Sondre BC

Back country ski for moderate terrain or lighter skiers

The Sondre ski is a light, affordable back country ski with a steel edge, a moderate wax pocket, and a 12mm sidecut.

Less stiff than the Amundsen, the Sondre is suitable for lighter skiers, for beginners, and for moderate terrain: while narrow enough to fit in groomed tracks, it has steel edges to ensure stability and a good grip on hard snow off the tracks too.

Sondre Nordheim is known as a pioneer of modern skiing. Noted as the inventor of the first Telemark ski with a sidecut, he was instrumental in the development of stiff ski bindings at the heel, allowing skiers to jump and turn without the risk of losing skis.

Choosing the right length

Ski length is determined according to body weight and height. The table below is only a guide, however – experience, skill, terrain and individual needs can all influence your choice of length.

Generally speaking, moving through rugged terrain calls for shorter skis than the open mountain plateau. And for beginners, short skis are easier to control. If you’re mainly skiing along tracks, length isn’t the most crucial factor. For good float on deep snow, a slighter wider ski is useful. Lighter skiers might consider a shorter ski; heavier skiers a longer ski. Skiers with loads such as backpacks and sledges might consider a longer ski.

Body length Weight (kg) Ski length
145-155 cm -50 165 cm
155-165  50-60 175
165-175 55-70 185
175-185 65-80 195
185-190 75-90 205