The Karhu Bertha Telemark and Alpine Touring Skis may induce deep thinking.

Clear the fresh two feet of light and white off your car, throw the Karhu Women's Bertha Telemark and Alpine Touring Skis on your rack, and plan on a day full of face shots and bottomless lines. When the days get deep, the Bertha ski steps up. Made with Karhu's lightweight and sustainable Greenlight Paulowina wood core, the Bertha keeps weight to a minimum without losing strength. With the addition of Karhu's time-tested die-cut titanal reinforcements, the Bertha holds no reservations when it comes to big lines and high speeds. This surprisingly nimble fatty enjoys effortless turn initiation and float thanks to its progressive big mountain sidecut, while the full twintip design comes in handy when its time to play around.

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Write your question here...i am 5 feet and...

Write your question here...i am 5 feet and 113 lbs... i really want the 165s but cant find a pair in the entire country! please help and / or tell me to just step up and buy the 172s.. i currently ride on 178s and learned on 190's.. desperately searching shorter boards and specifically want to be ripping the berthas!

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Cowgirl up and grab the 172's. You will like the extra length, and you will get used to them as quick as you can yell yahoo on a powder day.

5 5

I love my skis :)

This is my first season skiing anywhere but the ice coast...and these skis are so fun in Utah powder. I mounted these will AT bindings, but use them inbounds too. At first, I felt like they weren't the best for groomers and crud, but with the edges at the tips and tails detuned a bit, they rock. I've had a blast everywhere on the mountain in these skis. I tried out the K2 Phat Luvs last week to compare, and I like these way more. BTW, I'm 5'7", about 130lbs and I ski the 172s.

5 5

My favorite ski ever

I've been backcountry skiing forever, but this ski sent me to a new realm. While many fat skis can let you rip powder, this ski has the unique ability to do it all. It rips on firm snow, yet floats in crud and powder. For its size, it is amazingly nimble. I like a ski to be easy to ski, and this ski just goes where you want it to with the tip of the head, and you can recover very easily in tricky situation when you blow a turn. I do prefer this ski mounted with AT bindings, over telemark bindings, as it seems to ski easier. I use Fritches on the ski area, and use them mounted with Dynafits for a killer lightweight fat ski set up for touring.

Rockin the Berthas

Rockin the Berthas

Alison Gannett catching air in Monarch, Colorado on her favorite backcountry ski ever, the Bertha!

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my only complaint in the bc is the twin tip- makes it hard to shove the tail under the other foot when making kick turns on steep skin trails- otherwise love the ski!

5 5

Big Gun, Small Girl

my wife loves these skis! after skiing on the BD lyric for the past 4 years she wanted a powder ski. at 5'3" and 110 she rips on these (165). crud, powder, manky goodness, just about any type of snow (except boiler plate). she still loves her BDs however, these are her go to skis if there is any snow to speak of.

4 5

push it

So I took a pair of the 165s out in the backcountry on lots of fresh powder, and these skis were amazing...skiing some steep trees, they like to go fast and are really nimble. In crappy snow, you can haul if you're an aggressive skier, but they could be pretty unruly if you're not ready. My only complaints: they were kind of a pain for skinning; the tails walk all over each other. Also, I'm not a huge fan of the graphics--if you see what the boys got on their version of this ski (the team 100s), you might feel the same way.

how much do they weigh?

how much do they weigh?

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The Bertha weighs 1671g per ski or 7.6lbs per pair (172cm length)

5 5

Rockin' the Berthas

These are totally awesome skis! They are big, stable, fast, and floaty. On the groomers they'll hold a solid edge except on the hardest of boilerplate, while on softer groomer they feel like they'll never let go. In the crud, they're stable, although you've got to keep moving so they don't get hung up. These are not skis that like to go slow. In the powder, weeeellll, let's just say that the float, the turn initiation, and the pop in these things makes you wish the powder would never stop! It's a big ski (I'm 5'8, 135, and skiing the 174), but if you've got the skills, these things are IMPRESSIVE!