Volkl Nunataq

My take on Volkl's Nunataq is that it's exactly the ski it's supposed to be. Billed as the touring version of the Gotama (or so Volkl told me), the Nunataq does indeed deliver a Gotama-reminiscent ride at a tour-worthy weight. The Nunataq is aimed squarely at the jugular of today's North American backcountry market: take a look at that fat 107 millimeters underfoot. Clearly, this is a powder-tilted ski (more...)

— February 9, 2012

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Scott February 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

How does it do on really firm, steep stuff like ice and windblown boilerplate? I always worry about taking something so pow-specific into the BC because conditions can turn nasty so quickly, but from the way you describe it this might actually stand a chance at survival skiing?

Andy February 9, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I hesitate to rate it either way for survival skiing situations, but I was very impressed with how well the ski coped with really firm conditions at WP. I'm definitely going to try to get a pair to see how it handles the gamut of SoCal skiing.

Scott February 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

By the time we find out it'll be on sale as last year's model ;)