Fischer Backcountry Cross Country Ski PackageAlates EUR 338,42
Madshus Backcountry XC PackageAlates EUR 243,92
Madshus Fjelltech M44 21/22 Skin Backcountry Cross Country SkisEUR 349,95 EUR 239,95
Fischer Transnordic 66 Easy Skin Xtralite Backcountry Cross CounEUR 319,95 EUR 299,95
Fischer Transnordic 59 Easy Skin Xtralite Backcountry Cross CounEUR 279,95
Madshus Fjelltech M50 Skin Backcountry Cross country SkisEUR 339,95 EUR 209,95
Fischer Transnordic 82 Easy Skin Xtralite Backcountry Cross CounEUR 349,95 EUR 319,95
Madshus Backcountry BXC PackageAlates EUR 253,92
Fischer Adventure 62 Crown X-Lite + Binding Backcountry Cross CoEUR 239,95 EUR 199,95
Madshus Fjelltech M50 Intelligrip Backcountry Cross CountryEUR 299,95
Madshus Panorama T55 Intelligrip Transition Backcountry Cross CoEUR 299,95 EUR 279,95
Madshus Panorama M50 Intelligrip Transition Backcountry Cross CoEUR 319,95 EUR 199,95
Åsnes Nansen BC Backcountry Cross Country SkisEUR 419,95 EUR 379,95
Madshus Panorama T50 Intelligrip Transition Backcountry Cross CoEUR 289,95 EUR 249,95
Madshus Panorama M62 Intelligrip Transition Backcountry CrEUR 349,95 EUR 329,95
Åsnes Cecilie BC Backcountry Cross Country SkisEUR 419,95 EUR 289,95
Åsnes Finnmark 54 BC Backcountry Cross country skisEUR 379,95 EUR 349,95
Backcountry Cross Country Skis for Skiing Off the Tracks
Out of the three styles that cross country skiing has to offer, backcountry is the original version and the most adventurous. Different from classic and skate skis, which are best used on groomed trails, backcountry skis, also called cross country touring skis, are at home in fresh or at least untouched snow. Snow-covered fields and valleys are common areas that backcountry skiers like to explore. Experienced skiers enjoy longer trips, and sometimes spend the night in cabins. Recreational cross country skiers, instead, find great joy in skiing just for a few hours in the backcountry as a nature experience or exercise.
What Size Should Backcountry Cross Country Skis Be?
Backcountry cross country skis should be approximately 15-25 cm longer than the skiers’ total height. The long skis provide a large surface area to prevent them from sinking into the snow. For more experienced or heavier skiers, it is common to choose a ski at the longer end of the scale. The width of the skis can be decided by the general snow conditions in your area. Wider skis are more suitable in fresh, soft snow, while narrower skis perform better on firmer snow.
Classic vs Backcountry Cross country skis
They may look similar at first glance, but there are a few important differences between them. Backcountry skis commonly have metal edges and are wider than classic cross country skis. This is due to the different snow conditions that you can experience in the backcountry. Metal edges will help grip on ice surfaces, and the extra width will help flotation when you come across deeper snow.
Backcountry cross country skis require specific bindings and boots which you can check out in our categories for Cross Country Ski Bindings for Backcountry & Backcountry Cross Country Ski Boots. If you need all the gear from A to Z, a great option is to choose a cross country package for backcountry including all that you will need, at a convenient price.