Don't believe your social media feed—the backcountry isn't all faceshots and bottomless, stable pow. Most days consist of wind-damaged runs, dense slabs, and refrozen crust that will test your edge skills. The Dynafit Tour 96 Ski will make the most of the conditions with a versatile midfat waist that offers stability on firm snow but will still float whatever pow you can find lingering in high and sheltered north-facing shots.
The Tour 96 wouldn't be a proper Dynafit ski if it wasn't lightweight and had a dash of carbon in its layup to keep the package light. Its poplar and paulownia wood core provides a stable, secure feel while layers of carbon and fiberglass add torsional rigidity so you don't feel like you're skiing on a couple of noodles when conditions take a turn for the firm. Reinforced aluminum tips offer a secure connection between skin and ski and are specifically designed to fit Dynafit skins, so your days of asking your touring partner to reattach your tail clips after a kick-turn are numbered.
- A daily driver designed specifically for the backcountry
- Midfat waist for everything from boot-top pow to dense crusts
- Tip and tail rocker ease turn initiation in tight spots
- Camber underfoot for secure edging power while carving
- 3D Tech construction balances weight with strength
- Carbon laminates trim weight while maintaining stiffness
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.