The beauty of the backcountry is that, like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. There could be knee-deep pow, even though it didn't snow last night, or you might spend the day skittering across hardpack even though it dumped a foot in the last two hours. Being ready for everything is the name of the game, and no boards do it better than the Volkl Nanuq Skis, mid-fat and highly versatile skis that are edgy enough to crush hardpack, floaty enough to surf through blower, and light enough to make the ascent seem like a piece of cake.
crushing downhills for years, in bounds and out, and the Nanuq stays true to the company's downhill-first heritage. The sidecut's pretty traditional, so the Nanuq feels
Volkl-ish (perfectly capable of edging in variable snow and cutting
through mank), and the sidewall construction and Tough Box
composite/fiberglass sheath provide a backbone that lets you charge even
when conditions aren't perfect blower. To improve its performance in soft snow, Volkl gave it a moderate amount of tip rocker, and also kept things light (under seven pounds per pair) so the uphills aren't exercises in unnecessary suffering.
- Rocker tip and camber underfoot
- Multi-Layer Woodcore Light (poplar and beech)
- Tough Box composite and fiberglass sheath
- Full sidewalls
- Squared tail with Skin Pin notch
- Skin Pin tip
- Item #VKL001Z