Named after a backcountry skiing paradise near Whistler, the Joffre XTC Carbon is Prior’s tool of choice for steep couloirs or peak bagging deep in the backcountry. With a 101mm width underfoot, the ski performs very well on steeper pitches and less accessible runs. The XTC carbon construction allows you to trade grams for vertical feet on the skin track. It blends rockered powder tip and tail, traditional underfoot camber, moderately long sidecut, sweet flex, and squared tail. The result is a ski that has a enough bite for everyday use in-bound but has the lightness you want for long approaches and "get it done" missions.
- Sublimated nylon topsheet brings durability and keep you skis looking sharp.
- Triaxial carbon glass layers keeps the weight down and add playfulness.
- Vertically laminated aspen and poplar woodcore with maple wood stringers makes it light and responsive.
- Early rise in the tip and tail combined with a traditional camber underfoot provides stability and turning ease in all snow conditions.
- Rubber Foil dampening reduces chatter when riding fast on hardpack.
- Durable, impact-resistant UHMW polyethylene sidewalls.
- Tough Rockwell 48 steel edges are easy to tune.
- Durasurf 4001 sintered base is fast and very durable.
Beginner: new or getting back into skiing. Intermediate: confident with turning and stopping. Advanced: highly confident carver. Expert: steeps, drops, park, double blacks -- bring it on.
Sandwich and combination construction is generally used for big freeride-style skis while the lighter structural cap type of construction is more commonly found on cross-country skis.