Backcountry Ski Touring…in the Midwest?

Backcountry skiing and the Midwest are about as far apart as you can get.  But hold on!  Marquette Backcountry is introducing a unique backcountry touring ski that mixes the ease of mobility in a snowshoe and smooth gliding of a BC ski.

So let’s say you live in Michigan, or Wisconsin where the forest is thick and the hills small, but rolling.  Imagine being able to glide amongst the spruces in deep lake-effect snow effortlessly, while you make a turn or two down a decline, and can move uphill with just as much ease!

They key is quarter-sized fish scales on the ski’s base catch snow, and allow you to move up without sliding backwards.  Then the placement of the scales allows your ski to slide downhill just as easy.  The ski allows several binding options depending on the stiffness of boot, and style of skiing!

The materials for the ski are sourced domestically in Michigan and are 100% recyclable. It’s made of polypropylene, glass, silicone and brass. (MSRP $189)

I just may have to give these babies a shot!

http://www.marquette-backcountry.com/

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