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All mountain / freeride / free touring skis - the name actually says it all. With these skis you are well prepared for every imaginable terrain on the mountain. Spontaneous excursions into deep powder are just as possible as long stays on the slopes - it's your choice.

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SLOPE, TERRAIN OR BOTH?

As the name suggests, the all-mountain ski is well suited for the entire mountain. Whether on the slopes or for freeride adventures in the terrain, this ski is an absolute all-rounder. And accordingly, it also comes in a wide variety of shapes and variations. With center widths from about 65mm up to 110mm, the most diverse rocker constructions, weights and stiffnesses, there are all-mountain skis for beginners, advanced skiers and experts. All of them are well suited for both groomed slopes and deep snow, but due to their specific characteristics, some are oriented more on-piste, others more off-piste.

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ALLMOUNTAIN SKI

On-piste, this ski is turn-friendly and playful. Although not quite as super sporty as an on-piste ski, it can be used to apply decent pressure on the edges and make speed. At the same time, it offers float in untracked terrain, gliding through deep snow and masses of snow. And even in the ragged and blown slopes, the all-mountain ski is certainly stable on the move. No matter what the snow conditions, the Allmountain Ski shines with its versatility and performs both in the terrain and on the slopes!


Decisive for the buoyancy in powder are the center width and weight of the ski. The wider and lighter the ski, the better it glides over the powder. But a heavy ski also has its advantages. More weight makes the ski more stable, especially in hard terrain. Together with the torsional stiffness, the weight is also important for the edge pressure. The stiffer the ski is around its own axis, the better pressure can be exerted on the edges, which is extremely important for sporty skiers on hard slopes. The weight of the ski is largely dependent on the fabrics used and the ski core. Many manufacturers rely on wooden cores, often paulownia or balsa, which is particularly light. To keep the ski stable even at such a light weight, metal is used in various ways: Metal laminate in the edge area or titanium inserts provide additional stiffness.

The ski's handling characteristics are also, as with any other ski, dependent on its radius. Allmountain skis are available with different radii, from 13 to over 20 meters. Generally, especially the wider skis also have a larger radius, as they are less waisted.


ROCKER AND CAMBER CONSTRUCTION OF THE ALLMOUNTAIN SKI

Almost all all-mountain skis are equipped with rocker constructions. Full Rocker, Tip Rocker or Tip & Tail Rocker. Some also with the counterpart to the rocker: the camber construction. Full rocker means a negative preload distributed over the entire ski. Here, the shovel and ski tail are bent up so that there is constant contact with the snow in the area of the ski binding. This provides more lift in deep snow, especially interesting in the freeride area. Especially the tip rocker thereby facilitates turning around the ski. In contrast, the camber construction is to be understood as a positive bias of the ski. Here, the contact points on an unloaded ski are at the shovel and at the End of the ski. As a result, there is always a distance to the snow under the binding. As soon as pressure is applied to the ski, the ski is under tension and achieves continuous edge contact. This is particularly advantageous at high speeds and in tougher conditions.

 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT ALL-MOUNTAIN SKI

Which all-mountain ski is the right one for you depends largely on your skiing ability and style, as well as the intended area of use. Those who want to use their skis regularly on the slopes, step on the gas and only occasionally launch into the backcountry are well advised to go with a narrower all-mountain ski. Conversely, those who are more in the freeride area should rather reach for a wider all-mountain ski.


And in between, of course, everything else is possible. We offer you various models from different brands, so that the right ski for you is also there. If you are looking for the right ski for a friend, that's no problem either. We offer skis for women, men and children.


TAKE CARE OF THE RIGHT SIZE

For beginners, the ski should go to about eye level. This makes the ski more maneuverable and accordingly easier to ride. For advanced skiers and experts, rather on body height, plus/minus 5cm. The longer, the smoother the ski.

So if you can't decide between piste and off-piste, an all-mountain ski is exactly the right choice. If you start off-piste with your all-mountain ski, please don't forget the necessary safety equipment, such as your avalanche equipment, a helmet and other protectors. This way you are optimally protected and nothing stands in the way of your skiing fun.