that’s been around since the late 1700’s. Thankfully, that lightbulb moment is still a technique being used today. Break a pole? Lose a basket? Our G3 pole parts listing should have you covered: Grip Straps – Compatible with any G3 pole, these replaceable straps are sold ..
From $11.95
Ski Trab Pole Parts
Ski Trab pole replacement parts to fix or upgrade your poles. All baskets are sold in pairs. Handles, shafts, ferrules, and some straps are sold individually. Vertical Baskets - Race pole baskets that measure 6.5cm x 6.5cm. For Trab Vertical or similar poles. 11mm inner diameter at the mouth. 18 grams with the included metal tips. Gara Baskets - Bigger, rounder race baskets t..
From $5.95
Black Diamond Pick Protector
When you finally learned to not run with scissors, your mother probably thought she had finished her job and never imagined you'd be skiing with an ice axe in your hand. Do yourself and your mother a favor by keeping this on your axe when not in use. This Black Diamond Protector protects you from picks of all sorts, but especially those found on a Whippet pole. This is the safety d..
$4.95
Conehead Whippet Spike
Tired of deciding whether to bring an ice axe along with your Whippet or Whippets? Well, Black Diamond has the answer: bring the Whippet(s) and a Conehead(s). Coneheads convert any Black Diamond Whippet into a tool you can plunge into the snow. Just remove the lower section of your pole and slide in a Conehead, and whala!! You now have a tool to plunge like an axe. They come with a..
$19.95
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