Lengths: 171, 178, 185, 192cm
Radius: 27mBuy Here
It's easy to find a lightweight touring ski. The challenge comes in locating one that can go beyond meadow-skipping pow to straight charging the fall line. Leave it to Blizzard to nail it with the Zero G. "I won't say it's the perfect backcountry ski, but with its combination of low weight and stability in all conditions, the Zero G gets pretty dang close, especially if you like to ski powder," says Matt Hansen, a guy whose number one goal is to ski powder with friends. With a paulownia wood core, three layers of fiberglass, carbon for stiffness, and vertical sidewalls, the Zero G weighs just 1,750 grams per ski. Getting up the skin track is efficient and the low swing weight makes it easy to manage tight turns in scary terrain. It really shines when you step on it. Rocker up front and camber underfoot, this ski loves to rip powder, drive through the chop, and hold an edge in chalky couloirs. Read more on the Zero G here.