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QST Echo 106 Ski - 2024

5 out of 5 stars
12 Reviews
Color:White/Race Blue/Process Blue



Why We Like The Salomon QST Echo 106 Ski

When we are looking for the control, precision, and fun of a QST, but in the backcountry, we click into the Salomon QST Echo 106 Ski. This ski takes the versatile feel of a QST and packs it full of lightweight materials that help us thrive away from the resort. The Karuba core keeps our legs fresh on the skin track, while cork in the tip and tail absorb vibrations as we rip through refrozen zipper crust at the end of the day.


  • Backcountry ski packed full of QST DNA for downhill performance
  • 106mm waist width is stable at speed and floaty in powder
  • Short to medium turn radius adds control at speed, maneuverability
  • Camber underfoot holds an edge on firm, provides grip with skins
  • Rocker in tip and tail offer pivoting control, float, forgiveness
  • Karuba sheds weight while poplar offers durability, response
  • Sintered bases skip effortlessly across long flat areas
  • Item #SALZAGM
157cm, 165cm, 173cm, 181cm, 189cm
[157cm] 136 / 106 / 123mm, [165cm] 137 / 106 / 124mm, [173cm] 138 / 106 / 125mm, [181cm] 139 / 106 / 126mm, [189cm] 140 / 106 / 127mm
Turn Radius
[157cm] 16m, [165cm] 17m, [173cm] 18m, [181cm] 19m, [189cm] 20m
rocker / camber / rocker
karuba, poplar
basalt, cork, fiberglass
partial twin
Claimed Weight
(single)[157cm] 3lb 6oz (1530g), [165cm] 3lb 9oz (1610g), [173cm] 3lb 12oz (1700g), [181cm] 3lb 14oz (1760g), [189cm] 4lb 4oz (1940g)
backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

5 based on 12 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

August 14, 2023

Super backcountry/sidecountry,resort POW ski!

When I first skied the ECHO 106 I was blown away with how it skied on firm snow...I know, weird for a ski designed to be a bit softer for lighter, deeper snow. When I did get into the softer deeper snow I realized just how special this ski is. It is super damp and has an incredible flex pattern to float in deeper snow and its able to absorb the bumps in the crud. What really makes this ski, IMO, is how light it is for uphill travel! Nothing like Salomon, once again, giving an already great ski (QST 106) a twin brother that is better in other conditions. Highly recommend!

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Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 14, 2023

Friendly QST 106

I have using QST 106 for long time. Echo has exact same shape but different stiffness and weight. If you like qst 106 but prefer more lighter or softer one, that’s for you! Highly recommend!

Bob K

Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

June 20, 2023

Super happy

I ride the QST Lux earlier version and guardian binding. So I really felt the weight difference and was super happy with the feeling on pow turns. It’s time to change the skies. :)


Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

May 10, 2023

Best lightweight skis I've ever owned

I've got some days on these now and loved them right away.. These are the lightest skis I've ever owned and they ski amazing and not just for their weight category.. So far I've skied about every kind of snow except for deep pow and they ski everything great. light and nimble but able handle speed. Really stoked on these!

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Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

March 20, 2023

The touring skis Ive been waiting for!

The QST Echos are exactly what I've been wanting for years -- a lightweight ski that is easy to push uphill, and far more efficient feeling compared to its partners on the QST line. Yet, it floats and skis great. I have yet to ski any variable snow, but it has been such a fun ski to have on our deep Colorado winter. I haven't touched another set of skis since I got the Echos. Highly recommend!


Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

March 12, 2023

Just a great all around ski

The phrase “quiver of one” gets thrown around a lot. Well, the phrase is apt for the Echo. If you can only have one pair of touring skis, these would do a better job than most. They’re light enough for most days, they’re far more damp than other skis in this weight class and they’re just fun to ski. Powder? Corn? Great! Windboard? Well, that’s not fun but they manage as well as any other ski? You could even set these up as a resort ski and have a blast. Just a super versatile, great skiing pair of planks. Get some!


Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 22, 2023

So Far SO Great!

Only one day into the backcountry on the Echo... and with the new MTN Summit 12 binding, this feels like a dream set up. Lightweight and super dialed for most any condition, I can't wait to see where this ski takes me. AND...I shed over a pound and a half per foot with skis and bindings alone. So good!

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Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 18, 2023

Best All Around Touring Ski

After a dozen or so days on the Echo I can easily say they perform as well or better than the classic QST 106, which I have been touring on for years now. They are super playful yet incredibly stable even in variable conditions. On the skin track they are significantly lighter than the QST 106 giving me a little more energy for those really big days. The 139mm tip makes for excellent trail breaking and powder skiing, but the friendly shape holds an edge in steep and firm snow. Pair this with the MTN binding and you have yourself the best touring setup around!

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Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 18, 2023

Fully capable all around

I’ve been using these skis for a couple months and they are blowing my mind with how light and comfortable they feel on the up hill. Then I just switch my boots and bindings to downhill and I feel like I’m skiing a downhill ski. In the past, I’ve felt awkward going from skiing my resort skis a lot to using backcountry gear, but with these skis if feels completely natural. I highly recommend!


Originally reviewed on salomon.com

5 out of 5 stars

February 16, 2023

Phenomenal In Performance

Ski guiding in the Tetons every day and backcountry skiing for over 25 years -- this is the best touring ski I have ever skied. Highly recommend this ski due to its weight, shape/cut, reliability in all terrain, and performance in all conditions. Big performance in a light package. Love the ECHO.

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Originally reviewed on salomon.com