A touring ski primarily for marked routes in ski resorts.

A nice compromise between light weight for climbing and stability on descent.

Size: size guide


Product benefits



1 ski in size 163 cm = 1,155 g (without binding)



Slightly raised front nose for all terrain use

Ease of handling

Ease of handling

78 mm underfoot,makes for a playful ski



High camber for extremely good stability at high speeds on all types of snow

Technical information

What is Resort Touring

Resort Touring is our definition of ski touring in ski resorts.
Use the routes and trails marked by the ski resorts to climb up and down with ease on the ski slopes.
This lets you discover ski touring and understand the technical basics of the sport.
It is also appreciated by skiers looking for a training piste or a defined route to make easy progress.

Weight (single ski)

Naked ski:

156 cm = 1,120 g
163 cm = 1,155 g
170 cm = 1,190 g

Pack: Ski + skins

The Backland 78 skis are sold with trimmed skins for the sidecuts.
The skins are made of 70% mohair and 30% synthetic materials – the ideal compromise in terms of gliding performance (when climbing to save energy) and grip (when climbing to reduce the backslide effect).


Ultra Light Woodcore core and “Step Down Sidewall” guarantees durability and optimal shock absorption as well as excellent grip on all types of terrain

What is a rocker?

On a ski with a "rocker", the nose, and sometimes the tail, raises off the ground much sooner than with a cambered ski with no rocker. This moves the points of contact towards the centre of the ski. The surface of the ski in contact with the snow is shortened: they have better handling and more buoyancy on soft snow. When leaning into turns, the edge length offers more grip on hard snow. The longer the rocker, the better the handling of the ski.


Light rocker on the front nose makes it versatile on all types of snow.

What is the camber?

When placing a ski on the ground, its points of contact are found near the nose and tail, whereas the middle of the ski (under the bindings) is slightly raised (this is the camber). The longer and higher the camber, the greater the edge grip and more responsive the ski. The lower the camber, the more forgiving the ski and the better the handling.


The Backland 78 has a standard camber with good grip on hard snow.

What are ski sidecuts?

The sidecut is determined by 3 measurements: the width of the tip (front of the ski), the waist (middle of ski) and tail (back of ski). The wider the tip, the easier the turn entry. The narrower the waist, the stronger the grip in hard snow. The wider the waist, the more comfortable and stable in different snow conditions. The wider the tail, the more stable the ski is in turns. The narrower the tail, the better the glide.


Sidecuts => 112/78/102 cm (in 163 cm)

156 cm = 15 m
163 cm = 16 m
170 cm = 17 m

How do I choose my ski size?

The shorter the skis, the more manoeuvrable they are.
That's why beginners would be better off choosing shorter skis.

For ski touring, we generally recommend you choose skis:
between 5 cm and 10 cm less than your height.
The length can also change depending on where you're skiing:
In a resort, on marked routes:from -5 cm to -15 cm compared to the skier’s height,
In the mountains, from 0 to -10cm compared to the skier’s height.


2 years

Product concept & technology


Dry the skins after each outing.
To prevent rust from forming on the ski edges, dry the edges and base after use, before storage.

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