Skimo Co

SCOTT Superguide Freetour Ski


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.
Lengths (cm) 178,185
convert to ounces
1530g [178]
1610g [185]
Weight (pair) 3060g [178]
3220g [185]
Dimensions   134-104-122 [178]
136-105-124 [185]
Turn Radius   24m
Skin Fix   SCOTT Hook Skin Fixation System, flat notched tail
Specs Verified Yes
Profile   Pro-Tip rocker, camber underfoot, flat tail
Shape   Round tip, 3Dimension long radius sidecut, flat tail
Construction   Sandwich sidewall semi-elliptic construction w/ carbon/aramid fibers
Core   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
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Mads
How sturdy are the edges and bases, please?
Answer from Carlos M
Hi Mads, With full length sidewalls and Scott's sandwich construction, this should be a very durable touring ski. The base durability will be comparable to most other touring skis in its class.
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Question from Alex P
@jbo and Skimo pros: I'm going to ask another question on comparison between the current/last generations of the Super Guide Freetour and the Zero G 105..
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.

Answer from Niko M
Hi Alex,
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 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.

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Andrew H (used product a few times)
I just bought these but I have skied them in 3" of mank, breakable crust, 4-6" powder and lift served groomers... They are great in all of it. I bought them from and had them mounted with Dynafit Radical bindings. They power through crud better than any other backcountry ski I've used, and they're light enough for big tours. They really are a great ski for New England backcountry with some lift laps thrown in because you just can't find any snow in the forest.
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Question from steve rhinefrank
hi. are these skiis able to accept tele bindings ? i am 5'11'' 220 lbs. fairly aggressive advanced tele skier. so many skis now advize not mounting tele bindings... thanks
Answer from Will McD
Hi Steve,
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.
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Question from Jordan D
Coming from my beloved Dynastar Mythic 97, would this ski be significantly better on the downhill?
Answer from Cole P
Hey Jordan, the Superguides will be a significant upgrade in downhill performance but maybe a bit much for most skiers. The Superguides are better for heavier and/or very aggressive skiers, otherwise, this ski can feel a bit overpowering. One ski that comes to mind that is incredibly damp and stable without feeling too unwieldy is the Elan Ripstick Tour 104. If you like to chat in-depth about any of these skis feel free to send us an email at
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Tedski207 (used product a few times)
I have a big quiver so just a few days so far, but on posted and in the glades they are very intuitive, easy to drive and manage all turn shapes
I am 5'10", 190#,
Mounted with meidjo 2.1, these are my new go to touring
Location: Tuckermans of Maine
Reply from William L
What length did you get? I'm about the same size
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Question from Scott W
Thanks Zak for the info! What would be a good binding for that ski? Something for backcountry and resort skiing.
Answer from Jeff
Hi Scott, Through personal experience and years of selling, I believe the Rotation 12 is the most solid, accurately releasing binding for backcountry or in-bounds skiing.
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Question from Scott
I'm very interested in this ski I am 6'1" about 200lbs leaning towards the 185cm probably use this for my trips out West and a backcountry ski back east. Do you think it's too much ski for the east coast skiing. I already have a 100cm Surface 182 looking to go a little wider?
Answer from Zak M
Hey Scott, thanks for the question! I think for east coast skiing 100mm underfoot is a pretty good sweet spot for most folks for a variety of conditions, but if you are just looking for a bit more floatation this ski could be a good option. The Superguide Freetour would be a good choice for an East Coast powder ski ripper with its flat tail that would equate to excellent edge control on icy terrain as well. Give us a shout if you have any more questions!
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Question from Alberto
Ciao Eric, come pensi si possa comportare la versione 105mm da usare come sci touring per gite anche sopra i 1000 m di dislivello e con traversi su neve dura o ghiaccio? Pensavo di montare un attacchino tipo atk fr12 o marker tour e uno scarpone leggero tipo scarpa f1 lt?
Answer from Brett S
Grazie per la tua domanda! La Scott Superguide è più orientata alla neve morbida, ma può sicuramente reggere il confronto sulla neve più dura ad altitudini superiori. L'F1 LT è uno stivale eccezionale ed è uno dei preferiti del negozio. L'F1 LT può gestire gli sci più grandi, tuttavia, dovrai sciare più "cautamente" rispetto a uno scarpone più robusto. Fateci sapere se avete altre domande!
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Question from Adam
Hi - Do you think this ski could serve as a 50/50 ski for touring and the resort? I'm planning to mount them with a CAST binding. Thanks.
Answer from Will M
Hey Adam,

Thanks for reaching out! I think this ski would work well as a 50/50 ski, playful and easy to control.
Answer from jbo
Hi Adam, I have skied these at a resort, they are fun! Solid underfoot and can plow through some crud.
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Question from Clive Saleman
Hi I am wanting a powder oriented tour ski for NZ and Japan I am 180 lbs 5'10" 65 yrs old but advanced and ski fit. Tossing up over 178 vs 185 am leaning 185 but do I need this length?

Thanks Clive
Answer from Zak M
Hey Clive, it comes down a bit to what you are used to skiing. If you are 5'10 the 185cm will be quite a bit taller than your height, while the 177cm version would be a bit closer to your total height. The 177cm might just be a touch more versatile.
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Question from LDakota
How do these skis compare to the Superguide 95’s?
Answer from Julieana
Hi LDakota, the core construction is the same between these and the 95s, the only difference is the width of the ski.
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Question from Jack
Can you help me figure out the length?
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?
Answer from Tristan M
Hi Jack,

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
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Question from Eric
Any thoughts on how this compares in feel to the Blizzard Zero G 105? I've gotten the impression that that Blizzard would be a rather too stiff for me. For reference, I love my old Voile Vectors.
Answer from jbo
Hi Eric, the Superguides are more compliant than the Zero Gs and require less input. They have a damper feel (starting 2020/21...previous iterations were somewhat tinny) with a rounder flex. These are closer to a Vector, though the 95 is even closer owing to the width.
Answer from Anthony O
Jbo, any of you guys tried this alongside a Fraction? Curious how it stacks compared to an agent 3.0. cause at least on my agent 4.0 I would describe it similarly compared to a zero g. Yet the Scott sounds lighter.
Answer from jbo
Hey Anthony, yes I've skied both. I felt the Fraction was looser than the Freetour, and more damp than the Zero G; they are heavier for sure. The Scott carves a bit nicer imo, while the Agent can soak up more variable/chop.
Answer from Anthony O
Jbo, reviving this thread going thru a mid spring crisis. Highest performance from a chop absorbing standpoint and max speed limit with loosest feel. Fraction 3.0, wait for new fraction machines next year, or ripstick tour 104. Currently on volkl BMTs and katana v werks. Katana v werks is amazing, but I do feel it on a big day. BMTs feel notably softer in the tips-can feel flappy at max speed, but otherwise love the feel. For days I'm not willing to haul my katana, what's the strongest loosest thing that's 95-110 and 1500-1700g. Does the ripstick have a stronger flex than a BMT 109?
Answer from jbo
Hi Anthony! We have a La Machine Mini and Micro here we've been testing. Fun skis, though a different feel from the Agents (still loose but less powerful). I don't have a BMT on hand for a side-by-side flex comparison, but I suspect you would really like the Ripsticks in this quiver slot. I'd be interested in your take on the Freetours as well if you ever decide to detune a pair and let 'er rip.
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