"Super light, the Monster Alpinist is an all mountain, freeride touring ski weighing in at a paltry 1190 gms, so the Alpinist is very much ideal for the serious ski tourer. As with a ski this light it is designed for heading up the hills as down them so the width is reduced to a skinny 74 mm but compared to Touring skis of old this is quite a nice width and good in the majority of non extreme conditions. As you would imagine there are no sandwich constructions here, far too heavy, but the ride from Heads Aircoat technology remains pleasing and they are a reassuring and stable ski for what they are dont expect huge grip and power, they are not built for that. Agile yes, light yes, built for touring yes. Great for ski tourers of all levels looking for versatility than out and out performance in just one particular field."