When your pursuit of untracked lines takes you to mountains far removed from chairlifts and condos, you'll want the Icelantic Vanguard Ski on your feet. This effective backcountry tool features Icelantic's reliable Tri Axe sandwich construction along with a lightweight Ochroma wood core to keep the ski manageable on the skintrack. An early rise tip allows the ski to get up and over variable snow and powder, while camber underfoot and a powerful flat tail offers a secure and stable feel when you're skiing in no fall zones or making hop turns down steep chutes. The versatile 107 mm waist will float all but the deepest powder and is manageable when conditions turn variable. Like all Icelantic skis, the Vanguard is handmade in Colorado and features original artwork by Icelantic co founder, Travis Parr.