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Route 105 Ski

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A versatile, everyday workhorse for dedicated backcountry skiers, the Route 105’s durable materials and premium construction make for damp yet highly responsive and powerful performance that holds up to season after season of backcountry touring. READ MORE
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A versatile, everyday workhorse for dedicated backcountry skiers, the Route 105’s durable materials and premium construction make for damp yet highly responsive and powerful performance that holds up to season after season of backcountry touring. Learn More

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Conceived as the ideal daily workhorse ski for the dedicated backcountry skier, the Route 105 features floaty dimensions, durable materials and damp yet responsive performance. The result is a ski with both the power and control needed for ticking big lines and technical couloirs, and the durability to last through season after season of dawn patrols, powder laps and routine touring abuse. Built in Austria with a fiberglass layup, poplar wood core and flat construction for increased torsional stiffness, the Route incorporates many of the same design principles as our Helio Series, with an emphasis on durability that makes it ideal for 100+-day seasons in the backcountry. The versatile 105-mm waist tackles the full gamut of snow conditions, and the rockered profile makes for improved performance both on the skin track and in deep snow.
  • Versatile 105-mm waist handles a variety of conditions
  • Rockered tip and tail and traditional camber underfoot
  • Made in Austria with a pre-preg fiberglass layup and poplar core
  • Flat-top construction for increased power and torsional stiffness
  • Optimal Use: 70% soft snow, 30% hard snow

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :  
[165 cm] 3.1 kg (6 lb 13 oz)
[175 cm] 3.4 kg (7 lb 4 oz)
[185 cm] 3.6 kg (7 lb 14 oz)
Dimensions :  
[165 cm] 131-105-118
[175 cm] 132-105-119
[185 cm] 134-105-119
Turn Radius :  
[165 cm] 20 m
[175 cm] 21 m
[185 cm] 22 m
Construction :   Poplar core, Pre-preg fiberglass layup

Awards


  • LeBonTest 2018 Freerando Test Winner

  • 2018-2019 OutDoor Kauftipp 2018

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Wasatch Classics: Skiing the Y Couloir with Noah Howell

Route 105 Ski is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent performance, weak top sheet 12 trips in, I love these skis. They are spectacularly light and very fun to ride. Have held up in icy, hard pack, and fresh conditions. Not sure how they would do in deep snow as they are only 105 underfoot. The one caveat to these skis is the somewhat weak top sheet. It tends to chip away. So far it has not affected the functionality of the ski, so I am not that worried about it. Overall fantastic boards. Get yourself a light pair of bindings and boots and, with these skis, you're due for an ultimate BC setup.
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great one ski quiver for the backcountry I bought these to replace my Helio 116s and be a one ski quiver. I've used them about 15 times in the BC and once at the resort and LOVE them. They are a good bit heavier than a carbon ski, but I decided to sacrifice weight for durability and extended ares of use. I have used them on everything from 14" of fresh powder, to steep wind blown icy chutes and they have performed beautifully. If you're looking for a sturdy do it all ski and weight isn't your biggest concern, then this one has my recommendation. At the resort, I was able to happily take them along their steepest groomers and they didn't have any chatter. They handled the off piste moguls well, and seemed to not protest with hitting jumps. They just do it all.
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic skis Great skis for alpine touring and in-bounds. Once I got used to the 105mm underfoot these quickly became my go-to pair for non-icy conditions. Very light and comfortable, stable at speed and on landings. Work fine in the trees. I did a lot of research before purchasing, these are solid backcountry skis that work well as all-arounders.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great All mountain Ski Took these skis out for the first time at whistler, they held up great. They handled perfectly on groomed trails as well as off piste terrain. We had two days of major powder toward the end of the trip and these skis exceeded my expectations, floated great and handled perfectly. Very light weight and manageable when pack carrying in the back country. Overall great buy!
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all around for the backcountry I've logged 10+ days on these in varying backcountry and groomed terrain. They are a good all around ski for various conditions. They float pretty good on powder and carve decent. The turn radius (21M) is accurate. If you want to carve sharp "S", you're not going to do it on these. Pick something with more rocker like the Freerides. I don't bother using these on groomers, too much work to shred in them. But for touring and pow, they're pretty good. I would like a little more curl up on the rocker ends (these have less rocker height than other skis). It just means you tend to cut through vs. ride up on fluffy stuff and reversing.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these skis These skis are amazing in powder, great for backcountry touring.
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from fragile These skis are great fun! They're wonderful for touring -- not too heavy, great floatation, perfect for powder, but great in just about any conditions other than hardpack or ice, even then they're perfectly fine. Just wonderful versatile skis that I'm really enjoying. My problem is that the tips are really fragile, and I'm also seeing some delamination. The first day I took them out for an easy backcountry tour through some low-angle trees, the edge got bent on one of the tips. I got that repaired, and then it happened again. I'll grant that I ski aggressively and I'm not afraid of scraping over the occasional rock or tree root ... okay, more than occasional ... but I've never had a ski that looked this beat up after half a season. I've never even seen this kind of tip damage, including previous skis from Black Diamond. Previously I have skied the 2009 Havoc (183 cm), which were great, but a bit too long and stiff for me, and the 2013 Crescent (176 cm), which were great but a bit unstable at speed. The Crescents were not made for speed, and that's okay. I like my Route 105s (175 cm) the best as an all-around ski. I'm still going to ski on them, but I'm looking for a tip guard and I'll need some epoxy for the topsheet. And also *another* tip repair.
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super happy These skis are awesome, once they’re “de-tuned”. At first the edges were SUPER SHARP and catchy, particularly at the tail. took em to the shop, they dulled the edge a bit and now they’re fun to ski. The base seems very strong as I’ve run over multiple logs, scraped along roots, and brush some rocks and they show surprisingly very little sign of use. I mounted the Tecton bindings with the Ascention skins and ready to ride.
Date published: 2018-02-28
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