Long admired for its reliable performance in the not-so-pretty conditions that ski mountaineers encounter in the high alpine, the BMT 94 was Volkl's idea of a versatile ski that was stable at speed, but precise and confident when edging. Blending the reverse-camber profile of new-school girthy powder skis with Volkl's signature carving-ski personality, the BMT 94 brought a new sashimi-knife personality to the mid-fat category. With the new BMT 90, Volkl is dialing back the full-rocker trendiness to add a smidge of camber under the foot and keep skinning performance at a maximum. Far from losing its hard-charging roots, though, the BMT 90 boasts a damp, woodcore feel in chopped-up powder runs and has enough rocker to ride out even the mankiest of mank. Plenty of effective edge helps to balance out the quick-pivoting feel and stabilize the ski at speed, keeping Volkl's diehard alpine fan base happy and confident on their newest offering.
- Tip and tail rocker shape isn't quite "full-rocker," but it's close, and offers many of the same advantages without compromising skinning performance.
- Volkl's sophisticated carbon layup, the 3D Ridge, stiffens the BMT 90 without adding weight.
- Rounded tip and notched tail means you can use traditional skin fixation points.
- Long effective edge provides solid hard-snow performance for a mid-fat ski.
- Volkl says this is a, "touring ski with big-mountain performance." We would say this is a big-mountain ski with touring performance.
|163, 170, 177, 184
|Proprietary tip fitting or tip loop, flat tail with inset for tail clip
|Near-full-rocker with 30cm camber underfoot
|Long effective edge, tip-to-tail taper
|Sidewall underfoot, 3D Ridge carbon stiffening technology at tip and tail
|Multi-layer wood core
|Skimo Co Says
|Challenging snow conditions from sun-cupped firm to manky windboard
|Closest to full-rocker design in the lightweight touring world
|Legendary German performance in a versatile platform
|Compare to other Mid-fat Skis
Questions & Reviews
Was considering something like this volkl or maybe lighter like the dynafit blacklight 88 and open to suggestions. I want light skis for climbing with but don’t want to feel stressed when the terrain gets more serious because I’m on toothpicks
Also, this model has been discontinued and the 178cm is all we have left.
Another ski that can work for you is Speed90. Comes in 176cm and is a good bit lighter, with a stronger mounting plate.
Looking at the BMT 90 as a quiver of one to take to Europe for a mixed piste/touring ski.
That sounds like that'll be an awesome trip, especially paired with that ski! And yes, the G3 Zed should work well on this ski!
Thanks for a great review on this ski. I can't decide between the BMT 90 and one of the Blizzard Zero G skis. Ideally I'm looking for a ski for multi-day ski touring/occasional ski mountaineering (type Haute Route) and for long single-day hikes from a resort or top tour chasing.
Initially I had settled on the new Zero G 105 as a compromise do-it-all ski, and then maybe later get the Zero G 85 for more ski mountaineering, if I found the 105 too weighty or wide.
However, reading about the BMT 90, it kind of seem to cover "everything." (Long stretch, I know, so I stand corrected :-))
So I wondered what you would suggest: Zero G 105 or BMT 90?
Many thanks for your thoughts!
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