Following in the footsteps of an older sibling is never easy, especially when they’re handsome, smart, and good at math. Therefore, Salomon had to take great care when replacing the MTN Explore 95, a ski that set an exceptionally high bar. Eager to get out from under the shadow of its older brother and forge its own identity, the Salomon MTN 96 Carbon accomplishes the same mission as the MTN Explore 95, but in a very different manner. While the MTN Explore 95 spent more time at the gym “getting swole,” the MTN 96 Carbon prefers aerobic and stretching exercises, meaning it is significantly lighter and more flexible than its bigger brother. By utilizing cork, which is 16x more absorptive of vibration than Koroyd, the MTN 96 Carbon is very damp, which will help to lessen the "suck factor" of dropping in on refrozen sastrugi. The shape and sidecut of the ski make it an instant favorite of those lucky enough to ski it. As a proud Gen Z’er, the MTN 96 Carbon also cares deeply about the environment, which can be seen in its construction that utilizes 40% recycled material. The MTN 96 Carbon is damp, forgiving, lightweight, and eager to accompany you on your next adventure.
- Cork Damplifier is 16x more absorptive than Koroyd, providing a smooth ride over rough snow/ice.
- 40% recycled content makes your ski bases look very interesting.
- Full Karuba Woodcore is light and durable.
- Carbon Skin Tail Clip helps climbing skins stay put.
|Lengths (cm)||166, 174, 182|
|Weight (pair)||2640g 
||Rounded tip, carbon skin tail clip|
||Slightly longer shovel with tapered tail|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Everyday ski touring|
|Notes||Recycled bases look spacey|
|Bottom Line||Super playful and solid ski|
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