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The Best East-Coast Backcountry Skis: Madshus Annum

What are the best backcountry skis for tearing up East Coast powder?

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The Annum has a tip width of 109 millimeters, a full centimeter fatter than our other favorite, the Fischer S-Bound 98. While some of our testers felt it was too much ski for breaking trail, the heavier, more muscular members of our team loved the ski's extra float on the downhills. At 2.4 pounds per ski, these are heavier than many nordic setups, but half the weight of typical alpine touring models.

Price: $370

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