Named after a backcountry skiing paradise near Whistler, the Joffre is Prior’s tool of choice for steep couloirs or peakbagging deep in the backcountry. With a 101mm width underfoot, the ski performs very well on steeper pitches and less accessible runs. It blends rockered powder tip and tail, traditional underfoot camber, moderately long sidecut, sweet flex, and a squared tail. The result is a ski that has a enough bite for everyday use in-bounds but has the lightness you want for long approaches and "get it done" missions.
- Sublimated nylon topsheet brings durability and keeps your skis looking sharp.
- Quadraxial glass and carbon composite layers make for a responsive and damp ski.
- Vertically laminated maple woodcore stringers make 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.