La Sportiva Capo Alpine Touring Ski
Select Style & SizeSelect options
- 166cm, 178cm, 189cm
- 139 / 117 / 128mm
- Turn Radius:
- rocker tip & tail
- Fusion sidewalls
- poplar, paulownia strips
- carbon fiber [binding plate] fiberglass
- steel (2.2mm)
- P-Tex 4001 (sintered)
- skin clip
- Claimed Weight:
- 4lb 6oz
- Recommended Use:
- backcountry touring, powder
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 year
Why We Like The Capo Alpine Touring Ski
They say powder days are rare, but with La Sportiva's Capo Ski we're willing to push another mile or ten in search of the soft stuff. We like that La Sportiva sized it for powder and built it light enough for long-distant touring. A full rocker gives a surfy feel in soft snow, and the progressive sidecut stops on the dime when the only soft snow left is at no-fall zones.
- Touring ski sized for powder at the far reaches of the backcountry
- Beefy 117mm waist wide with rockered tip & tail maximize powder play
- Progressive sidecut holds speed and stops quickly when needed
- Poppy poplar wood core with paulownia paneling for lightness
- Carbon laminates enhance stiffness without adding much weight
- Fusion sidewall increases torsional rigidity and durability
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.