Welcome to another installment of Gear Spotlight from FREESKIER. Here, we provide a close-up look at the gear and accessories that everyone should know about. The goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on 4FRNT’s Arête Skis 2017-2018, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.
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.