From the ski weights database thread.
OK. Seems like most of us can agree to agree. Lightweight skis are desirable for skinning uphill. My knees would certainly notice the weight of my Super Gs or my Volants, if I could afford to go out and buy some AT gear. Heavy skis are desirable for DH-type skiing. There is no way I would prefer to ski any of those light touring skis at high speed.
Thanks for providing the information. It's too bad the manufacturer's don't list more data in their marketing material.
BTW, the AT and touring market may be a tiny piece of the pie, but it's still there.