Voile Objective BC Skis

Voile Objective BC Skis
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ATTENTION: Voile Objective BC Skis are intended to be used with AT bindings. Mounting Voile Objective BC Skis with telemark bindings or quiver killers will void the Voile factory warranty. View telemark-compatible skis here.
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Achieve Your Alpine Ambitions.

Inspired by skimo racing, the latest members of our ski family place an emphasis on fast ascents and long-distance travel. They reside somewhere between our WSP and UltraVector skis.

Witness the new Voilé Objective.

Equally at home atop The Haute Route or on a long jaunt in The Catskills, these skis are light enough to go the distance and stiff enough to hold an edge on boilerplate. They won’t exactly shine in deep powder, but many an East Coast skier will likely press them into service at their local ski resort.

And as for the Voilé Traction Pattern Base, you already know the deal with that, right?

*The Traction Pattern base does not eliminate the need to carry skins.

Perfomance Focus:

Turn Personality:
Directional / Carving

• Ultralight touring
• Quick edge to edge
• Scaled "Traction Pattern" BC base

Related video: Everything you need to know about scaled-base skis

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Related video: What is the difference between our Hyper Series and our standard (poplar core) skis?


Shape / Profile

Early-Rise Camber

Tip: Early-rise tip and wide shovel provide excellent float in powder.
Tail: Minimal taper, with a wide and flat hard-working tail for control in debris and harder conditions.
Waist: Long running length. Engineered for strong edging ability when fast and steep. Cambered underfoot for stability.

Voile Objective BC Skis Camber Profile



Paulownia / Double Carbon / BC

Ultralight "Hyper Series" construction shaves nearly a pound per pair for easier ascents, with an additional layer of carbon for added stiffness. Traction Pattern "BC" scalebase has been included underfoot to allow for fewer transitions when traversing rolling terrain.

Voile Paulownia Double-Carbon BC Skis layup recipe:



* Please note that the width and radius of Voile skis differ from length to length so as to deliver uniform performance across the entire size range. ** Weights may vary slightly from one pair to another due to environmental factors and by nature of the fact that they are made by hand. Length (cm): 164
Tip Width (mm) 112
Waist (mm) 80
Tail Width (mm) 97
Radius (m) 18.0
Pair Weight (lbs-oz./kg)1900g
* Please note that the width and radius of Voile skis differ from length to length so as to deliver uniform performance across the entire size range. ** Weights may vary slightly from one pair to another due to environmental factors and by nature of the fact that they are made by hand. Length (cm): 171
Tip Width (mm) 115
Waist (mm) 82
Tail Width (mm) 99
Radius (m) 18.5
Pair Weight (lbs-oz./kg)2100g
* Please note that the width and radius of Voile skis differ from length to length so as to deliver uniform performance across the entire size range. ** Weights may vary slightly from one pair to another due to environmental factors and by nature of the fact that they are made by hand. Length (cm): 178
Tip Width (mm) 117
Waist (mm) 84
Tail Width (mm) 102
Radius (m) 19.5
Pair Weight (lbs-oz./kg)2270g

