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Skiing out the back door would be fun if it weren’t for all those hills, right? With the Fischer Traverse 78 Crown/Skin backcountry touring ski, skiing off track is always fun – even when you’re climbing. The Traverse 78 light-duty BC ski is the perfect width for kick-and-glide skiing out of tracks or breaking your own trail, with full metal edges for control and stability in any terrain or snow conditions. Compatible with Fischer’s revolutionary EZ Skin system (available in 50mm or 65mm widths, sold separately), the Traverse 78 includes a slot near the tip of the ski where the integrated Easy Skin attaches and adheres to the base of the ski, directly over the scales for traction when the climbing gets steep. And when the terrain is more moderate, rely on the Offtrack Crown waxless pattern built into the stone-ground Sintec base for sure grip and great glide. The 78-61-69mm profile tracks straight for touring but is wide enough to offer flotation when you venture off the beaten path, while the nordic camber propels the ski when you kick and lifts the tip for easier turn initiation, too.
Intended Use: Kick-and-glide skiing out-of-track or in ungroomed conditions on any terrain
Sizes: 169cm, 179cm, and 189cm lengths
Tip/Waist/Tail Profile: 78mm/61mm/69mm – narrow enough to glide well for touring, but wide enough to break trail and offer control in unpacked conditions
5/10 Nordic Rocker Camber: When ski flexes the tip lifts 5mm, moving the ski/snow contact point back 10mm for easier turn initiation
OffTrack Crown positive waxless pattern: for excellent grip to kick and glide over flat/rolling terrain in all snow conditions
EZ Skin compatibility: When the Offtrack Crown waxless pattern starts to lose its grip on steep climbs, custom Fischer EZ Skin climbing skins (sold separately in 50mm or 65mm widths) click into a slot in the front of the ski and adhere over the waxless pattern for improved uphill traction
Factory stone ground Sintec base: sintered to absorb hot wax (optional) and achieve optimum glide
Air channel wood core: keeps skis lightweight for easier skinning and better glide for touring flat and rolling terrain
Full metal edges: offer maximum downhill control and stability in all snow conditions
Rental Tail Protector: Robust material on ski tails for excellent durability
Recommended: Fischer EZ-Skin climbing skins
Fischer Traverse 78 Backcountry Skis Size Chart: *please contact us if you have any
additional questions regarding proper sizing
<150 lbs. -
145 - 190 lbs. -
185+ lbs. -
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These backcountry exploring skis are compatible with any BC NNN, SNS, 75mm-3pin telemark-backcountry binding systems etc.
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These waxless skis perform in all snow conditions. We recommend simply applying a quick coat of liquid glide wax before each outing, such as Swix Easy Glide (see accessories below), to improve ski glide and prevent snow from sticking to ski bases.
Exclusive climbing skins that attach quickly and easily by clipping into a slot located near the front of the ski and adhering to the Offtrack pattern for vastly improved uphill grip when encountering extended uphill climbs and stepper, rolling terrain. $69.95
Apply and Go! Swix F4 Universal Glide Liquid - F4-80NC delivers lightning-fast glide on a whole lot more than just waxless skis. This is the ideal universal glide application for any cross country waxless skis, classic or skate skis, freeride & telemark skis, alpine skis and snowboards too! Peak performance in all snow conditions. Also, protects ski bases. 80ml bottle of liquid F4 with foam applicator. Regular price: $15.00 Sale price: $13.50
The Swix Easy Glide Care Kit for waxless skis - N0005 is an easy 3 step system for maintaining your skis - pre-ski prep & cleaning. Kit Includes: 80 ml Easy Glide liquid, 70 ml Swix Base Cleaner and Swix Fiberlene towel. Regular price: $32.00 Sale price: $28.80
Climbing skins are an essential tool for backcountry skis & AT / telemark skis. Skins make climbing any vertical in the backcounty effortless. Kicker skins are 1/2 length skins, ideal for kick and glide striding without fussing with messy kick wax.
Carefully chosen backcountry ski backpacks and nordic skiing backpacks / daypacks with many features including durability, light-weight & comfort, lash-down straps for carrying skis, clothing & more. Travel ski bags too.
ON SALE NOW! The Wilderness Engineering Base Camp Ski Pulk-Gear Sled is the ultimate gear sherpa for the winter backcountry. Easily and securely stow everything in the BaseCamp mountaineering sled-ski pulk for efficiently pulling all essentials needed for any skiing or snowshoeing backcountry multi-day expedition or just a fun afternoon in the woods with the entire family. So trustworthy they are routinely used as Special Forces, SEALs and Marines military sleds, rescue sleds and more... $575.99
It's true, you don't need a babysitter when cross country skiing -- bring the small children, toddlers and infants too! The KinderShuttle ski pulk sled makes it possible to safely, warm and comfortably bring along a child, toddler or infant when nordic skiing or snowshoeing. Universally designed to work off trail, in groomed ski tracks and skate skiing too... Regular price: $575.99 Sale price: $519.99
Made by Voile-USA, these ski straps are imprinted with Onion River Sports motto "Muscles Not Motors". Sold as a SINGLE STRAP, compatible with all types of skis including nordic skis, randonee & telemark skis and alpine skis... $6.00
The Swix R0392 Ski Straps are super easy to use velcro ski straps. Designed specifically for use with today's very wide alpine, backcountry and telemark skis (over 80mm wide). Includes a base protector pad integrated into the strap and fits in between the skis prior to tightening the strap. Sold as a pair. Regular price: $7.00 Sale price: $6.30
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