La Sportiva GT
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More interested in having one ski for all your touring adventures than packing a whole quiver every time you hit the road' La Sportiva's GT Alpine Touring Ski's your horse, with a mid-fat waist, plenty of traditional camber, and a lightweight design that's as capable of climbing big peaks as it is spinning yo-yo laps off the backside of the resort. Camber gives you tons of grip on hard and variable snow, while the softer tip smooths out rough and deep snow and the flat tail gives you plenty of stability and control when falling would be a bad idea (it also makes it easy to plunge your skis into the snow and isolate blocks when you're conducting stability tests). La Sportiva's Fusion ABS sidewalls and a good degree of stiffness to the Light Karuba paulownia wood core, and multiple layers of fiberglass and carbon fiber mean you can push the GT's speed limit without feeling like it'll fold up on you. There are tons of smaller but still important touches, too, like a fast and durable P-Tex 2000 sintered base, 1. 8mm steel edges, and rubber tip and tail reinforcements that provide a damper, smoother ride. La Sportiva also threw a plate under the binding mount zone for bomber retention, and made sure the GT was compatible with its pre-cut HiGlide skins. It's not the lightest, fattest, or burliest ski on the market, but the GT will handle everything you throw it at, making it the perfect ski for all-around backcountry use.
Incite your passion for ski mountaineering and touring on La Sportiva's GT Ski. The lightweight Karuba wood core gives lively pop, plus you can breathe easy since it's FSC environmentally certified & constructed without the use of toxic chemicals. The slightly softer tip and superior control underfoot inspire confidence in soft snow as well as less than ideal conditions. A slightly longer radius makes them ideal on steep terrain when side slipping & jump turns are required.
- Mountain Gear
It is likely the user of the La Sportiva GT mountaineering ski has never been inside a helicopter. Or ride to a backcountry bowl on snowmobile. Likely they have ridden a ski lift, but not using the La Sportiva GT. The GT is all about performance in steep couloirs and knife edge ridges. Any snow, any terrain, and so much vertical that light weight makes a difference on the climb up and the jump turns down. Sidecut: 123/89/111Weight: an astounding 1410g (177cm)Core: Vertical Laminated Light Karuba WoodTip and tail attachment holes, flat/notched tail