There is no surer sign that ski touring is becoming mainstream. Decathlon is selling its own brand & we’ve been testing them out. Are they any good & why walk uphill in the first place?

Location: Combloux, France.

Conditions: Powder snow.

Event: Testing Decathlon’s Wedze brand of touring skis.

So, what’s it all about?

And here are the weapons of choice:

Testing Wedze touring skis. Image © PlanetSKI.

Testing Wedze touring skis. Image © PlanetSKI.

So what about the basic, entry level touring ski?

And what were they like out on snow?

So, how does the touring malarky all work?

And what about the medium range mountain touring ones?

And the fat off piste ones?

And despite my  interest in the ski testing, there was also a spot of cheese to sample at the test.

It is the type of food you take with you when heading into the backcountry after all.

Testing Wedze touring skis. Image © PlanetSKI.

It’s hungry work testing skis.

Decathlon sells four different types, ranging in price from £399.99 to £629.99.

Wedze touring skis from Decathlon

And why is there a growing interest in touring?

We’ve been doing a bit of it lately here at PlanetSKI.


Touring in Le Tour 

Ski touring: Just an uphill slog?  

A taste of touring

Ski touring on the up

And if you are interested in other Decathlon ski gear check out this earlier article on PlanetSKI on the highly affordable ski clothing:

Read more here about Decathlon Ski Clothing