Explo 96
Explo 96
Explo 96
Explo 96
Explo 96
Explo 96
Explo 96
Explo 96

Explo 96

Regular price$894.95
Ski size
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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.

You will find below a table to guide you in the choice of your ski size, according to your height. However, it is important to consider your needs and the places where you ski.

Your height [pi'in'']/[cm] Pionnier 104 Explo 96 Zigzag 92
5'3''/160 cm 164 cm 162 cm -
5'5''/165 cm 164 - 172 cm 162 cm -
5'7''/170 cm 172 cm 172 cm -
5'9''/175 cm 180 cm 172 cm 177 cm
5'11''/180 cm 180 cm 182 cm 177 cm
6'1''/185 cm 188 cm 182 cm 177 cm
6'3''/190 cm 188 cm 182 cm -

Why choose a longer ski?

  • Your ski experience level is advanced/expert
  • You like to ski fast and enjoy stability at high speeds
  • You like to ski aggressively
  • You are looking for a better flotation
  • You are heavier than average for your size
  • 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 to flotation
  • You ski more slowly / you want to start turns at low speed
  • You do not ski aggressively
  • You are lighter than average for your height
  • You think your current skis are too long
  • You ski on narrow terrain

We suggest:

Pionnier 104 | Approximately the height of the person + a few cm
Explo 96 | About the size of the person and a few cm less
Zigzag 92 | About the skier's height

The Explo 96 is designed for backcountry skiing and alpine touring at ski resorts. It is designed to be used on a variety of different terrains, from hard snow to powder. It offers optimal grip and stability on different types of terrain. It is dynamic, agile and incredibly versatile.

Questions? Please contact us, we're always happy to help!

  • camber 3P : Engaging and maneuverable ski at low speeds - a plus for low angle terrain.
  • Semi-cap sidewall : Semi-cap sidewall: This construction offers the same durability and edge retention as the standard or "sandwich" construction, but with less weight and better impact resistance. Unlike other manufacturers, our semi-cap construction includes a full-length sidewall for complete protection.
  • Climbing tail : the tail of our skis is designed to hold your skins in place. Plus, it can be notched for a better fit with your skin clip. So you can venture out with confidence, even in the most challenging conditions.
  • Short radius for ski width : Allows you to initiate fast and energetic turns (perfect for tight couloirs). Very agile and playful ski.
  • Progressive rocker

  • Grip flex : Increased torsional stiffness for grip and edge stability.

  • Good ratio of stiffness and flexibility
    • Learn more about stiffness distribution: click here






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  • Designed and manufactured in Quebec (Canada)
  • Carbon neutral
  • 2 year warranty
  • Free shipping in Canada

If you're one of those people who gets straight to the point, then this video is for you.

Meet Jonathan, co-founder, in this video where he explains in detail the features of this ski.

Inside your EXPLO 96

The poplar wood cores used in our skis come from sustainable forests in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, located less than 100 km from the manufacturing plant. This means that cutting is done with the greatest respect for the environment. Selective cutting is done to improve forest regeneration. Finally, poplar makes the skis lighter and more resistant.

The titanal mounting plate is designed to handle the toughest conditions. It adds isotropic rigidity under the boot, which increases grip and stability on firm snow. In addition, its superior quality allows it to exceed necessary safety standards.

Our topsheet is 50% biobased. Biobased materials are derived from renewable organic matter. In addition, it contains 20% recycled materials and is made with castor oil. This makes our skis extremely durable and waterproof, which guarantees the longevity of our products.

Although fiberglass is not as rigid as carbon fiber, it is stronger. Strength is the ability of a fiber to not break under the weight of a load. That's why this fiber is the ideal choice when it comes to adding strength and durability to skis.

Carbon fiber has the perfect mechanical properties for building high-end skis. It is also well suited for touring skis because of its excellent
lightness/stiffness ratio. Carbon makes the ski light on the way up, but strong on the way down.

We use Entropy Resins' Super Sap epoxy in all our skis. This epoxy is biobased, which means that the materials used to make it are derived from renewable organic materials. In addition, this epoxy offers the same performance as traditional resins, but with less environmental impact.

Stiffness distribution.

We have provided you with the stiffness distributions of our skis. More transparency, more information and a quantified and objective way to inform you.


Combining performance and eco-design.

Making skis that perform well while respecting nature is a matter of course for us. Because nature is above all our playground... This is why we are committed to producing all our ski technologies in a more sustainable way.


Life cycle analysis.

In collaboration with an external environmental firm, we have analyzed each step of the production of our skis to evaluate their environmental footprint.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Stephan Perreault
De la joie !

Au départ c'était la fierté de me procurer un ski québécois, produits par une équipe de passionnés qui étudient à la même faculté que moi jadis... (fin 1980...) Avec des valeurs écologiques, que demander de plus ? Évidemment, du plaisir et de la performance ! Et c'est au rendez-vous : on a donc les 104 pour les Chics Chocs et les quelques journées de poudreuse en station et les Explo pour nos journées régulières en station.

Les meilleurs

Je les adores ! Une légèreté et une agilité incroyable dans les descentes ! Facile à monté quand je vais dans l'arrière pays. C'est exactement ce que j'avais besoin.

Martin Girard
WoW! Quels skis!!

J’avoue avoir hésité avant de choisir les Explos ayant déjà des 95 mm. Mais j’ai vite vu la différence d’agilité et de souplesse. Comme passé d’un fatbike à un enduro, (pour les adeptes de mtb). En plus, montés avec des fixs de télémark Meidjo 3 c’est un must!!

Frederic Blanchard
Ski polyvalent, local et joueur

Je cherchais un compromis entre ski en station et hors piste/rando.

J’ai trouvé un ski qui a répondu au-delà de mes attentes.
Performant et stable en downhill, le ski pourrait en donner plus mais le skieur est limité 😉

Jason B.
Excellent neuf point en moins pour durabilité

J'adore l'expérience d'acheter local. Ayant cherché un ski pour faire de la station et pouvant aller hors piste j'ai été attiré par ce concept ski. Apres une 12aine de sorties il perform tres bien dans l'arrière pays encore mais a perdu bcp de sa "fougue" sur les conditions plus dure de la station. Aurait-il un besoin pour une grandeur additionel ou contruction moins ultra légée necessaire pour les experts 6' @ 200lbs pohr ce type de ski ?