Alpine Touring Skis / Backcountry Skis / Mountaineering Skis
Backcountry Ski Binding and MountingFrom 373,92 €
Black Crows Camox Freebird Touring Skis669,95 € 629,95 €
Black Crows Navis Freebird Backcountry Skis849,95 € 799,95 €
Faction Agent 3X Womens Touring Skis749,95 €
Faction Agent 2X Womens Touring Skis719,95 €
Black Diamond Helio Carbon 95 Touring Skis749,95 € 599,95 €
Rossignol Escaper 97 Nano Freeride Skis779,95 € 489,95 €
Black Crows Ova Freebird Touring Skis649,95 € 569,95 €
Black Crows Mentis Freebird Touring Skis899,95 €
Black Crows Corvus Freebird Backcountry Skis999,95 € 889,95 €
Völkl Rise Beyond 96 Backcountry Skis749,95 € 559,95 €
Black Crows Ferox Freebird Freeride Skis949,95 € 569,95 €
Black Diamond Helio Carbon 104 Touring Skis799,95 € 599,95 €
Atomic Backland 95 Touring Skis579,95 € 379,95 €
Line Blade Optic 96 Freeride Skis649,95 € 529,95 €
K2 Reckoner 92 Womens All Mountain Skis349,95 € 289,95 €
Rossignol Escaper W 97 Nano Freeride Skis779,95 € 499,95 €
Rossignol Blackops 92 All-Mountain Skis + NX11 GW549,95 €
DPS Zelda 106 Foundation All Mountain Skis799,95 € 499,95 €
Line Blade Freeride Skis779,95 € 649,95 €
Salomon QST Lumen 99 Freeride Skis579,95 € 429,95 €
Völkl Secret 96 All Mountain Skis799,95 € 419,95 €
Line Pescado Freeride Skis899,95 € 629,95 €
Black Crows Draco Freebird Touring Skis999,95 €
Black Crows Orb Freebird Touring Skis749,95 € 679,95 €
Black Crows Atris Birdie Freeride Skis649,95 € 539,95 €
Rossignol Blackops W 92 Freeride Skis399,95 €
Elan Ripstick 106 Freeride Skis699,95 € 559,95 €
Scott Superguide Freetour Touring Skis779,95 €
K2 Reckoner 92 All Mountain Skis439,95 €
Faction Agent 3 Freeride Skis749,95 €
Line Blade Optic 114 Freeride Skis779,95 € 649,95 €
Atomic Maverick 95 TI All Mountain Skis699,95 € 559,95 €
Line Vision 118 Backcountry Skis719,95 € 689,95 €
Line Blade Optic 114 Freeride Skis749,95 € 549,95 €
Line Pescado Freeride Skis899,95 € 789,95 €
Black Crows Ferox Freebird Freeride Skis949,95 € 499,95 €
Rossignol Escaper W 87 Nano Touring Skis599,95 € 419,95 €
Elan Ripstick 116 Freeride Skis749,95 € 669,95 €
Scott Superguide 88 Touring Skis649,95 €
Rossignol Blackops W Blazer Freeride Skis599,95 €
Rossignol Blackops 98 Freeride Skis599,95 € 469,95 €
Line Blade Optic 104 Freeride Skis699,95 € 589,95 €
Atomic Maverick 88 TI All Mountain Skis699,95 € 489,95 €
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What Are Alpine Touring Skis?
Touring skis, or backcountry skis, combine styles like alpine, cross-country, telemark, randonnee, and backcountry. They offer the best of all worlds, so you might only need one pair of skis to cover your needs. Touring skis are suitable for more advanced skiers who already have a greater knowledge of the unpredictable backcountry nature.
Ski touring is all about traveling both up and down the mountain without the need to take off the skis. The loose heel and the wide base of the ski touring skis enable you to go explore the powder snow in the backcountry. If you wish to ski on-piste, alpine touring skis can also easily be used on the groomed slopes of skiing resorts.
How to Choose Touring Skis?
As a rule of thumb, touring skis should be lightweight (around 1100 g to 1800 g) while the length should be plus-minus 5-10 cm of your height. Heavier skis are better suited for riding downhill, providing more stability and speed, but will require greater effort during ascends. Lighter skis, on the contrary, are better for more uphill-oriented ski touring. The waist width depends on the touring preference, but it is usually between 82-105 mm in more all-around backcountry skis.
What Ski Touring Gear Should I Get?
For alpine ski touring, you will need special gear to help you get up and down the mountain. The right equipment will make sure you can make the most out of your backcountry adventures.
One of the most important parts of touring gear is the bindings. You are able to walk with your skis on, due to the special touring bindings. They allow you to walk and lift the heel while the toe is still fixed to the ski. You can find alpine touring bindings in our Ski Bindings Selection.
Choosing the right ski boots is also of great importance. Since you have to be able to lift the heel to make forward walking motions, highly flexible and relatively lightweight boots are an advantage. Our range of Alpine Ski boots includes some specialized touring boots suitable for backcountry skiing.
Other necessary parts of touring equipment are the skins and ski poles. Skins prevent you from sliding backward when hiking up, and they are mounted on the base of the skis. Good climbing skins provide a balanced combination of traction and glide and attach well to the skis. As for ski poles, we recommend using adjustable ski poles for touring. Then you have the option of a long pole for the ascent, and a shorter pole for the descent, or two different lengths for traversing the mountain.
Since you are moving around in the wild nature, you will also need safety equipment such as a ski helmet and avalanche gear. See our selection of Ski Protection Gear and head to the backcountry with ease of mind.