Salto in Italian means to jump. Introducing the aptly named La Sportiva Salto ski touring ski. This lively, lightweight 95mm waisted ski mountaineering focused ski is made for hop turns in tight couloirs, springing high speed slash turns and jumping confidently into consequential terrain. Experienced ski mountaineers know that finding perfect blower powder on a high mountain summit is about as likely as finding a leprechaun riding a unicorn.
To ski the big peaks you need a ski that is light enough to get you to the top but solidly constructed to handle considerable, varied and challenging conditions on the descent. With an X45 laminated Paulownia core adorned with vertical aluminum reinforcements and a carbon weave, this ski is light and strong. Weighing in at a scant 1500grams for the 188cm ski, this ski will fly up the skin track and not be a burden strapped to your pack.
The Fusion sidewall, reinforced binding plate and camber underfoot will keep the Salto edged into the steepest and firmest descents, while the ample shovel and rocker will allow this peak bagger to float through blower powder when you do happen to find that leprechaun riding a unicorn. Scamper to the top of that peak, click in and “salto” right into that committing couloir with the La Sportiva Salto!