HAGAN X-Trace Skis
X-Trace skis are wonderful for low-angle backcountry skiing. Get away from the crowds.
If you love long low-angle ski tours in the wide plains and rolling forests, then you will love the X-Trace.
The predecessor to our new Off Trace, the made in Austria X-Trace has fish scales instead of an integrated kick zone skin.
If you prefer fish scales, we have you covered, and at great savings.
The wood core construction, steel edges and fish scale kick zone of the 60 mm wide X Trace make the ski dynamic and responsive while exceptionally durable and reliable for extended low angle backcountry ventures into untracked terrain. The X Trace ski is ideal for low angle drainages, open fields, easy hut trip approaches, checking trap lines and any other time you want the ability to depart from the groomed cross country trails.
The X Trace skis are available with or without easily adjustable, highly durable bindings that work great with hiking or mountaineering boots. Used on polar expeditions, the X-Trace Pivot binding is truly universal. The X-Trace binding is compatible with virtually all footwear, including boots for extreme cold. The X-Trace combination is a true tool for work and play in the great outdoors.
||160, 170, 180, 190 cm
- Corex top sheet
- GFK top laminate
- Poplar core
- GFK bottom laminate
- Rubber-cushioned steel edges
||PE Base with fish scale kick zone traction system
||Light Backcountry Skiing, Nordic Touring, Expeditions, Hunting and Trapping
Recommended Complementary Product: X-Trace binding
How to decide on the Off Trace versus X-Trace?
Each has its advantages. Inlaid skins are quieter and have better grip on really hard/icy snow. Fish scales tend to glide faster, and because they glide faster, it is a bit easier to learn proper kick and glide technique. They also don’t wear out, which the skins eventually (but it takes a long time, and they are replaceable) do.
Most people seem to prefer the skins nowadays, and for most people that is what I recommend.