Best Touring Ski
BMT 109

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As Völkl’s offering in the mid-waisted touring category, the BMT 109 is a lightweight, highly versatile ski that is still focused on providing a full descent. Compared to other dedicated touring options, the BMT is a competitively “fun” ski to ride. But like so many of these carbon-backed skis, it suffers some notable performance hits when you get onto hard, uneven snow.

The BMT 106 will fit the bill for backcountry skiers seeking a workhorse that can perform in any conditions. It may have the same trappings as other backcountry skis. However, based on the benefits that it offers on the climb coupled with reasonable downhill capabilities, it is a fair counterpoint to some of the heavier hybrid skis on this list, like the Blaze 106.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    Lightweight touring ski that still slays in soft snow
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    Anti-icing measures seem to have some significant effectiveness

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markLike all skis in this category, hitting hard snow or firm crust can quickly turn into a bad time

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Specs & Features

  • 3D Ridge Carbon Shaping
  • ICE.OFF Topsheet
  • Tapered Shape
  • Carbon Jacket Reinforcement
  • Long and low Rocker
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Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Lightweight touring ski that still slays in soft snow
  • check-mark
    Anti-icing measures seem to have some significant effectiveness

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markLike all skis in this category, hitting hard snow or firm crust can quickly turn into a bad time

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