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Alpina - Alaska Backcountry Boot

Alpina Alaska Backcountry Boot

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$187.46 $249.95
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Item #ALP001O



Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Alpitex membrane
Binding Compatibility:
Recommended Use:
nordic skiing
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Alaska Backcountry Boot

The Alpina Alaska Backcountry Boot doesn't mess around when it comes to keeping your feet warm when you're exploring the high country. Built like a mountaineering boot, these NNN BC binding-compatible Nordic boots are made with a burly leather upper, protective rubber rand, and waterproof membrane to put the handle on the worst winter conditions.

A medium flex is stiff enough to get a little glide going on the flats, without being too stiff to navigate variable terrain and snow in comfort. For warmth, the Alaska Backcountry Boots are insulated with low-bulk Thinsulate synthetic insulation. The footbed is shaped to fit comfortably with the natural shape of your feet, and the soft collar helps to keep your ankle comfortable whether you're side-stepping a steep slope, or moving at a quick clip through rolling valleys and over frozen lakes.

  • Alpitex waterproof membrane
  • Leather upper
  • Protective rubber rand
  • Lace closure
  • Medium flex
  • Soft collar
  • Anatomic foot bed
  • NNN BC binding compatible


  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

How is the volume on this boot? I have wide feet. Trying to decide between the Alaska and the 1550. Thanks

Worth every penny!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Had been trying to turn my Madshus Annum skis with the Rossignol BC X6 nnn BC boot - it sucked, and every slight downhill seemed like a near-death experience. I love the manual nnn bc binding system and didn't want to upgrade to a 3-pin or full tele binding.

Fast forward to getting the Alpina Alaska boot - these things are awesome! Enough power and control to turn in powder. Enough glide to cruise, and they're totally comfortable out of the binding!

They're expensive, but I'm having a blast in the sub AT terrain along the Front Range above Boulder now!

Worth every penny!

Thanks for the review Doug, it really helps everyone in the community figure out what will be best for them!

Thanks for the review Doug, it really helps everyone in the community figure out what will be best for them!

Perfect Upgrade

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I finally upgraded my trusty old Alpina 1560s in early December and what a home run! I love these boots for the same reasons other reviewers have mentioned, warmth, comfort, turnability. Due to a GREAT start to winter in Maine I have been able to ski my Alaskas daily for weeks that will hopefully turn into months. Sizing: my normal size is 11.5 and my Nepal EVOs are 46s and these are too - same sizing with room to try slightly different sock thickness in the medium range. Ideally, you should be required to have a pair of 1560's for 2+ years before you get these so you can truly appreciate them.

Great choice for sub-AT terrain

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Got these for touring rolling terrain that isn't quite steep enough to AT. They're a perfect blend of stiffness and flex - no break-in pain yet, and I can even brute force parallel turns out of my xc skis in soft snow. They are warm. The fit is large, even with a thicker sock. I generally take size 11 s 45 EURO/ 28.5 Mondo and the 44.0 fits perfectly with a medium weight sock.

Hey Scott,
I'm also an 11 in most brands. Running/hiking Salomon, Asics, etc... all 11s.
In skate ski boots I'm a 45 alpina, 45 madshus and 44-2/3 in Salomons.
I currently own Madshus Glittertinds in size 44 and while they fit, they're the worst boot ever.
Based upon what I listed, and the fact that my shoe size is similar to yours, should I order 44s?
(in Canada so returns are pretty much impossible)

What skis and binding are you using with these? Thanks. Have a great life. Peace.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These boots are super warm and comfy. I used them for a full season last year and I wouldn't recommend any other boot. Make sure you get the correct size.

Blister Bashers

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used these boots one time and they shredded my feet (blisters on both feet). Returning these fast.

Did you get the correct size? Too small, too many socks?!

Personally, I've found these to be the most comfortable boots I've owned. 18 mile backcountry trips in the mountains of Montana have been handled without a blister in these boots. I have one full season on them, and still as comfy as day one!

You need to break in high end boots... they adjust to fit your feet over time, it won't happen with one run.

i'm shocked. These are the best boots on the planet. I could xc for miles and then go run a marathon in them.


Nordic Ski Boots
30     12 11.5 19
31     13 12.5 19.5
32     1 13 20.3
33     2 1 21
34     3 2 21.7
35     4 2.5 22.3
36 4 5 5 3.5 23
37 4.5 5.5 6 4 23.5
38 5.5 6.5 7 5 24.5
39 6 7   5.5 25
40 7 8   6.5 25.5
41 8 9   7.5 26.5
42 8.5 9.5   8 27
43 9.5 10.5   9 27.5
44 10 11   10 28.3
45 11 12   11 29
46 12     12 29.7
47 12.5     12.5 30.5
48 13.5     13 31
49 14     13.5 31.5
50 15     14.5 32.5