4FRNT Arête Skis 2017-2018
An Arête is a sharp, steep mountain ridge. As such, 4FRNT’s Arête is built for steep descents down towering hallways of rock. A member of the new backcountry-specific Uptrack Series, the Arête has varying waist widths, 91 to 99 mm depending on length, and a versatile rocker-camber profile, an ideal combination for hop-turning down any mountainous nook or cranny you may discover. “Maneuvers really well in tight spots and is light and easy to throw around,” one tester said about its nimble character. A fusion of lightweight paulownia and mid-weight poplar help this ski walk the line between uphill efficiency and downhill confidence.