Dynafit Baltoro

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The fun and forgiving Dynafit Baltoro telemark/randonee skis are suitable for everyone from beginner backcountry tourers to ambitious athletes who are climbing peaks and skiing back down.

- REI refers to the men's version

Versatility's the name of your game, so you and the Dynafit Baltoro Ski are a perfect one-two punch. Sitting squarely in the middle of Dynafit's freeride-to-ski-running spectrum, lighter than the Manaslu but burlier than the Nanga Parbat, the Baltoro is a pure-bred tourer, solid enough to handle your local sidecountry lines and light enough to take on fast-and-light expeditions to the Karakoram. To meet the needs of hardcore mountaineers, Dynafit constructed the Baltoro with a paulownia wood Impact core for light skinning and forgiving skiing, but reinforced it with fiberglass and carbon to give it enough backbone to handle serious skiing in tough terrain where falling would be a seriously bad idea. It's been firmed up further with a 3-piece sidewall construction, which resists torsion and stands up to rocks, ice, and the general beating that skis can take on long expeditions. Snow conditions tend to be a crapshoot when you're heading into serious alpine environments, but the Baltoro features an early-rise Scoop Rocker that's designed to glide over uneven snow but retain nearly full-length contact when laid on its side, so you don't have to sacrifice edge hold to have a versatile ski for serious ice, corn, and surprise pow stashes. It's also got a dual-radius sidecut, which makes it easy to adjust your turn shapes without feeling like you're fighting your skis, and a sintered graphite base that holds wax and stays fast, so you can cut loose when you're home free and enjoying some big, sweeping turns. There are Dynafit-skin-compatible Speedskin attachments at the tip and tail, too, saving you hassle when you're gearing up in the morning.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

If you need a versatile, lightweight ski that can handle variable conditions and steep descents, check out the Dynafit Baltoro Touring Ski. The Baltoro's 84 mm waist is ideal for all-around mountaineering pursuits like the storied Haute Route tour in the Alps or any multi-day ski traverse. Matching Dynafit's proprietary lightweight wood core and lightly rockered tips, the Baltoro delivers a ski that manages mixed alpine snow with confidence. The Dynafit Baltoro Touring Skis serve up ski mountaineering inspired performance with mid-sized dimensions.

- Altrec Outlet refers to the men's version

The relatively wide geometry of the Dynafit Baltoro Touring Ski is suitable for a wide variety of skier, and offers maximum support at each turn for the beginner to the ambitious ski touring athlete. With a prepreg lower and upper layer with fiberglass and carbon reinforcement, these skis offer stability and control, with maximum torsional strength for demanding descents.

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version