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La Nieve Backcountry Ski | Out On A Whim
There’s nothing worse than having your skis ghost on you like a bad Tinder date while dropping into a holy grail line after a slog uphill. With our La Nieve backcountry ski, you’ll never have to sacrifice commitment for a lightweight ride. Our backcountry skis won’t feel like a ball-and-chain and they’ll have your back from the summit to the tailgate. Swipe right for more smiles and high fives.
✔️ Sidecut is ideal for medium length turns and shines in when skiing in trees and variable terrain on the mountain
✔️ Early-rise tip profile is a directional shape that pairs off-piste stability and soft snow performance with control
✔️ Rocker in the tips handles crud and bumps for downhill performance and provides maximum float in soft snow; slightly eased tails add control and stay out of the way in a kick turn
✔️ Wide waist and shovel tip blasts through waist-deep powder with composure
✔️ A just-the-right-weight touring ski lets you enjoy the skin track and the descent
✔️ Constructed with FSC certified birch and poplar
✔️ ABS sidewalls and sandwich construction provide torsional stiffness that gives the skis more pop and a solid, stable edge grip
✔️ Graphics by Coalition Snow Creative Director Lauren Bello Okerman
Rocker - Tip and tail rocker provides optimal float in untracked powdery bliss - Tip Rocker – 480 mm
Camber – +2 mm | Tail Rocker – 400 mm
Sidecut - 18m sidecut radius is suited for medium-length turns and tight trees
Core - Hybrid wood core of FSC certified birch and poplar gives damp stability at speed at a weight that assists with the uphill climb
Construction - Sandwich construction and sintered base ensures reliable durability and fiberglass laminate offers alpine ski-esque stiffness and minimal weight
Sidewall - ABS Sidewalls
Laminates - Triaxial Fiberglass
Bases - IS 7500 Sintered
Edges - 1.7mm HRC 42
Is This The Right Ski For Me?
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Mounting & Spec Guide
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How To Choose The Right Size Ski
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LA NIEVE BACKCOUNTRY SKI
Our unique design helps you summit with ease and crush all of the variable conditions that you find in the backcountry so that you aren't left hanging when the going gets tough.
FOR SMILES & HIGH FIVES
With our La Nieve backcountry ski, you’ll never have to sacrifice commitment for a lightweight ride. Our backcountry skis won’t feel like a ball-and-chain and they’ll have your back from the summit to the tailgate.
What's Your Return Policy?
We accept returns of skis that you purchased from us within 21 days of the ship date, even if you've skied on them :) This does not apply to skis purchased from another retailer. If you do need to exchange or return an item all you need is your order number and the shipping zip code in hand. Click here to start the process.
Can I Pay In Installments?
We offer two payment plans. The first is ShopPay, which you can select in checkout and pay in four installments over four months. The second is Bread, which has longer, interest-free terms available. Just click on the Pay Over Time button below Add to Cart.
I Still Have Questions... HELP!
Best way to reach us is via email at email@example.com, Monday through Friday. As a small team, we do our best to respond in less than 24 hours.
Enjoy free shipping within the Continental US on all orders over $150. If you have questions about international shipping, please get in touch wtih us here.
We ship our skis UPS within the continental US. Please provide a valid shipping address for ground delivery. You can follow the progress of your shipment from the shipping email you receive. We endeavor to ship your skis within three working days.
Please note that we are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged packages. We highly encourage you to select Route Shipping Protection, which will protect from damage, theft, or loss for just a few dollars.
Why Coalition Snow?
Women Owned & Operated
We knew we deserved better equipment and a community that saw us, heard us, valued us, and put us front and center. So we said goodbye to shrink-it-and-pink-it and toxic bro culture and said hello to something more: a community that values camaraderie over competition, solidarity over sending, and compassion over cuntery.
We believe that the recipe for making a kick-ass pair of skis or snowboards has nothing to do with what's between your legs but what's between your ears and in your heart. We start with a concept that meets our unique needs and work with a team of engineers to bring our designs to life. We manufacture in reputable factories that prioritize the health and safety of their team and the environment. We test, bring in our Ambassadors and Athletes (did you know that our skis have been in the Olympics?), refine, and then deliver a finished product to you.
Building An Inclusive Community
From the beginning, we’ve been willing to do and say what our peers won’t. There is no place for the status quo, no room for hanging back, no time for wait or play it safe. In everything we create, we aim to make a positive impact in the world of snowsports and beyond. And that’s what makes us different. We're Coalition Snow, and we're the ones we've been waiting for.
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