You're usually the first skier in the backcountry whenever there's a fresh dumping of soft, deep powder, which means you have the sworn duty of setting the skin track, which is as difficult to set as it is rewarding to get first turns. The Sego Women's Up Tour Ski sports a directional early rise tip that pokes out of the deeps to make it easier on the uphill. It also only weighs three pounds per ski, so you'll probably end up catching up with whoever wakes up before you, and consequentially setting the skin track every time.As for the downhill, well you'd be hard-pressed to find a plank more versatile for the backcountry's ever-changing conditions. You won't sit out the days without powder, which is good because this ski rides both soft and firm conditions with equal zeal. The rocker tip and tail obviously ride powder like a dream—not to mention the way the swallowtail makes all that snow fly in the air—but there's enough camber to employ tight turns and hold an edge when you're cruising down firm snow through trees. Sego added plenty of carbon and VDS rubber to keep vibrations and chatter down to a minimum when you reach higher speeds.
- Lightweight backcountry ski with a versatile downhill performance
- 100mm waist rides soft or firm snow with equal zeal
- Directional early rise tip sets the skintrack in soft, deep snow
- Moderate camber underfoot holds an edge in variable conditions
- Rocker tail employs a tighter turn radius for trees and couloiurs
- Biaxial carbon laminate keeps the ski stiff and light
- VDS rubber dampening unit keeps chattering at a minimum
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.