When you picture skiing Alaska, what’s first word that comes into your head? Powder? Heliskiing? Cat Skiing? Yeah, us too. Few of us are lucky enough to ever go skiing in areas that have bottomless powder, but for those that do, it’s critical to have the right tool for the job. If you’re going to go all in on a heli or cat skiing trip, put yourself on the skis that’ll allow you to make the most of that trip. Look no further, new for the 2022-23 season is the G-Wagon.
Don’t let the name confuse you, the G-Wagon is more of a megayacht on snow than a boxy SUV. With dimensions of 160-135-140mm and a turning radius of 23m, this ski will slash, pop and pound its way over the deepest conditions. Powder skis are also intended to be on the longer side, which is why the G-Wagon comes in lengths from 188-196cm.
It’s been years since the ski industry has produced skis this wide, which has left many people out there that frequently go heli or cat skiing without many options for ultra wide pow skis. Some operations may have ancient reverse sidecut skis from the early 2000s that have been used and abused over the years. The G-Wagon’s purpose is to give destination skiers a brand new, personalized, and fully capable ski that’s truly at home in the steepest and deepest conditions. It should be noted that we do not recommend using the G-Wagon in-bounds due to it’s extreme width. However, if you are looking for the perfect one ski quiver for heli or cat skiing trips, the G-Wagon has you covered.
The ski testers at BLISTER got out on an early prototype in AK and had the following to say about it. “It’s a very intriguing ski. The fairly straight sidecut and subtle reverse camber profile equate to accessible drifts and slarves. If you’re looking to make the most of your next heli or cat skiing trip, it’s certainly worth making a call to the folks at Folsom to see what they can cook up for you.”
Check out more info on the G-Wagon at its new product page and please reach out to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (303-248-3418) if you have any questions about the shape or about getting your very own pair of G-Wagons.