Tourist-trapping mega resorts and carbon-spewing chopper outfits are the bane of your existence. Dynafit made the Huascaran ski to lead you far away from mass-marketed mountains to legendarily deep lines. This is the widest Dynafit ski ever produced, and it charges with the aggression of an ancient mountain beast and floats like a snowy owl on wing.
Starting at the tip, you'll find Dynafit's Scoop Rocker, a long, rockered camber profile that keeps the tip elevated so you can punch through choppy chunder and stay on top of light, fresh snow. Gently rising tail rocker allows you to release the tail so you can pivot to change direction quickly or scrub some speed after a long, fast straight line. Despite its girth, the Huascaran is impressively maneuverable. Three types of of wood and a pair of Isocore stringers make this ski feel lightweight and responsive, and the triple-radius sidecut shape gives you progressively tighter turns as you tip the Huascaran further and further on edge. You get solid big-mountain performance in everything from notorious ski-movie terrain to tight, storm-day tree stashes.
To make ascending smooth, a big-mountain ski like the Huascaran requires a few additional touring-specific features. The tail uses a pintail shape to make it easier to slide this stick into the loops on your pack for boot packing, the tip accommodates Dynafit's Speed Skin touring skin attachments, and the base is made of a lightning-fast sintered graphite coating. Add a pair of lightweight touring bindings, and this is a ski that will break trail and allow you to pick your way to any stash or line you can spot from the valley.
Compared to the rest of Dynafit's touring skis, the Huascaran is securely planted in the world of freeride touring. This is the only Dynafit ski offered in an Alaska-ready 196cm length, and it's the only one with a triple-radius sidecut and a fully rockered profile. The Dynafit Grand Teton is the only ski that's comparable when it comes to width; otherwise, the Huascaran stands alone as the biggest brother in a family of light-and-fast touring skis.
Dynafit Huascaran Ski: Dynafit calls it “Free Touring” – you call it skinning up anything you see and skiing the biggest line you can imagine. The Husacaran ski makes anything possible with rockered tip, 134/115/125 shape, wood core and ABS “micro-sidewall”. One lap isn’t enough on a big days and at a svelt 1825 gr. each, the Huascaran helps you get back up the hill for more of why you ski. The Huascaran does NOT have Dynafit binding inserts and is compatible with any binding. Weight 1850 g (186cm)
The Dynafit Huascaran is what happens when hard-charging big-mountain skis and featherlight touring skis collide. Named after the highest mountain in Peru, the Dynafit team rode these skis straight down from the 22,205' peak of Nevado Huascarán itself, amid razor-sharp ridges, great powder, cold temperatures, breakneck slopes, and rugged glaciers. The Huascaran manages to provide the security and stability needed for such a high-risk big mountain setting, while still weighing in at just 1850 grams per pair in a 186 cm length. That's why they call this ski the "Lord of the Cordillera Blanca."
Named for the 22,205 ft. peak in Peru, the Dynafit Huascaran skis thrive at high speeds on steep, powder-filled slopes.
Recommended rider weights are a general guideline. Please keep in mind that additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding ski and snowboard sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840.
|Base:||Sintered Graphite Base|
|Base Material:||Sintered Graphite Base|
|Binding Mount Type:||Any|
|Camber Profile:||Single Camber|
|Core:||Isocore Paulownia Ultralight Core|
|Core Construction:||paulownia, beech and bamboo stringers, bamboo stringers|
|Country of Origin:||Austria|
|Dimensions:||[167cm] 133 / 110 / 122 mm, [177cm] 134 / 112 / 123 mm, [186cm] 135 / 114 / 124 mm, [196cm] 136 / 115 / 125 mm|
|Field of use:||FreerideTouring|
|Laminate:||Fiberglass/Carbon Hybrid Technology with Titanal inserts|
|Pattern Base Type:||Waxable|
|Recommended skier weight:||Backcountry|
|Recommended use:||Ski touring, slaying powder|
|Rocker type:||Scoop Rocker and Tail Rocker|
|Running surface:||Sintered graphite coatings (Electra Race)|
|Ski design:||Backcountry skiing|
|Ski terrain:||Backcountry skiing|
|Tail Profile:||Flat Tail|
|Weight (g):||1780 (177)|
|Weight per pair:||Unavailable|
Me: 22 years old, 5"10 165lbs. PNW. Advance Intermediate.
Current Set up: 4FRNT CRJ 180CM with Radical ST, 179CM Klint Prime with Marker Barons
I took the Huascaran out to Stevens Pass in WA on 1/29/13 with 11" past 24 hours. The Huascaran is an extremely lightweight ski considering how fat it is, around 8lbs. I was very impressed by how such a light weight ski handled the cut up crud on the backside of Stevens Pass at Mill Valley. It didn't take long for me to get accustom to the length of the ski and found the ski to be fairly stable at speed and loved to charged. Since the ski is meant for backcountry touring there is a speed limit in the crud but performs remarkably well. I was able to find some deep untouched powder in some gladed trees and the ski never had tip diving and stayed up on top of the snow very well. For being a big mountain backcountry ski it performed way better than I thought navigating the gladed trees. The Huscaran has plenty of girth for powder but stays remarkably nimble among the trees. If one was doing super thick tree skiing I would size down but the Huascaran is really meant for speed and charging soft snow, and it excels at that. The ski has some pop and is fun to get air with it. The ski was surprisingly quick on the hardpack and windscorn ridges and was decent at it. The lack of significant camber and girth makes the Huascaran uncomfortable to carve for extended times but when you need it the ski is very quick to give it. Overall I am very impressed by the Huascaran and Dynafit surprised me with how versatile the ski is. For a pure backcountry pow ski I would definitely replace my CRJ but it lacks some of the versatility for a resort ski that the CRJ offers. Anyone looking for a backcountry powder ski that wants optimal float and an energetic, driving ski should considering the Huascaran!
I should have done this last year. This is one of my all time favorite skis. Carves, surfs, slays ice and hard pack. Turns on a dime with no effort. Pow, chop, crud, rails. boot pack or skins. This ski simply rocks my snow world. Liked it so much I bought both a 177 and a 196. 177s are play toys. 196? Warp speed sleds. Dare to ride them that long. Tech bindings on both. Could be my one quiver ski for the NW. It isn't but it could so easily be the ONE for me. Could not be happier with a ski. Which is hard compliment to come by!
Never seen another pair on the hill. Too bad as they just have no clue what they are missing! Ugly graphic but it eventually grows on you. Some of my best runs ever last winter were on this ski. Grateful!!
While this is my first pair of light, backcountry powder skis - I absolutely love them. Sure, there are lighter skis out there, but they will be below the 110mm width. I finally made the switch from heavy, beefy Duke bindings and paired these with Dynafit Radical FT bindings, what an amazing set up. I just look at this ski and its awesome graphics - it makes me want to get out there ! I am 6ft and went with the 186 - a great fit. I could have gone 196, but I do some tighter tree skiing and jump turns in chutes, so I went 186. Besides, I don't even think I could fit the 196 in my car or on my sled ski rack! Those would be very long! Not worth the extra weight either. My absolute favorite pair of skis.