Your backcountry setup just got lighter.
Leave your skins at home and point it—up and down—with the Voile Charger BC Ski. With the same killer dimensions, sidecut profile, and camber profile as the regular Charger Ski, the Charger BC features a fishscale base pattern that lets you climb moderate and rolling terrain without skins, saving you time and weight when the day calls for low-key climbs or quick laps. You'll still want your mohair for longer, steeper ascents, but you can at least leave them in your pack for most of the day.
Designed with a tip rocker, traditional camber underfoot, and slightly raised tail profile, the Charger BC floats through deep pow, busts through crud, and handles wet, manky snow like a boss, especially at speed. Thanks to its cap construction, lightweight aspen core, and carbon and fiberglass laminates, though, the Charger BC doesn't bog you down on long, epic backcountry tours or struggle when you get into tight spots. Its wide-radius sidecut gives you high-speed stability when you straightline out of a tight chute or scream down big-mountain lines, too, making it seriously unique—how many skis have a nordic-touring-style climbing pattern and can rip big lines with blinking?
- Traditional camber underfoot with a rockered tip
- Slightly raised and tapered tail
- Slightly tapered tip
- Aspen core
- Carbon and fiberglass laminates
- Underfoot fishscale climbing pattern
- Item #VOL000P
- Q & A
Great powder ski
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These are great skis in the powder but once you get outside of the soft stuff they loose their lust. The shark skin is pretty cool and works great in spring conditions but in the powder they don't have enough bite so you'll need skins anyway. If I were to buy them again I would regular charger. The scale doesn't affect speed much when your on the steeps but as soon as you hit anything even remotely flat its like having the brakes on. I am 5'7' 175 lbs and ride last years 173 with voile switchbacks. I gave them 4 stars because they really are great at what they are designed for (it wouldn't be fair to judge them on anything else), but if you are looking an all around ski look else where. If you are looking for a powder only ski these are great.