Round 4 – Dream Trip, French Alps, Pick 8We will stay at the Skier’s Lodge and begin where the late great Doug Coombs left off—the steep couloirs of La Grave. Then we will head up the road to ski the trees of Serre Chevalier, the open bowls of Montgenevre, and after a quick shot through Italy for pizza and pow at Sestriere, we’ll head back into France for the trip’s final stop: Chamonix. Because we will see every kind of snow known to mankind, we’ll take a ski with a little bit of rocker for powder, camber for edge control, and lightweight for touring. A lightweight, torsionally stiff ski, the COOMBAck can handle it all, just like it’s namesake. With K2’s triaxial braided core for edge grip and “all terrain rocker” (which is 30 percent rocker, 70 percent camber), the COOMBAck transitions seamlessly between high-speed GS turns on groomers, to gentle arcs in powder, to gripping firm snow when you’re gripped.
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