After a full year on the Scarpa Alien RS, Gary reviews the boot for our friends over at


I've gotten to put a good full season on these babies in a lot of great applications and I am still as fired up as ever on this boot. I did do quite a bit of modding to my pair, but I think the stock option is great out of the box, and even better for race scenarios and fast travel on skis under 90mm wide.

Driving a 102mm Waisted Ski With a modded 1 kilo class boot (Photo: @alwaysadventuring)

The Alien RS is the first 1000 gram boot I've been interested in skiing in a non race setup, as I prefer bigger skis for even long and fast missions. I run this boot with lightweight 106mm waisted skis in powder, and have driven the heavier 102mm Black Crows Freebird with the Alien.

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- Gary