If you’re enthusiastic about the groomed trails, carving skis are your perfect tools of the trade. These special skis are designed with corduroy in mind, helping you gain the best efficiency, speed, and flexibility on the hard-packed trails.
Carving skis can be great for beginners, or for those who are looking to follow pre-made trails. Even experts want to get their hands on these skis, as they can perform well in a variety of terrain locations.
Carving skis are designed to be relatively skinny underfoot to allow quick edge to edge transitions and maximise edge hold. Carving skis are designed to give you more control over the snow, helping to carve at speed. These flexible skis often come with system bindings that are elevated off the ski to give more edge pressure.
For maximum performance on piste without sacrificing too much off piste we like 80mm wide Carving Skis, the K2 IKonic 80 is a popular pick as the nose shape doesn't sacrifice too much if the snow is soft. The solid wood core and narrow shape offer the ultimate go-time, and can also be taken on paths with fresh snow as well. For the best range of usability and control, carving skis are the way to go.