Gear Institute Expert Test Menu

Backcountry Skis

Volkl Nunataq Skis

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2014

Volkl Nunataq Skis

The Volkl Nunataq skis are lightweight yet stable, fat yet responsive, and fun as hell. If I could only have one ski for the backcountry and the resort this would be it.

Voile V8 Skis

92

2014

Voile V8 Skis

The Voile V8, like the Voile Charger skis offer up great value and are the least expensive touring ski tested. 

Voile Charger Skis

85

2014

Voile Charger Skis

The Voile Charger skis are a successful combination of a fat ski with a lightweight touring ski, designed to provide float in deep snow without weighing you down on the up track. 

Skilogik Yeti Skis

85

2014

Skilogik Yeti Skis

Although the Skilogik Yeti is plenty wide enough for skiing backcountry pow it’s also light enough—at just 3300g (7.3 pounds)—that it can also master multi-day traverses. 

Skilogik Piton Skis

81

2014

Skilogik Piton Skis

The Skilogik Piton skis flirt dangerously close to the edge of that ever-important backcountry ski equation where lightweight meets wide dimensions.