MTN Approach is the first snowboard specific backcountry brand by and for snowboarders. The solitude and refreshment of the backcountry experience is what drives us and we are focused on riding better terrain with better equipment. Located in Ketchum, Idaho in some of the most isolated backcountry, the MTNApproach System is designed, assembled and tested by hardworking snowboarders and we are stoked on earning our turns.
The MTN Approach System is the most effective alternative for riders who want the feel and reliability of a solid snowboard while riding downhill in the backcountry. With no removable parts, permanent skins and lightweight design, this is the simplest and most efficient way to walk in fresh snow. A pound saved underfoot is a lap earned.
CLIMBING SKIN MATERIAL
Nylon based climbing skins are permanently affixed to the base of the skis. Skins provide efficient glide and resist glopping and icing.
MTN Approach SKI CONSTRUCTION
Paulina wood core with cap construction and full wrap steel edges. Skis perform much like a traditional AT ski, providing ample float and control.
LOCKING CAM HINGE
Patent pending hinge is constructed of durable fiberglass filled nylon with a 7075 T6 hardened aluminum cam. PVC coated cables aid in folding operation.
Binding is constructed from 6061 T6 aluminum and has a rigid heel loop for side hill stability. Straps are made from a heavy-duty polyurethane, extra wide and suited for cold weather conditions.
Elevator is easily folded up or down with the handle of your pole. 70mm tall this galvanized steel bail aids in steep hill climbing.
MTN Approach BACKPACK
The MTN Approach backpack is large enough to carry all of your backcountry essentials. Using technical materials an design, it’s lightweight and very functional.
With specific pockets for each of your accessories, this pack is the perfect tool for accessing the backcountry with a MTN Approach System.
MTN Approach CUSTOM SKI CARRY POCKET
Our pack is designed to carry the MTN Approach Skis comfortably close to your core and safely in a durable pocket to protect the rest of the gear in your pack.
All parts of this pack were designed for convenience and comfort while hiking. Access your gear easily and keep your water handy while touring.
COMFORT AND FUNCTION
Paying attention to the details, we added as many useful features and comfortable design elements as possible. Ergonomic padding, a place for your camera, whistle and everything.
MTN Approach ADVANTAGE
Less Expensive – Unless you are cutting your own board and donating bindings, MTN Approach is a more affordable kit.
Lightweight – Only 3,6 kg (total weight Including skins) 1,8 kg per foot, per step = less fatigue & longer tours
Simple, with quick transition time – Unfolds in seconds, no removable parts and no skins to peel, or glue
Ride any board you want – You already own a snowboard that you probably like to ride. You don’t have to give up your quiver to get some fresh tracks!
Ascends effectively – Continuous steel edges and dual side cut (both edges of the skis) makes easy kick-turns and gets a more reliable edge when sidehilling
Full camber – Creates the most effective edge and surface area for the climbing skin to be gripping the snow.
Size – Packs away easily in the integral backpack for your descent.
The most efficient way to climb: “…for every 1 lb on your foot, it’s like carrying an extra 6.4 lb of weight on your back.” [Authors: S. J. Legg a; A. Mahanty – This study was conducted in part fulfilment of an MSc in Human and Applied Physiology, London University 1982. Published in: Ergonomics, Volume 29, Issue 3 March 1986, pages 433 – 438]
Includes the MTN Approach folding skis, and integral backpack. This system is rated up to 160 kg total user weight with our new cast Aluminum front hinges, permanent clibing skins, and universal bindings.
Paulownia wood core with cap construction and full metal wrapped edges
Permanent, 75% mohair 25% nylon climbing skins
Patent pending foldable climbing/hiking system
Binding constructed with 6061 T6 Aluminum and has a rigid heel loop for side hill stability. Straps are made from heavy duty polyurethane, extra wide and suited for cold weather conditions
Includes integral backpack specifically designed to carry skis, gear, AND your snowboard
138 cm long
140/110/130 – Tip/Waist/Tail
2,1 kg per ski
12,7 cm wide
53,34 ” long
System = 5,5 kg total weight
WEIGHT PER SKI (LBS.): 1814g
SKI MEASUREMENTS OPEN: 140cm
SKI MEASUREMENTS CLOSED: 54cm
USER WEIGHT CAPACITY (W/ CAST ALUM.): up to 400 lbs.
BOOT SIZE WOMENS: > 5.5 (US)
BOOT SIZE MENS: < 14 (US)
35 L PACK (WITHOUT SKIS): 1550grams