"Heavenly" Saint wins Backcountry Magazine's 2011 Editors Choice Award
Although the leaves haven’t started changing color and the temperatures are warm, in mountain towns across North America, talk is rapidly switching from summer excursions to what skis everyone will be shredding on this winter. For avid skiers patiently enduring beautiful summer days, the time has come when it’s appropriate to start getting ready for winter. Once the fall gear guides come out, winter conversations, and most importantly discussions about ski gear, are fair game.
The Backcountry Gear Guide arrived on newsstands and in mailboxes this week, featuring the G3 Saint as the Backcountry Gear Guide Editors’ Choice for Mountaineering Skis. Calling it a “subtle backcountry standout that can handle anything and make it look easy,” the Saint blew away the testers and surprised the editors with its power-to-weight ratio. At 6 pounds, 11 ounces per pair, the Saints are “shockingly hard charging for the weight,” gushed one ski tester.
Thanks to G3’s semi-cap construction, the newly designed Saint is light enough to take on long tours, but stable and stiff enough to shred through all types of conditions. The Backcountry testers were excited by the Saint’s versatility, stating “every day, every way, it works.” The Saint is a true all-mountain, one-quiver ski for those who spend time in the backcountry, but also ski the resort. Whether cruising groomers, effortlessly plowing through crud, or floating in deep powder, the G3 Saint gives a stellar performance on either side of the rope.