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You're no rookie. The deeper and steeper the cross-country terrain the better, and with ABS sidewall construction, full steel edges, and a girthy 70-millimeter waist, the Alpina Odyssey Edge Ski wholeheartedly agrees. To make things easier, it also has an aggressive, easy-turning sidecut and waxless, grippy base. Because seasoned skiers know to work smarter not harder.
The new Odyssey Edge is a great option for the backcountry skier who wants a traditional wide ski. Lightweight and wide enough to float through in soft snow, yet straight enough to perform well on a long tour. The Solite Non-Wax base will allow you to climb efficiently, while gliding smoothly on the flats.