Instead of trying to reinvent the touring ski with the Cham Alti 85 Ski, Dynastar focused on refining the basic principles: making it lighter, more stable, and more versatile for long tours and ski mountaineering. The Alti 85 is the widest ski in the Alti line, making it perfect for those days when you're hoping alpine powder is on the menu, but it weighs in under six pounds so you'll be able to handle long approaches, big climbs, and steep bootpacks without feeling like gravity has a personal vendetta against you. The LightCore is made of Paulownia wood with a light fiberglass laminate to up the Alti's performance in hard snow, and the cap construction gives it a smooth and consistent flex while keeping the ounces to a minimum. You're never sure what sort of snow you'll run into up high, either, so the Alti has traditional camber underfoot for edge grip and confidence on those patches of neve and wind affected snow, along with a tip rocker to help you plane and float through powder and cruise with confidence over rough, uneven snow. It also features Dynastar's Alti Skin Grip system, which makes it easy to center and hook up Dynastar skins, making those 3am alpine starts just a little bit easier.