Originally Posted by GarryZ
These would work in all those places and be easy on the tender shoulders.
They certainly are light and easy too carry but they're probable a little wimpy for Tuckerman. Metal edges and sidecut but double cambered and skinny. Also very short for me, but worth the $88 I paid SteepandCheap for them, and they fit in the trailer!
No, I didn't ride my bike to the mountains, just to a trailhead a few blocks from home. The head of a very flat trail, for some XC type skiing. I used the trailer because the roads were already a little bit tracked out. An hour of early morning skiing before work, years ago.
I usually carry them with one hand, my pinkie and ring finger under the toe bar of one ski, the other two fingers under the toe bar of the other ski.
When I left them at the ski resort ski check corral, the attendant freaked out by how light they are.
I normally use bigger skis for lift-served.