Altai Skis was conceived by Nils Larsen and Francois Sylvain in 2009. We both have had extensive ski industry experience and had worked together designing nordic and backcountry skis for over ten years. We felt there was a great potential for skis designed for what we like to call ‘pocket backcountry’, the skiing many […]
When Francois and I created Altai Skis, our main goal was to make accessible and affordable skis that worked well in the winter backcountry areas that lie close to where many of us live. We call this backyard backcountry. Maybe its not as glamorous as the terrain and skiing found in the ski movies of the […]
I have become so enamored of skishoeing with the Hoks and a single pole that we will sell them this year on the website. A few of us have been out scouting and cutting this summer already (see pics) and are getting quite the stockpile. Lodgepole pine is the wood of choice, very strong and […]
Here are the latest videos from Altai Skis.
Our press release announcing Altai Skis to the World! Altai Skis Press Release CONTACT: Nils Larsen Francois Sylvain firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.altaiskis.com New hybrid ski and snowshoe introduced North America (April, 2011): The Altai Ski Company is born. Altai Skis represent a convergence of utility and adventure in backcountry ski design. Altai Skis’ first ski, the […]