2012 Out-the-Back-Door / Explorer Skis, Boots, Ski Bindings & Poles Comparison Video An in-depth explanation and review of how to select and buy cross country ski equipment in the exploring off-trail skis category, comparing and contrasting the features of each product. Complete packages combining many of these products are also available.
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ON SALE NOW! Madshus Eon MGV - Omni skis (formerly Karhu XCD GT) deliver a true blending of cross country and telemark ski design, ideal for serious backcountry touring on the climb up, run down and extended kick & glide sessions. Full metal edges with dynamic camber for total versatility and control in all snow conditions. Bottom line, the Eon is considered by many to be the ultimate multi-tool ski...
ON SALE NOW! Outback 68 Fischer nordic touring skis are packed with features for optimum offtrack cruising with limitless boundaries. Compact length, wide platform, metal edges, waxless ski base, responsive camber - all working together to create a truly reliable companion in widely varying terrain and conditions. Whether encountering ice, traverses, climbs, and heavenly fresh powder bliss, you'll confidently pilot the Outback 68 through it all...
ON SALE NOW! 60mm / 52mm / 57mm (ski width tip/middle/tail) The legendary Fischer Country Crown waxless skis have been in the Fischer Skis line-up for years. Many classic cross country skiing purists swear by these recreational touring skis. They appreciate the superb general touring ski characteristics such as a traditional free flowing and efficient kick and glide found only on longer length skis such as this...
SOLD OUT FOR SEASON Super versatile, light duty backcountry touring skis for cruising along packed snow trails and in groomed tracks as well as breaking trail and exploring out the back door, with full metal edges for optimum downhill control and a waxless base for easy maintenance and great uphill grip in all conditions.
Rossignol BC70 Positrack waxless skis with full metal edges are for backcountry touring over flat and rolling terrain with occasional days spent cruising groomed tracks at touring centers thrown in the mix.
Entry level waxless cross country touring ski with plenty of width underfoot for maximum stability on and off trail, a positive fish scale base for the best uphill grip, and compact sizing for easy maneuverability and control.
ON SALE NOW! 60mm / 50mm / 55mm (ski width tip/middle/tail)
Fitness and performance oriented recreational touring skis for rewarding, regular cardio-workouts, as well as simply enjoyable, low-impact exercise outside and experiencing nature's inspirational 'white season'.
SOLD OUT FOR SEASON Excellent for both on and off trail, Fischer Spider 62 waxless touring skis have a compact length for increased ameuverability when navigating through trees through turns, with a narrow enough width to fit in a touring center groomed track.
ON SALE NOW! Wide enough for breaking trail yet narrow enough for efficient backcountry touring, and with plenty of sidecut for making nice turns, this all-around backcountry ski now features Fischer EZ-Skin compatibility, an integrated kicker ski system for quickly and easily boosting uphill grip.
SOLD OUT FOR SEASON With full metal edges for extra downhill control and Sintec base with Fischer’s Offtrack Crown positive waxless pattern for excellent kicking and gliding performance along ungroomed trails, the Fischer Excursion 88 Crown is a great “frontcountry” ski that also features Fischer EZ-Skin climbing skin system compatibility for superior traction on long uphill ascents (50mm and 65mm EZ-Skin climbing skins sold separately).
one size fits all 150mm / 130mm / 140mm
(ski width tip/middle/tail) Marquette backcountry skis are truly a technological marvel. With an ultra-fat platform, short length and early-rising tips you can think of them as 30% snowshoes, 70% backcountry skis and 100% fun! For all ranges of backcountry experiences, from casual touring to high-performance downhill skiing in snow filled bowls, avalanche slides, and secret tree lines...
The Hok SkiShoe bridges the gap between skiing and snowshoeing for an entirely new on-snow experience! The perfect, universal tool for exploring right out your back door, as well as any backcountry territory and variable terrain, from flat and rolling terrain to steep vertical. Take them where you would normally adventure out on backcountry skis or snowshoes.
This short, wide kids’ ski with metal edges and an integrated climbing skin combines the stability and traction of snowshoes with the maneuverability and glide of skis, making it the perfect backcountry choice for kids who are just learning.
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