Product Reviews

Makes XC a joy
These are light enough for touring, get good traction on ascents and are good for downhill. They are my ski Nirvana.
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Why not add tail notch for skins?
I have not purchased these. I had to rate it to post my comment. I would definitely buy these skis if there was a notch for the skin strap at the end of the tail. I've read that skins slipping off the rounded tail is an issue without that notch. Other than that, looks like a ski that I'd definitely want to buy.
Steven Jepsen
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Oh yeah.
Light, efficient, capable. I've used these on day trips and multi-day missions. Love how you can blur the lines on mellow grades between skinning and skating. Not a ski for every day, nor every person. but the OB BC's are a ski that will always be in my quiver.
Mike Curiak
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My Favorite Expedition Ski
I picked up a pair of the Voile Objective BCs for the 2021-22 season and have loved them every minute. Super lightweight which makes them great for long touring days and alpine missions. The traction pattern base really works! I've skinned up the local ski hill the entire way without skins, though the feature performs best on low angle slopes. It's nice to not have to debate whether to put skins on for rolling hills or gentle inclines that would normally be a pain or cost transition time. I put a pair of lightweight pin bindings on these and used them to ski the Grand Teton this winter, as well as pulling heavy sleds across the Kahiltna Glacier and skiing off Denali in Alaska. Very happy with them and no issues with durability whatsoever. Will be using them again for big days this season.
Iain Kuo
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My favorite
For what I use these for, they are absolutely the best. That is XCD - low angle laps in trees. They aren't really cross-country in any way. They are full-on downhill skis with scales. The design lacks touring efficiency that you might want for XC skiing, but makes up for that in sheer climbing and descending ability, and at a really light weight. They are skiable with leather boots in softer snows. Not a resort ski, but stiff and solid enough to handle rough conditions with plastic boots. The rocker on them is fabulous and they seem to provide a lot of tip pressure in east cost snows.
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A friend called me skimo
I thought I was never going to go with a skinny ski... but after a few failed trips on my XC skis, I decided to sell them. I saw this Objective BC and decided to give them a try. I wanted some metal edge skis with scales for some specific approaches... so got this and put tech bindings. Super lightweight and great for the purpose. Long traverses and approaches are just so fun now. I didn't have to deal with skins on a recent trip... and they are fun to travel. It's probably not the best ski on soft powder conditions, but it was great on firm, packed trail and hard snow.
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Objective BC
Incredibly versatile.... I own a full range of AT gear and find myself often on my Objective BC's... And I ski over a 100 days every winter - enough said 😁
Rob D
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Go big then go home
I put a lot of time into thinking about my ideal ski for doing long ski mountaineering traverses as fast as possible- routes like the Sierra High Route or Wind River High Route. Ideally you could kick and glide the flats, skin steeper sections, transition quickly, and be competent and fun on the downhills and the Objective BC is really the only ski that meets those criteria. Since you don't spend all your time on the big objectives, I've found that this is a fun ski for recreational skimo races, 10k days because why not, and generally going fast up and down in the backcountry. They're impressively predictable and confidence inspiring on the way down in a way that skimo race skis just aren't. While it is true that the fishscales add a bit of friction on the downhills and there are times in the flats on an exit that you'll have to start kicking and gliding earlier, I've found that the overall time gained by not having to sidestep up the little bumps or contemplate whether or not you should put your skins back on and just be able to unlock the heel and keep cruising through low angled terrain is well worth the compromise. The 171 length with Dynafit 150 bindings and lightweight boots is an excellent combination for going everywhere fast with no compromises.
3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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NNN BC and Leathers
I have been having a blast on these. I wasn’t sure NNN BC and Leathers was going to be realistic on this wide a ski, but it seems to be working out great so far. I have been skiing mostly spring snow, and some older, not very deep (8”-12”) powder. I know these skis are not intended for NNN BC and Leathers, but I’m not the only one doing this (search TelemarkTalk.com). It’s great to be able to ski up or down with no concern about wax or skins. I’m not expecting great performance on hard snow with this setup — the boots and bindings probably don’t provide enough support for that. I mounted the bindings using epoxy soaked into the wood core to distribute the binding screw load over a bigger area. Bottom line, really happy I gave this a try.
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Best exploration ski
They are my go everywhere exploration ski and i own several Voilé skis and others. Around here, we have a lot of rolling hills and the fish scale works perfectly to get up with installing skins. In fact, i don't use skins very often. They are not powder ski but they do alright. I can't do 30km day with them. We are several Objective BC skiers as today in eastern Quebec, Canada!
Guy Bouchard
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Remarkable Design
I have been backcountry skiing in Alaska for 22 years and am currently skiing the 171 voile objectives with dynafit radical bindings. I am 6'1" and weigh 180 lbs. I have carried these skis over 60 miles on my back, skied them in July on 13,000ft+ peaks in the Alaska Range and am currently using them to ski deep blower powder. They easily make tight turns in steep couloirs, float well at high speeds and are incredibly light!
Cameron Brailey
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Living up to their name
These are great. I bought a pair of the first generation and I find myself using them more and more each season. I use mine for primarily for low angle trees and meadow skipping, but they are often pushed into steeper terrain when conditions are stable. I mounted the mountaineer binding on top of the hardwire riser (prior to the statement against using w/ telemark bindings) . I use the lightest/softest tele boot I could find. No skins, no need for wax and zero transitions make for many easy laps in most conditions...I've pretty much ditched my T1/22designs setup at this point and come full circle back to light & simple telemark... My only gripe is that I would have bought a longer length than 178 if it were available. It's a great bc telemark ski & seemed to be a step up in performance from similar patterned skis on the market which is why I chose a pair. I totally understand the statement against using telemark bindings on these as they use lightweight construction. Skiing the resort or very firm conditions with these and a telemark binding feels like it'd contribute to a ripped out binding fast. It'd be cool for Voile to keep a skinny ski like this around for pinheads though, just sayin'
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164cm: Part No: 5220-164-2324 UPC: 759948919386
171cm: Part No: 5220-171-2324 UPC: 759948919393
178cm: Part No: 5220-178-2324 UPC: 759948919409