Adventure Skiing & Getting off the Beaten Path

adventure awaits at cross country ski headquarters

This winter, ski the paths less traveled.

Explore nature’s hidden gems on a pair of metal edged adventure skis!

sugar loaf mackinaw island cross country skiing
Back Country Skiing to Sugar Loaf on Mackinaw Island, Michigan

What’s the advantage of a metal-edged ski?

Metal-edged or “back country” skis are wider than average touring skis, giving them more stability and better flotation in deeper snow. With a stainless steel edge, they cut through crusty, icy snow and track exceedingly well.

Metal-edge skis provide a “track without a track”, and enable the skier to traverse landscapes they otherwise wouldn’t be able to!

Best All Around Metal-Edge Ski Package:

Rossignol BC 65 Back Country Ski Package

Rossignol BC 65 Back Country Ski Package
17% OFF


Featuring a full metal edge, 65mm width and “hourglass” sidecut, this ski is very easy to turn and control, and provides ample flotation on deeper snow. A favorite for its combination of stability and great glide on un-groomed snow.

Best Deep Snow Metal-Edge Ski Package:

Rossignol BC 80 Cross Country Ski Package

Rossignol BC 80 Back Country Ski Package
22% OFF


This 80mm ski has no trouble staying afloat in deeper snow conditions. Perfect for trail-blazers and powder enthusiasts, the BC 80 is the widest metal-edge ski that still features a Nordic camber, giving it superior glide for back country adventures!

Psst… Don’t forget the clothes!

Check out our top clothing picks for adventure skiing:

Rab VR Summit Jacket Womens Green Slate

Men’s and Women’s Rab VR Summit Jacket

This wind-resistant softshell offers unbeatable temperature regulation and moisture management in a warm, protective garment. The ultimate go-anywhere-do-anything cross country ski jacket.

10% OFF

Men’s and Women’s Swix Corvara Pant

A hybrid pant with softshell on the front of the legs, and stretchy fleece panels on the backs of the legs to ventilate excess heat. Two zipper pockets ensure plenty of storage for longer outings. Bonus softshell panel behind the calves make them ideal for off-track outings!

15% OFF

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