The K2 BackUp skis are equally at home heading up the hill as heading down. Conquer the backcountry with the K2 BackUp skis.
Serious backcountry adventures require lots of climbing; K2 BackUp skis are light and nimble for the ascent, yet high performing on frozen corn and fresh pow on the way down
Metal laminate construction alternates layers of fiberglass and metal above and below the wood core to provide damp, accurate performance
Low-density aspen, paulownia and bamboo woods keep the ski light and maneuverable
Cap construction envelops the core and internal materials with the top layer of the ski, keeping overall weight light and durability high
Progressive sidecut has different curve shapes along different parts of the ski—more aggressive in the tip, less aggressive in the tail
Progressive sidecut results in confident, quick turn initiation in hard snow and easy release in crud and powder
Powder tip places the widest point of the ski further back than on other K2 skis, making the ski more stable and predictable in variable snow conditions
Adventure-series skis feature flat tails so you can easily plunge your skis into firm snow when building anchors or staking out a tent
Holes drilled in the tip and tail facilitate building a rescue sled or constructing a ski anchor
Holes come with plugs that can be easily removed with a flat head screwdriver; holes also function as attachment points for K2 skins, not included
Concave notch in the tail of the ski keeps non-K2-brand skins securely centered on the tail
Designed for 40% soft snow and 60% variable snow
Recommended rider weights are a general guideline. Please keep in mind that additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding ski and snowboard sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840.