SCOTT has added the Freetour ski to their Superguide line this year and boy what an excellent addition it is! This powder ski has the versatility and maneuverability that is sometimes hard to find in a bigger ski while still maintaining high speed stability in a variety of snow conditions. It has a paulownia/beech core that is combined with carbon/aramid fibers to give the ski strong torsional properties while still keeping it lightweight. This means it will straight line, carve GS turns, and slash pow like a dream without being heavy and cumbersome on the way up. It also has an award-winning 3Dimension sidecut design that combines a wider tip radius and a tighter tail radius with a long radius underfoot, making for improved edge control and varying turn shapes. The longer sidecut underfoot also adds stability and predictability to the ski. These boards have some serious dampening to them, the side effect of a dual wood core, which also lends itself to incredible stability. This combination of attributes makes these skis an ideal choice for big and steep lines where you can really open it up and fly. When it's time to scrub some speed and get more technical, the sidecut and carbon/aramid fibers make the ski extremely responsive and easy to maneuver. For those looking for a wider pow-slaying ski that will still tackle more technical, tighter terrain with ease, SCOTT has created the Freetour Superguide just for you.
- Pro-Tip Rocker keeps your tips up in deep snow.
- 3Dimension Touring sidecut provides maneuverability, stability, and precise edge hold.
- Full length dual paulownia/beech core produces a more consistent, damp flex.
- Carbon/aramid fibers add stability and torsional stiffness without adding weight.
- Dual radius profile creates a more well-rounded ski that excels in both large and small radius turns.
- SCOTT Hook Fixation system fits perfectly with your new skis.
- Factory finish includes edge bevel and CNC base grind so you can mount 'em up and ski 'em down right away.
|Weight (pair)||3060g 
||SCOTT Hook Skin Fixation System, flat notched tail|
||Pro-Tip rocker, camber underfoot, flat tail|
||Round tip, 3Dimension long radius sidecut, flat tail|
||Sandwich sidewall semi-elliptic construction w/ carbon/aramid fibers|
||Paulownia and beech|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Backcountry powder skiing|
|Notes||A versatile powder ski that is easy to turn|
|Bottom Line||Strong, maneuverable powder ski, but not overpowering|
|Compare to other High-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
I (183cm, 88kg) got along fairly well with the Superguide 105 in a 183cm length (the Freetour's predecessor) and skied it a lot over the last few years.
Didn't like the first gen Blizzard Zero G 95 in a 185 - far too chattery and stiff.
Soso like the 2020 Blizzard Zero G 85 (the yellow and blue one) in a 178 length - too narrow, too short, too soft, gets tossed around in crud. Light though. Strictly for corn and hard pack for me, I think.
Looking at picking up a successor to my Superguide 105, for an everyday touring ski up to 1200m altitude gain and fun skiing down.
The Zero G 105 is lighter than the Freetour by a good 100g per ski, which speaks to the everyday part of the equation.
Any ideas which ski - with that previous experience I'm a bit wary of the Blizzards, have read lots of good things about the G 105 though - I might like more on the way down?
A bit more info on me: like skiing fast, long turns where I can. Good skier. Get along well with the Scott Scrapper 105 in a 183, like it better for resort than touring (maybe because of the twin tips).
Didn't get along so well with the Scrapper 115 in the 189cm - too long for me.
The Superguide Freetour a true 185cm (tip to tail, straight), the old Superguide 105 measures 181cm. Really like that length as an all-round ski for touring.
I'm a bit worried that the Superguide Freetour in 185 might be a tad long... (the 178 will be too short).
Any intel on the true tip to tail straight measurement of the Zero G 185? I'm guessing it'll be 183cm, as my Zero G 85s measure 176cm for the 178 length.
Lots of good questions here. In regards to the way you found your Zero Gs to ski, the current Zero G 105 (all the Zero Gs for that matter) have significantly improved. With that, the rumors are true, the 105s are a joy to ski. When compared to the Superguides, they are not quite as stiff and tend to support easier turning initiation and a variety of turn shapes, think GS turns to surfier slashes. The Superguides, with their stiff nature and shape, have a large appetite for speed and therefore also enjoy the style of turns required, which may complement you well. If you're hoping for a powerful ski that could do overtime in both the resort and the backcountry, the Superguides would make for a great choice. If you'd like something slightly more approachable for a variety of styles, turn shapes, and effort for both the up and down, the Zero G 105 is a fantastic ski.
For sizing, there are several factors, some of which are dependent on personal preference, that play a role. If you'd like to dive into those details send us an email at email@example.com and we can chat about them. Regardless, in general, I'd suggest going with the 180cm in the Zero G 105 and the 185cm in the Superguides.
These skis are definitely burly enough to hold onto a tele binding, and the toe and heel mounting plates are very close so you likely shouldn't have to worry about screws falling outside of the reinforced mounting area.
I am 5'10", 190#,
Mounted with meidjo 2.1, these are my new go to touring
Location: Tuckermans of Maine
Thanks for reaching out! I think this ski would work well as a 50/50 ski, playful and easy to control.
I'm ~160 lbs, 5'9", and usually ski something in the low 180cm range. I want this as a pure touring ski, and would rather something easy to ski than super-demanding. Go with the 178?
Of the available lengths, a 178cm ski sounds great for you! If you would like to go into more detail, or have any further questions about a new setup, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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