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MARQUETTE BACKCOUNTRY SKIS!
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Marquette backcountry skis are truly a technological marvel. With an ultra-fat platform, short length, no-wax ski base and early-rising tips you can think of them as 30% snowshoes, 70% backcountry skis and 100% fun! The Marquettes are universally equipped to offer an amazing backcountry touring experience, whether your aim is trekking the remote wilderness for exercise and rewarding scenic vistas or hard-charging descents through tight trees and pristine deep powder.
Packed with incredible features for superior performance. They are a short, wide ski with a macro fish-scale base that requires no waxing and allows you to float and shuffle across deep powder just like snowshoes as well as climb up and ski down deep snow in even the most difficult terrain and tightly wooded steeps. The unique waxless fishscale design grabs the snow and holds the skis from sliding backwards while climbing, yet wont affect downhill velocity. The wide, early rising tip and zero-camber base produce fantastic deep snow flotation, while the short length and sidecut radius create confident steering. The Marquette skis are hollow, creating less mass from material but still ridged from the internal "girder" structure. The center biased binding location, combined with the size and shape of the ski provide a well balanced feel.
While you can mount just about any kind of binding you want, we highly recommend the Voile HD Mountaineer bindings with the Marquette skis, regardless of your backcountry skiing objectives. Universal versatility for all backcountry objectives -- casual touring explorers will find a basic backcountry touring ski boot and 75mm / three pin binding an appealing choice for use with the Marquette skis, while those seeking high velocity maneuvers and aggressive downhill skiing as the primary goal, then heavy-duty backcountry telemark boots and 3pin - 75mm bindings are the optimal choice to combine with the Marquette's. Easily accepts any climbing skins also. Maintenance free, 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.
sidecut (width of skis): 150mm tip - 130mm waist - 140mm tail
The Marquette backcountry skis are compatible with any 75mm-3pin / telemark binding systems etc.
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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 waxless fishscale base allows you to get from point A to point B without needing climbing skins (for steepest pitches, however, we do highly recommend climbing skins). Stays afloat in deep, soft snow and busts through heavy, wet crud.
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Marquette complete ski package
*includes Marquette skis, bindings, boots (optional) & ski poles
Ordering ski bindings too? ORS Cross Country Skis Direct will gladly mount your bindings to your skis free of charge. Please select this option below.
While you can mount just about any kind of binding you want, we highly recommend the Voile HD Mountaineer bindings with the Marquette skis, regardless of your backcountry skiing objectives. Casual back country adventure touring will find basic backcountry ski boots and 75mm / three pin binding an excellent choice for use with the Marquette's, while those preferring high velocity maneuvers and aggressive downhill skiing as primary objectives, then heavy-duty, stiff telemark ski boots and 3pin - 75mm bindings are the ideal choice to combine with the Marquette skis. Easily accepts any climbing skins also.
Interested in building a complete ski equipment package that includes this item? We specialize in ski equipment packages. Please contact us to design & order a custom package! Or browse our pre-built complete ski packages.
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.
Please see bottom of this page for additional recommended accessories including climbing skins, gaiters, headlamps, backpacks / ski bags, ski apparel etc.
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Swix Easy Glide Liquid Bottle for Fishscale / Waxless Skis - N3NC
The Swix Universal Easy Glide Liquid Wax Bottle with Applicator for Fishscale Skis - N3NC is a great solution for making sure your waxless skis never run out of glide or fall prey to icing. The 80ml bottle comes with an attached applicator and a tight-fitting cap.
Regular price: $12.50
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Swix Easy Glide Care Kit
for Fishscale / Waxless Skis - N0005
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
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Onion River Sports 20" Ski Straps by Voile
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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
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