For those far-flung lines.
Big lines in remote mountain ranges require a lightweight and efficient ski to access them. The Dynafit Tour 88 Ski is designed for such objectives and implements a versatile design that is capable of long-haul tours, technical descents, and traveling through demanding alpine terrain. Dynafit's Tour series is geared towards alpine touring, and the Tour 88 is arguably one of the most versatile options in the lineup. Its nimble 88mm waist is light on the up and easy to pivot and turn when confronted with tight, technical terrain. Rocker in the tip and tail only adds to the ski's maneuverable nature, while a generous dose of camber underfoot keeps you right-side up when you're making careful turns on refrozen melt-freeze crust and bulletproof windboard.
- A specialized tool for alpine touring and techy descents
- Nimble 88mm waist saves weight and is maneuverable in tight spots
- Tip and tail rocker eases turn initiation and adds float
- Camber underfoot ensures edge-hold on firm snow
- Integrated alloy tip provides a secure skin attachment point
- 3D Tech with mini sidewalls balances weight and strength
- Q & A
I Wanna Go Faaaast!!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These skis go fast!
Skis - Dynafit Tour 88
Binding - Dynafit TLT Expedition
Boot - Dynafit TLT 7 Expedition CR
Skins - Dynafit Tour 88 Pomoca 70/30 Mohair/Nylon
I primarily purchased these for racing last winter. I did The Grand Traverse, Gothic Mountain Tour, Father Dyer Postal Route Race, and a handful of shorter races. This ski is light enough to still crush any race (though you won't see me on any podiums) and still be a fun everyday backcountry ski.
I did not, however, buy a full race ski like the DNA or PDG because I still wanted a fun ski that could also handle peak bagging and technical alpine lines. After 40+ days on this setup, I can safely say that it skis everything well. I've taken it down bulletproof couloirs, 14ers, low angle pow, and everything in between. I never had a bad day!
If you skin up the resort and start making GS turns on the way down, yes, they will get chattery, but they're not GS skis. Similarly, if you're looking to skin to a mini-golf zone to make a few laps dropping cliffs in the backcountry, these are not your skis.
I highly recommend this ski for all your steep, fast backcountry missions as well as for getting into skimo racing!
If you don't get as excited as I do about going uphill and want something more enjoyable on the downhill look to the Tour 96!
Photo: Christo Couloir - Quandary Peak, CO - June 2018
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||180 - 200cm||180 - 190cm||180 - 190cm||175 - 185cm||175 - 185cm|
|Expert||170 - 180cm||175 - 185cm||170 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||170 - 185cm|
|Intermediate||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 175cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.