Some skiers are daunted by firm, slide-for-life conditions and would rather stay home when warming spring snow starts to mank up. That’s not you, though -- you’re ready to give it a try no matter what the conditions have in store. Scott had skiers like you in mind when they redesigned their SpeedGuide ski to handle difficult snow and complex terrain, whether up in the wind-buffed alpine zone or down in protected gullies. The SpeedGuide 89 boasts the longest effective edge, relative to its total length, of any ski in the category: once you put it on edge, it will hold on tight and won’t let go. But with generous early rise and a pronounced tip splay when skied hard, the SpeedGuide will get you up and out of funky snow and keep you planing above the chunder. Coming in at a very competitive sub-1200-gram weight per ski for the 169cm length, the Speed Guide 89 is a mountaineering ski in the best and most versatile sense of the word, ready to charge in high-alpine environments around the Northeast and beyond.
- An ideal ski for speed-focused, above-treeline missions in mixed snow conditions.
- Elliptic construction combines carbon and aramid to stiffen the paulownia wood core.
- Tip-notched from the factory for use with a skimo-race-style bungee tip attachment.
- Moderate tip rocker lets the ski plane out of the snow when necessary, without compromising the hard-snow performance of the flat tail.
Confirmed weight: 1186g/ski (169cm)