When you want to use your whole quiver of snowboards in the backcountry, but, like most people, you don't have an entire quiver of splitboards, the MTN Approach
Skis & Backpack are your best bet. Unlike snowshoes, this ski/skin combo actually glides on the skin track, saving you energy and allowing you to take the same route as your two-plank backcountry buddies. At 113 mm underfoot, these fully cambered approach skis are wide enough to keep you from floundering in deep snow, while maintaining and edge on traverses and side-hills. When you reach the top take off the skis, fold them in thirds, and place them in the specially-designed pocket in the MTN Approach
backpack; no need to fumble with detaching skins or reconfiguring iced-up splitboard bindings. And, at 2041 g, the MTN Approach
set-up is barely noticeable on the descent. The most exciting feature about MTN Approach
set-up is that it allows you to ride any board in the backcountry, so you aren't limited to expensive splitboards that don't ride as well as the rest of your quiver. If you're ready for a backcountry snowboarding revolution, hop on a pair of MTN Approaches and you'll see why more and more pros are turning to the MTN system for their backcountry needs. The deep winter kit also includes a pair of lightweight carbon touring poles and a lightweight stamped aluminum avalanche shovel.
Paulownia wood cores
Full metal wrapped edges
Locking Cam Hinge - These patent-pending hinges are constructed of durable fiberglass-filled nylon and feature 7075 T6 hardened aluminum cams, while PVC coated cables aid in folding operation. Together, this burly yet lightweight construction offers excellent uphill performance while providing space and weight savings as well.
Early Rise Tip - To promote flotation and rise to the surface when breaking trail
Constructed of 6061 T6 aluminum
Collapsible heel loop for side heel rigidity
Heavy-duty Polyurethane Straps - Extra wide and super durable, these straps secure your boots while remaining flexible in even the coldest temperatures.
Heel Elevator - A 70 mm heel elevator is easily activated and deactivated with the handle of your pole and aids in climbing steeper slopes.
Nylon climbing skins permanently affixed to base of skis
Vertical snowboard carrier
Designated Ski-carry Pocket - By keeping the skis closer to your back, the pack maintains your center of gravity so you aren't thrown off on the descent. Also, 3 grommets are on the bottom of the pack to let out melted snow, keeping the main compartment dry.
Fleece lined goggle pocket
Outer collapsible ski pole carrier
Main compartment for backcountry essentials
Ice Ax Loop - Placed on the outside of the board carrier for easy access
4.5 lb (2041 g) per ski
Fold Into a Small 5.5 x 2 x 21" Package - The combination of collapsible heel loops and two locking cam hinges enable the skis to maintain stability and control on the ascent while folding into an easily stowable package for the descent
Deep winter kit also includes lightweight carbon touring poles and a stamped aluminum shovel, two backcountry necessities at a lower price than buying them separately.