Fischer Country Crown
I rented these at REI my first year cross-country…
I rented these at REI my first year cross-country skiing and was surprised at how well they handled! I ski a mix of XC ski centers and state parks. I used these at a ski touring center and found them to be pretty decent gliding, and they also did surprisingly well off-track in deeper snow.
In-track I found them to be very fast and off-track in deeper powder (8") they floated well due to their flexible tips. They did get a little squirrely on icier sections of walking and snowmobile paths, but overall not a bad backcountry ski.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Year after year, the Country Crown remains one of Fischer's best sellers. Skiers of all abilities can enjoy both in and out-of-track skiing with this versatile, durable, and easy-gliding skis. Pictured with bindings; bindings not included. Air-channeled wood core is tough and durable Sintered Sintec base accepts hot waxing for improved glide and is more durable than extruded bases Premium Crown: Fischer's often emulated crown waxless base is refined this year to optimize grip and glide Sizing: 180 cm 80 - 110 lbs; 185 cm 100 -120 lbs; 190 cm 110 - 140 lbs; 195 cm 125 - 160 lbs; 200 cm 145 - 180 lbs; 205 cm 165 - 200 lbs; 210 cm 180+ lbs
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
If your sights are set on snow-covered country that has yet to see a ski track, step onto the Fischer Country Crown Ski for lightweight off-trail performance. Featuring a Premium Crown for powerful kicks and Ultra Tuning for optimum gliding, the Country Crown is most at home making tracks where few have gone before.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version