Ski touring is increasing massively in terms of its popularity. Touring is no longer the preserve of smelly mountain goats or skiers who don’t have the technique to arc a turn on groomed, icy pistes- thankfully those folk take their abyssal technique elsewhere, far away into the back-country. No, surprisingly the new breed of tourers are washed, can sometimes carve a turn and are looking for skis to ski on… not just tooth-picks to cruise around with a dead seal strapped to the base. This fresh generation of ski tourers know their Blackberry’s from a bar of soap!
Yes, the Stockli Stormrider Light is a great ski for the latter, the new generation- not the ones that resemble something the local farmer shot, and some rather large City gent ate last night with a hefty gulp of Genepi. You know who I mean! Gaiters!? Don’t they live in Florida not at the bottom of some poor skiers legs!
The manufacturer says this about the Stockli, Stormrider, Light, 2008 Skis:
Lightweight mountaineering ski.
155 cm- 175 cm.