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All mountains, all conditions, all the time.

Whether you're touring to your favorite backcountry bowl or taking a few laps at the resort, the La Sportiva LO5 Alpine Touring Ski will keep the pace every stride and turn of the way. Ample camber underfoot bites the hardpack while a slight rocker in the tip smooths out the ride in powder and crud.

  • 80% camber underfoot and a slight rocker in the tip perform on the hardpack and float you over the powder and through the crud
  • Flat tail is easily plunged into hard snow for anchor building and Rutschblock tests
  • Lightweight, laminated karuba paulownia wood core is snappy, responsive, and FSC certified for sustainability
  • Tri-axial fiberglass and Bi-axial carbon fiber laminates provide the necessary stiffness while keeping weight down
  • Fusion Sidewall construction with ABS sidewalls provides reliable performance all over the mountain
  • 95mm underfoot provides nimble responsiveness when you need it most while 125mm in the tip provides float in soft snow
  • A generous sidecut allows easy turns on steep terrain and hard snow
  • Holes in the tip and tail with removable plugs can be used for building a rescue sled or anchors
  • The holes also serve as the attachment point for La Sportiva HiGlide pre-cut skins

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4 5

Verify Boot Center Before Mounting

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Many reviews had warned of the boot center being marked too far back, and wouldn't you know my pair was marked incorrectly. Luckily, thanks to a few blogs like Wild Snow and Cold Thistle I found the correct boot center, marked it, and mounted them with some some Radical ST bindings. They ski great. I haven't had the chattering issues some have experienced. I haven't put any resort time in on them, but they have been fantastic backcountry.

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4 5

The more I use them, the more I like

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am new to skiing and got these used from a friend. I have used them 4 times so far and have progressed from the bunny hill to now riding blue runs. I am 5' 11" and weigh 150lbs and I am riding the 178cm model with Dynafit boots and bindings. When I started using the skis I found to be very chattery, now that I am going faster that seems to have subsided. I particularly like the tip rocker as it helps me cut through variable terrain. These skis are definitely worth a look.

*update*
Aggressively skiing blues and exploring black diamonds, with La Sportiva Spectre boots now. Really liking the flat tails and the stability they offer exiting turns. Very light ski with a nimble disposition. Very excited to compare them to the new Vapor Nano from La Sportiva.

5 5

the magic?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

95 to 100mm under foot is a magical number. This ski is one of them. Almost magic. It does everything well. From lift skiing to back country steeps. The Lo5 can easily be a one ski quiver but admittedly a little heavy on the full on BC side. But thta weight also pays off in nasty terrain. More in depth reviews on the Lo5 at Cold Thistle.

4 5

Surprisingly good

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Touring on these, they're unsurprisingly light. Only been out once touring on them so far, but they made for easy going up hill. I also skied them in the resort though the other day, ripping groomers, and they were surprisingly good. They initially felt a little soft & sketchy, but when I trusted them and ripped around I was pretty comfortable. Really like the skin attachment system. Definitely looking forward to putting these more to the test.