Pionnier 104
Pionnier 104
Pionnier 104

Pionnier 104

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Choosing the right ski for your needs

All of our ski models are versatile in a variety of snow and terrain. Refer to this table to help you make your choice.


Choosing the right size of skis

Choosing the right ski size is very important for an optimal skiing experience. There are several factors to consider when choosing the size of your ski, such as: its size, its weight and the type of ski.

Below is a table to guide you in choosing your ski size, depending on your size. However, it is important to consider his needs and where you ski.

If you're still not sure after reading this size guide, contact us and we will be happy to find the right length for you!


SURFEUR 112 

SKI SIZE

176

184

Your size

5’5” – 5’10”
(166 - 178 cm)

5’11” – 6’3”
(180 - 190 cm)


PIONNIER 104


SKI SIZE

164

172

180

188

Your size

5’3” – 5’5”
(160 - 165 cm)

5’6” – 5’8”
(167 - 173 cm)

5’9” – 5’11”
(175 - 180 cm)

6’0” – 6’3”
(185 - 190 cm)


EXPLO 96


SKI SIZE

156

162

172

182

Your size

5’1” – 5’3”
(155 - 160 cm)

5’4” – 5’6”
(160 - 167 cm)

5’7” – 5’10”
(170 - 175 cm)

5’11” – 6’3”
(180 - 190 cm)


EXPLO 86


SKI SIZE

156

162

168

174

Your size

5’1” – 5’3”
(155 - 160 cm)

5’4” – 5’6”
(160 - 167 cm)

5’7” – 5’10”
(170 - 175 cm)

5’11” – 6’1”
(180 - 185 cm)


ZIGZAG 92


SKI SIZE

177

Your size

5’7” – 6’1”
(170 - 185 cm)

 

  • For downhill skiing : On-piste skis need to be agile, responsive and able to make turns. It is advisable to choose skis that are 10 cm smaller than the recommended size.

  • For freestyle skiing : Freestyle skis are designed in Twin Tip mode, which means they have a reduced contact area with the snow. To ensure stability and agility, it is advisable to choose a ski of your size. 

  • For touring skiing It's best to choose a ski of your size.

  • For freeride skiing : Freeride skis need to offer stability at high speeds and float in powder. It is recommended that you select A ski of your size, up to 10 cm more.


Why choose a longer ski?

  • Your level of skiing experience is advanced/expert
  • You like to ski fast and appreciate stability at high speeds
  • You like to ski aggressively
  • You're looking for better flotation
  • You are heavier than average for your height
  • You think your current skis are too short
  • You ski on terrain with a lot of space

Why choose a shorter ski?

  • You are a beginner in alpine skiing
  • You prefer agility over flotation
  • You ski slower / want to initiate turns at low speeds
  • You don't ski aggressively
  • You're lighter than average for your size
  • You think your current skis are too long
  • You ski on narrow terrain

The Pionnier 104 was originally built for the tight trees of Quebec, but it’s by no means some niche ski that only shines in one arena. Designed for adventurous skiers in pursuit of powder and tight terrain, the Pionnier 104 has established itself as an intuitive, maneuverable, and remarkably versatile ski, adapting seamlessly to various turn shapes and styles.

Its relatively short sidecut radius and tapered shovel make it pretty easy to both carve and slash through tight terrain. The midsection's stiff-flexing nature and a less tapered tail provide a strong sense of security when edging, maintaining stability even during larger turns that might exceed the expected capabilities than its on-paper sidecut radius might suggest are possible.

The Pionnier 104 embodies the perfect blend of performance and versatility, pushing boundaries to deliver an exceptional skiing experience, whether in deep powder or the more technical areas of dense forests.

"The Pionnier 104 was originally built for the tight trees of Quebec, where it was designed and manufactured, but it’s by no means some niche ski that only shines in one arena. Its fairly short sidecut radius and tapered shovels make it pretty easy to both carve and slash through tight terrain, while its stiff-flexing midsection and less tapered tail make it feel very secure on edge — even when making much larger turns than its on-paper sidecut radius might suggest are possible. The Pionnier 104 also offers nice suspension for its weight, while not feeling like a major burden on the skin track. If you want something a bit more forgiving and fun on piste, the Pionnier 104 warrants a close look. And if you prefer a looser, surfier ride and are looking to prioritize performance in soft conditions, be sure to check out Ferreol’s new (and aptly named) Surfeur 112"

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SKI SIZE

164

172

180

188

Tip width (mm)

133

134

134

146

Waist width (mm)

104

104

104

104

Tail width (mm)

125

126

126

127

Radius (m)

14

14

16

17

Weight per ski (g)

1634

1660

1720

1891




  • Designed and manufactured in Quebec
  • Carbon neutral
  • 2 year warranty
  • Free delivery to Canada

Bundle offer : Complete the set and receive 10% on bindings and skins


Poplar core: Poplar cores are sourced from sustainable forests, less than 100 km from the factory. The environmentally-friendly harvesting involves selective cutting to enhance forest regeneration, resulting in lightweight and durable skis.

