Touring skis - perfectly equipped for icy adventures with XSPO
Touring skis are winter sports equipment specially designed for ski touring. These skis have special properties and are designed for both downhill and uphill skiing.
The all-rounders on alpine slopes
Touring skis are not just for skiing down icy slopes, they are also perfect for most ascents. To ensure that you don't reach your limits in deep snow, touring skis are a must. To climb the mountain, light equipment is energy-saving. These skis also differ from conventional alpine skis in length and width. A touring ski is shorter, wider and also softer.
Touring skis meet the demands that await you on tours in the backcountry. The skis are true all-rounders and adapted to almost all terrain and snow conditions. Skis with Carbon Tip and Aeroshape are convincing on the ascent and descent. With the new technical development Channel Light core technology, you gain more agility and momentum by redistributing the weight. A metal strip attached above the wood core makes the ski safe and stable even during the most demanding manoeuvres.
The right touring skis for the different areas of use
A distinction is made between ascent-oriented touring skis, which are as light and narrow as possible. They are made for regular walking on longer tours with over 1,000 m and sometimes even longer ascents. Freeride Touring skis are mainly suitable for descending through deep snow. They are the widest and heaviest touring skis, but this also makes them more stable, which is an advantage especially on hard surfaces and rugged terrain. Allround touring skis combine lightness and agility with downhill performance. They are suitable for beginners as well as seasoned touring skiers. For all those who want to enjoy both the ascent and the descent. Racer touring skis are all about performance and best times. That's why they are the narrowest, lightest and most manoeuvrable, but a little weaker on descents.
What to look for when buying touring skis
To get the most out of touring skis, you should weigh up when buying whether you want the ski to appear more robust and you prefer to make rapid descents, or whether you prefer lightweight skis that allow you to make good progress on the mountain. In addition, you can either focus on weight or stability. Since you also want to keep the touring boot as light as possible, often only two buckles are offered. However, four buckles usually offer more stability on the descent. So the model should always be adapted to one's requirements or a compromise on both should be chosen.
Those who go on ski tours want to experience a lot and need skis that can take a lot. At XSPO you can order cheap touring skis online and convince yourself of the versatility of the material and the technical sophistication of the skis on the mountain and on descents in deep snow.