The most versatile touring ski in Atomic’s vast lineup of backcountry sticks, the Atomic Backland 98 W Skis get raves from both first-timers and experienced ski tourists who’ve skied ’em all. Plenty light enough for big days on the skintrack, with enough width and HRZN Tech tips to handle mid-winter deep days, the Backland 98 still has the guts to hang on icy sidehills and steeps. Whether as your first touring setup or your fifth, the Backland 98 W is a surefire winner.
Powder Rocker – 20% Tip Rocker / 70% Camber / 10% Tail Rocker
HRZN Tech Tip – HRZN Tech adds 10% more surface area at your ski tips. For awesome flotation in powder plus less tip deflection and better tracking through chop.
Ultra Light Woodcore – The combination of caruba and poplar wood makes this core ultra light, for skis that are all about low weight.
Carbon Backbone – An ultra-lightweight carbon insert that runs the length of the ski like a stabilizing backbone.
Fiberglass – Continuous fiberglass layers create a ski that is smooth and stable while remaining lightweight and dynamic.
Dura Cap Sidewall – Sidewall from base to topsheet for controlled power transmission and great edge grip. The rounded shape of the Dura Cap is a fantastic durability feature as it picks up fewer dents and dings.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.