Birch mounting plate: The birch reinforcement plate in the Pionnier 104 provides additional strength under the boot while minimizing the associated weight increase. Birch allows the Pionnier to combine safety, lightness, and agility, making it a reliable and playful companion on the slopes.

Carbon fibre: Perfect for high-end and touring skis, carbon fibre provides an excellent lightweight-to-stiffness ratio, ensuring lightweight ascent and solid descent performance.

Fibreglass: While fibreglass may not be as rigid as carbon fibre, it possesses greater strength. The strength lies in the fibre's ability to resist breaking under the weight of a load. That's why this fibre is the preferred choice when it comes to imparting strength and durability to skis. 

Biosourced epoxy: Entropy Resins' Super Sap biosourced epoxy utilizes renewable materials, offering performance equivalent to traditional resins with reduced environmental impact.

Biosourced topsheet: The 50% biosourced topsheet, made from renewable materials and 20% recycled materials, is manufactured with castor oil, ensuring exceptional durability and waterproofing.

The Pionnier 104 boasts above-average bending stiffness, enhanced by its pronounced camber. This design facilitates easier initiation into and release from turns, providing a forgiving feel in bumps. The ski's sufficient torsional stiffness ensures stability and reliable edge-hold. The harmonious blend of these features makes the Pionnier 104 exceptionally agile and versatile, catering to a range of skiing styles and terrains.

Torsional stiffness (Nm²)How difficult it is to flex a ski



Bending stiffness (Nm²)How difficult is it to twist a ski

Carbon footprint composition : An overview

The Pionnier 104 has an average carbon footprint of 20.44 kgco2eq, which roughly corresponds to the carbon emissions produced by a small car over 108 km.


Carbon footprint composition : Materials

The strategic combination of fiberglass and carbon fiber in the Pionnier ensures high performance while minimizing its ecological footprint. The utilization of a birch mounting plate, along with a topsheet and biosourced epoxy, further reduces its environmental impact.



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Customer Reviews

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Johanne
Quebec eco-design!

THE Pionnier 104 is a very versatile skiing and pleasant to ski. Ideal in fresh snow, bumps or spring "soup", even in the undergrowth; It is also comfortable on the groomed and hardened tracks.

A wide ski with a short radius (16 m) is what my spouse and I needed to enjoy thick snow.

It's been two winters that we have the honor of skiing with skis manufactured in Quebec, thought and developed by young people from here who are concerned about the ecological footprint of their products.

We have seen that their skis attract attention in the West…. Bravo Ferreol and good continuity!

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Viau Luke
WOW!

I skied the Pionnier 104 For the first time in Western Canada this winter my skis still had the J. label from the first turns, I felt comfortable on these skis in all kinds of conditions of Sunshine and Lac Louise. Small machines!

I simply loved the way this ski behaves in the typical conditions of Western Canada. Underloe, powder and worked surface, skiing is very versatile.

Many people in Western Canada asked me about the origin of my skis and when I told them that they were in Quebec they were surprised! Even a Banff store asked me for information on my skis.

Congratulations Férréol!

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Stephan Perreault
Happiness !

At the start it was the pride of obtaining a Quebec ski, produced by a team of enthusiasts who study at the same faculty as me formerly ... (end of 1980 ...) with ecological values, what more could you ask for? Obviously, pleasure and performance! And it's there: we have the 104 for chic shocks and the few days of powder in the station and the Explo For our regular days in the station.

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Anne Sophie
Extremely versatile, impressive skiing!

Since I bought my Pionnier 104, I think I sell my 2 other ski pairs! It is finished the time to have a pair of skis for each type of use! I use them in hiking in all types of conditions and in the tracks, it is a joy of skiing with it, at all times. I recommend 100%, proud of such a good Quebec product.

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Michael Wenzl
Pionnier 104

The 104 is pure pleasure, both crazy and on track. A real 1st of class, like its designers.

Thank you Ferreol.