A stable tourer shaped just for the ladies.
- Helium Tube Densolite Core sandwiches a low-density foam core with air ducts between a top and bottom layer of fiberglass to create a strong and snappy ski that feels extremely lightweight
- G2 Synchro base features the smoothest transition between kick and glide so sporty skiers get more acceleration and a fast glide
- X-Cruise Profile 3D ski shape has a medium sidecut designed to maximize glide without sacrificing fine ski control
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I am just starting over after 20+years ...
I am just starting over after 20+years off and want an easy ski to start with. I also have recently had a hip replacement and am determined to get back into shape. I am only 5'2''. What length ski should I buy? Also would like an edge for ice or pack snow...any suggestions on equipment?
Hey Sandra, your height and hip replacement considered, I'd go with the 163 to avoid being overpowered, and also to maximize maneuverability!
Also, that ski is made for both backcountry as well as singletrack, so it'll function just fine on hardpack snow
What binding would you recommend for this...
What binding would you recommend for this ski? Also is the 183 cm length right for 5"8" and 150 lb?
At that height and weight you could go with the 173 or 183 depending on how much time you spend off piste and what length you have been comfortable with in the past. For your size it is really a matter of personal preference.
Fun - NOT a Combi Ski
I've been out on this ski a handful of times and am having a ball. I have not done much x-country skiing and was not looking for the fanciest thing out there, but do consider this to be a very good quality ski. The Alea 53 is narrow enough to be used in classic tracks/grooves on nordic groomed terrain, but there's also enough to it that you can ski in untracked snow as well. The skis have a bit of shape to them that help keep them more stable and from running away/outriggering on you. I've come down some steepish pitches on these and they've done well for x-country skis. All in all I'm very pleased. They seem to have good grip going up steeper pitches, and being waxless they're nice and easy. A final thing to note, these seem to be sized shorter, which will make them more manageable, and may also be a good ski for someone who is beginner a beginner to x-country skiing who has not done alpine skiing either.
These skis are not intended for skating as they have a waxless "fishscale" grip pattern on the bottom.
Sizing specific to Atomic Xcruis Alea 53
Skier Weight Ski Length
88-121 lbs. 163 cm
110-143 lbs. 173 cm
132-165 lbs. 183 cm