Backcountry skiing in the Northeast has a well-deserved reputation for pumping out variable weather and conditions, with constantly-changing snowpack, temperatures, and the notorious “wintry mix” precipitation often thwarting the best-laid plans of skiing this gully or that ravine. What does not change during a season of skiing is the need for a pair of dependable, durable skis that can handle just about any conditions you throw at them, be it deep powder or slide-for-life ice. That’s where Voile’s HyperVector ski comes in. With a stout paulownia wood core overlaid with a carbon weave and a fiberglass wrap, the HyperVector is one of the lightest options in the “all-mountain” ski category, but it still punches above its weight in choppy, chundery snow. The hardy construction won’t flinch at rock-strike abuse on low-tide missions, and the early-rise tip makes for easy turning in soft snow of all kinds. Best of all, the Hyper Vector BC adds a nordic-friendly fish scale base that’s perfect for traversing over rolling terrain without putting on skins and taking them off again.
- Voile’s most all-around ski platform, ideal for New England conditions.
- “Early-rise camber” profile means tip and tail rocker for quick and playful turns, paired with camber underfoot to load up the edges on hard snow.
- “BC” base provides a long, waxless “crown”-style kick zone to grip and glide on rolling terrain -- ideal for nordic-style tours or long approaches to steeper lines.
- Paulownia wood core coupled with a proprietary carbon weave overlay makes for a supple and easy-turning, yet powerful and damp ski.
- Verified weight: 1297g (177cm)