Have your cake and eat it too.
If you thought a lightweight touring ski that's actually inspiring on the descent was beyond your grasp, think again. The Blizzard Zero G 95 Ski comes at a weight that will leave your legs feeling fresh at the top of the skintrack, but will still charge like a proper pair of Blizzards. With what Blizzard is calling Carbon Drive Technology, the Zero G uses both a 3D unidirectional carbon fiber frame and lightweight paulownia wood core to save on weight, and to guarantee fluid flex and torsional rigidity when you lay them on edge.
The versatile, midfat 95mm waist will carve down corn, hold an edge on bulletproof ice, and still float when there's some freshies to be had. Rocker in the tip and tail help with float, while a generous dose of camber underfoot inspires confidence in variable conditions. Like all Blizzard skis, the Zero G's maintain a durable and stable sandwich sidewall construction, which boasts some of the best binding retention ratings in the industry.
- Touring ski to tackle anything from corn to freshies
- 95mm waist handles terrain found off any skin track
- Lightweight construction keeps legs fresh after hiking
- Camber underfoot inspires confidence on packed snow
- Wood core is both lightweight and responsive through turns
- Carbon drive tech offers optimal flexibility in varied conditions
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- Q & A
Perfect every day touring ski
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
As everyone has said below, there really isn't a more versatile ski mountaineering ski that this. Full camber with a slight amount of rise in the tip (very small) allows you to ski anything from a steep and icy line, to 3 ft of pow. The only time i've felt maxed out on the 95 was a heavier denser storm with 4+ ft, other than that it is mo every day. While not a "surfy" ski there is a ton of energy and pop to this ski to get you in and out of your turns rather effortlessly in deep snow with only 95mm underfoot. All of your friends will be jealous on the uphill ... and then also on the downhill.
Ski Mountaineering Ski
I bought these for all-day ski mountaineering missions where snow is hardpack and falling is not an option. They bite into steep terrain and crush on the uphill. They are not the best powder ski but I also sized down. For light, fast missions in the high-alpine, these are your skis.
Also - If you wondering what ski they...
If you are wondering what ski Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison used to ski Lhotse - the 4th highest mountain in the world - it was the Zero G 95...
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Weight by Length in Grams and Pounds
Weight Chart for the squad. Roughly 5.5 pounds for the pair in the 178cm.
Great for touring, all around.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is a great everyday ski for just about any day in the backcountry. It's super light and efficient on the uphill, and the 95mm waist is wide enough to keep me afloat on deeper days. I've always been skeptical about going lighter with my backcountry set up because I'm ultimately in it for the downhill, but the Zero G has not disappointed me. They're solid enough to lay down an edge on hardpack when I've dipped into the resort, and super stable at high speeds--i.e. no chatter.
Yep. the one ski to rule them all.
Yeah, sure, a bit hyperbolic.
But as far as a ski that can do it all - you're looking at it. Not only does it have the shape and construction to handle any type of condition, it just straight skis fun. It's full of energy and pop, it has a solid carbon flex - stiff where you need it - poppy where you dont. It really crosses all the lines. No chatter at speeds, almost full sidewalls, carves on groomers, comes around quickly in tight spots, and edges beautifully in the steep/coulies.
Best touring ski at the best price point
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I really haven't found anything better than this ski. I love the 95 underfoot as my everyday ski. I lean more towards the mountaineering/technical style of skiing, but being in Utah also have many days in waist deep Pow. You aren't going to float on this ski, but there is plenty of energy to pop in and out of your turns when it's deep.
Light and Fast
These skis are a good compromise between something that can still ski deeper snow and still provide the bite you need on those high alpine lines.
If you have questions about this ski, don't hesitate to contact me.
When I first started looking for a new touring ski the Zero G was at the top of my list. At first I was a little hesitant of their tag line “the days of sacrificing downhill performance for light weight are over.” They further claim that the Zero G is the “lightest weight alpine ski construction on the market.” Usually super lightweight means sacrificing downhill performance. That is not the case with the Zero G. I think the 95mm waist is the most versatile for skiers on both Coasts. No changes this year to construction just different colors. The Blizzard Zero G 95 is lightest ski in its class yet it skis like it should be two pounds heavier. This ski is a great touring ski especially when combined with a boot like the Salomon MTN Lab or Zero G boot and a binding like the Ion 10 or Dynafit Radical speed.
I am 5/11 and ski the 185 cm. The flex in my opinion would be medium to stiff. There were no changes made to the ski except color.
Feel free to hit me up with any questions regarding skis:
Length: What works for your weight/ability/ and where you tend to ride.
Bindings: If your curious about what binding may compliment this ski, how much retention you need, or even which brake to size to choose.
Full Package: What would be the best boot and binding to go on this ski in regards to your weight/ability, and where you ride.
Skins: Mohair-Mix/Nylon/ Mohair? Whats the best option for you? What size should you get?
Comparison: How do other skis feel in this weight class? What are the pros and cons of going with another option?