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Martina Wengenmeir

Sustainability Loves Versatility

ISPO Award Winner 2022: SCOTT Pure Tour Ski

The SCOTT Pure Tour is designed to be a one ski quiver: extremely versatile for all the conditions, yet a new generation of ski that is constructed as sustainable as possible. Introducing a new generation of skis, it has a brand new sustainable construction, using flax fiber for smooth flex, and poplar for the pop, meaning you can respect the mountains while shredding.

It is rare that you only encounter long runs of fresh and fluffy powder when going on a ski tour. Normally, you encounter all sorts of different conditions, especially when you head out the whole season. With its shorter radius, longer rocker and new tip shape, SCOTT’s Pure Tour got the secret recipe for versatility. The shape of this touring ski has been created to suit all conditions and terrain, and the materials have been chosen to be as responsible as possible. 

The product is then covering the two big trends of the market: versatility and sustainability. Whether you want to be cruising along or like to charge hard, this ski has different skiers in mind. In addition, a women's specific model has been developed for improved performance for lighterweight skiers. By offering all sizes, this one ski quiver will be the perfect option for many male and female ski touring lovers, from touring and freeriding to piste, catering to a higher demand of having a single, all-round ski to use in different types of terrain and conditions.

 

One ski quiver: The SCOTT Pure Tour caters to many different conditions when ski mountaineering and touring

Pure Tour 90 and 100: High-performance With More Sustainable Materials

With the Pure Tour 90 and 100, SCOTT expands their learnings from the Superguide LT95 Re-source, to now offer a new high-performance ski with even more sustainable materials. 

The Pure Tour 90 in white caters to smaller and lighter skiers such as women and comes in shorter lengths of 152,160 and 168 cm. The Pure Tour 100 which is wider under foot, also comes in longer lengths of 170,178 and 186 cm and it comes in black. The design concept incorporates a clean and reduced modern look, while also highlighting the technologies and natural materials built in.

 

The design concept of the SCOTT Pure Tour features a clean and reduced modern look, playing with natural elements in the ski

Both models of the SCOTT Pure Tour feature a number of recycled and eco-friendly materials, such as partly recycled edges, a partially bio-based top sheet and flax fibers replacing carbon fibers for stiffness. It also features a third-party certified poplar wood core from the EU, as well a base and titanal plate made from 50 per cent recycled materials.

Versatile Touring Ski for Various Conditions and Adventures

The versatility of SCOTT’s new touring ski reduces the number of skis you need to have in your quiver for all the different conditions when ski touring, from hard packed conditions and variable snow to powder. One ski that can deal with them all gives skiers a well-prepared feeling and also has a positive impact on the environment using less resources. 

SCOTT Pure Tour skis are produced in Austria, and the components of the ski are all sourced from there or countries in the close vicinity. The waste generated from production is also recycled or used to create energy at the production location. This way, the impact of the SCOTT Pure Tour over the different parts of the product lifecycle is also limited a greater deal.

 

The Scott Pure Tour 90 comes in a sleek and natural white design
"The SCOTT Pure Tour offers a unique skiability, it allows users to charge at high speeds or cruise along. We are really pleased to introduce this ski as our next product in a line of more eco-responsible products." Andrew Goodman, Scott CSR-Manager
Here’s what the jury had to say about the SCOTT Pure Tour ski:
“With this ski, Scott takes yet another step towards a more sustainable way of making skis. Certified wood, the use of flax fibers instead of carbon and partly recycled base and titanal plates make a more sustainable and versatile ski without sacrificing performance." ISPO Award Jury

5 reasons why the SCOTT Pure Tour ski convinced the ISPO Award jury:

  • Lightweight
  • Eco-friendly: certified woodcore, flax fibers and 50% bio based top-sheet
  • Titanal, base, sidewalls & edges: Recycled from waste
  • Versatility for skiing a greater range of conditions
  • Women-specific sustainable ski for lighterweight skiers

Product specs:

  • 100% 3rd party certified Wood = EU Poplar
  • 100% Flax Fibres = EU Flax
  • 80% Recycled Titanal plate = Germany
  • 50% Recycled Base = Austria
  • 50% Bio-based Top Sheet = France, Rilsan oil sourced from India
  • Color: Pure Tour 90: white; Pure Tour 100: black
  • Sizes: 
  • Pure Tour 90: 152,160,168 cm; 
  • Pure Tour 100: 170,178,186 cm
  • RRP: €849
  • Available from fall 2023
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Author:
Martina Wengenmeir