Backcountry touring isn't just about skiing down the freshest powder around. Depending on the season, most days can consist of cruddy, icy hardpack. When faced with firm conditions, step into Atomic's Backland 85 Ski and lay turns down steep couloirs, hard-to-reach summits, and downright aesthetic lines with confidence. This Backland boasts an impressive weight barely exceeding five pounds, so your legs won't feel fatigued after a long day of touring.
An 85mm waist helps this ski hold an edge on hardpack with ease, but Atomic's All Mountain Rocker profile includes an early rise so you can ride through any wind-drifted pow you happen to come across. The All Mountain Rocker also includes camber underfoot to ensure edge control when you're skiing down icy chutes. Atomic built this ski's core with poppy poplar wood and caruba wood to keep the ski light, and there's a carbon backbone to save weight and maintain a stiff flex.
Key Features of Atomic Backland 85 Skis:
- Carbon Backbone
- Ultra Light Woodcore
- Step Down Sidewall
- Radius: 17 m @ 170cm
- Waist Width: 85mm
- Weight: 1320 g per ski @ 170cm
- AMT Rocker 15/85/0
All Gear by: Atomic