It's a whole different world back there.

You don't waste any time getting from Point A to Point B in the backcountry, and it's hard to find partners who can keep up with you in the alpine—especially with your Atomic Women's Backland 78 Skis and Skins underfoot.

At 78mm underfoot, these planks thrive on the uphill, with a poplar and caruba wood core that floats up the skinner. While there's no doubt this is a ski for those who enjoy the up as much (if not more) than the down, you won't feel like you're riding a pair of noodles down that steep, jagged peak you just topped out on. Camber underfoot lets you carve firm snow like your old racing days, and sidewalls maintain a solid edge grip when the going gets firm. The short turn radius is nimble and responsive through tight terrain, and Atomic's PreFit skins come already cut to your skis so you don't have to waste any time before you hit the trail.

  • A lightweight touring ski for covering some serious distance
  • 78mm waist is uphill-friendly
  • Early rise tip eases turn initiation
  • Camber underfoot lets you lay into turns on firm snow
  • Light wood core maintains a smooth flex
  • Sidewalls hold an edge on variable snow
  • Short turn radius is nimble and maneuverable
  • Included skins are pre-cut to your skis
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Tourer

    If you are looking to get into touring and do not want to own multiple pairs of touring skis, this is where I would start. It is narrow enough to make the spring days fun but wide enough to keep the deep days fun. It is a nice balance between ski performance and weight. The pre-cut skins make life a breeze and they fit great.

    Lite is right

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

    Got these lightweight touring skis for my wife to use when we go out in less than ideal conditions (no powder) or for a quick walk with the dogs. Can't beat the ability to go faster and farther with this lightweight setup. The skins are fantastic but I think it would be preferred to have the race tip and front rip.

    Good Lightweight Touring Skis

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

    These are my first pair of touring skis and so far I have not been disappointed. They are really, really light, so easy on the uphill. They are pretty narrow under-foot so will not be great in deep snow, but they have done well in light coverage snow so will probably become my rock skis for next year. The pre-cut skins are a great feature and make these a great money saver vs having to purchase skis and skins. I would definitely recommend these for a first time touring setup.

    Go to for lightweight touring.

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

    I got these skis for a friend for Christmas and she loves them. The first thing that we noticed was how light these skis are! It is out of this world how light they are. She said that due to the lightweight, these skis make climbing much more enjoyable and still allow you to carve easily on the down hill. The skis are very responsive and they come with a precut skin, which themselves cost quite a bit! Overall she was very pleased with these skis.

    Very Light!

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

    I got these as a gift for my mom and she absolutely loves them. They are extremely light and easy to maneuver. I mounted these with a pair of marker squire 2.0s. All around good looking and performing ski

    Light and fast

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

    I've really enjoyed riding around on these. As my first pair of touring skis, they were delightfully light - good news for an uphill newbie like me! Though the west coast is admittedly starving for snow, they were just fine for a backcountry descent. The real treat for me was the first time I took them inbounds. For such a light ski they really hold their own on a groomer. In conditions that are pretty on par with east coast skiing they cut through the gunk to served up plenty of zippy turns. Fun fun fun!

    2 Pairs in the House Now

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I picked these up for my wife after skiing on mine all winter, so far. I grabbed mine to use during local night time rando races and to bridge the seemingly never ending low tide start to our winter without beating up my wider, more powdery touring skis. She too wanted a pair to survive this season's rock infested descents combined with their great value. We both expect the Backland 78 to be awesome for the corn cycle coming this spring! The Backland is built like a light version of Atomic's freeride skis - mini sidewall under foot with capped tips and tails, directional early rise rocker, and plenty of camber. I don't totally agree with the description of a ski that can 'carve like your old racing days' as the narrow width and light build make these skis pretty soft. That soft flex works great with the rather tall camber and curvy sidecut to make the Backland 78 a really fun ski to make wiggly turns right down the fall line. Old school turns that look great from the bottom and are actually really fun to make...until it starts snowing in earnest at least!