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Dynafit created the Grand Teton ski in memory of influential ski mountaineer Steve Romeo—with its near-perfect balance of weight and power, this is a touring ski he would have loved. Truly, a refined and renamed version of last year's Stoke touring ski, the Grand Teton takes the effort out of ascending, and descending with this stick is just as easy. 

A single Grand Teton ski weighs just 1550 grams (less than 3.5 pounds), mostly thanks to the lightweight construction along with three types of wood and carbon stringers at its core. Less weight means less energy wasted on the way up, and less ski to push around on the way down. The wood gives this ski a traditional, consistent feeling underfoot in the best of conditions, and carbon solves the ever-present problem of quieting ski chatter when you're faced with choppy snow, hardened corn, or sun-baked, high-speed traverses. For the mountaineer, this versatility is a welcome addition to any kit.

Although Dynafit is a brand firmly planted in the earn-your-turns mentality (the ascent), the Grand Teton is a ski that will plaster a grin on your face the moment you start your descent. To help you crush deep days and manage tight terrain equally, Dynafit's engineers gave this ski a long, rockered tip and a wide tail, dual-radius sidecut, and they kept the swing weight low. You stay on top of the powder, fast direction changes are never a problem, and you can drive an edge whether you're dicing up a chute or mashing the throttle in wide-open face.

Among Dynafit's Freeride touring skis, the Grand Teton is positioned between the Manaslu and Huascaran. The Grand Teton is heavier and fatter than the Manaslu but lighter and slightly skinnier underfoot than the Huascaran. All three skis share the same Scoop Rocker technology, but only the Grand Teton features both a full sidewall construction and carbon stringers at the core. For ski touring in mixed, aggressive terrain, the Grand Teton offers the most balanced ride quality of Dynafit's Freeride Touring collection.

  • Tip and shovel feature long-rocker camber profile (early rise)
  • Triple wood core with with carbon stringer
  • Full sidewall construction
  • Dual-radius sidecut
  • Tip and tail attachments for quick skin-attachment
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Backcountry Crusher

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I skied these this past winter up in AK and really liked the combination of weight/performance. At about 105 underfoot they are wide enough to provide plenty of float while still provided edge control when skiing firm wind buff. Super light (in true Dynafit fashion) for the uphill as well. As with all of the Dynafit skis that I have used I love the precut skins that go with them.

Backcountry Crusher

Another gem from Dynafit

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

After skiing the Huascaran for the last few season in deep BC powder, I was looking for a steep, variable condition (spring, etc) ski. I originally went with the G3 Zens 93MM, but thought that was lacking the 'substance' i wanted on a ski. I guess I'm just not one for the 'traditional' bc ski. I needed a little shape and playfulness and some more waist. I love my Huascarans, so I knew I couldn't go wrong with Dynafit. I have been out on these skis a few times and love them. Just enough flex while having the backbone in the not so great stuff. Im a dynafit fan for sure. There is also no better skin system as well!

Got em, love em, want another one.

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Bought these looking for a touring ski I could ride hard in-area and still be versatile and light enough to tour; a different kind of one ski quiver. They were so different than anything else I've ever skied, it took me a few days to figure out what was going on. They ski a little shorter than their 182 length in feel, but they are a little (not a lot) stiff so don't go big if you want the maneuverability. Stay with your recommended size.

I will summarize my findings: stiff enough to hold on the firm, soft enough to cruise, floaty all over, quick! quick! quick! (3 turns in the time it took to say that), not chattery like a fully-rockered ski and FUN! Very playful, lots of pop, return to damp...the perfect ski for me. I ride them AT with Beast 16 bindings. No regrets, they made me a better skier this season. Because of their manners and stable predictability I started skiing much more complex terrain than I ever have. Tighter trees, steeper natural conditions, higher speeds, yay! That wasn't just "new ski pump" either. Some weeks after I got them, I was wondering what the heck I was waiting for. Yep, this is now my "goto" ski for just about everything but flat tours. They are gonna get so much use, better have a backup pair.

Love 'em so much, I'm thinking about a 2nd pair before Dynafit changes something. Please don't!

Update: couldn't resist, bought another pair, April 2013.

Best one ski quiver

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

The new addition to the Dynafit ski line is the best ski if you can only have 1. It is light for touring, handles every snow condition, and is good at speed. If you pair this with the Dynafit ST bindings it is light weight for the uphills, but handles the downhills with aplomb.

Unanswered Question

Hi! I am going jump in behind Jason... I am 5'9 175lbs... love the description of the Grand Teton. Looking for an uphill with tight tree descents... ski in-bounds on 175-178... will I be ok with the 173cm? Any comments would be much appreciated. Ski safe. Andres

would you recomend me this skis for telemark...

would you recomend me this skis for telemark bindings (axel 22 designs)

I recently bought theses skis to mount with axl telemark bindings. When I brought them to the shop to have them mounted I was told the core was too soft to mount them with telemark bindings. I was surprised as I had bought them after reading this review. I emailed Dynafit and they confirmed that they do not recommend putting telemark bindings on these skis. While I imagine it could be fine, if the bindings do rip out I would think Dynafit would not replace them. I will be returning these skis and think this post should be revised to reflect the ski manufactures recommendations.

6'2 210#, which size. Looking to summit...

6'2 210#, which size. Looking to summit PNW volcanoes.

The weight in the specs is 6+lbs/pair while...

The weight in the specs is 6+lbs/pair while the description says 3.5lbs/pair. Which is correct? (I bet on the 6lb...)