Åsnes Backcountry/Fjellski INGSTAD
The Ingstad BC is a modern back country ski with a generous sidecut, built for speed and agile turns. An ideal ski for demanding descents and extended traverses across fl at terrain alike, its versatility comes from a moderate wax pocket, a pronounced Nordic rocker, and a tapered tip: it is stable, willing to turn, and easy to handle in deep snow and demanding terrain.
Ingstad BC skis are equipped with Skinlock, ready for a climbing skin to be attached in an instant for climbing. For this ski, we recommend a 58 mm X-Skin in nylon for wet and steep terrain or a narrower mohair skin (45
mm) for cold temperatures and fl at terrain.
Helge Ingstad, once Governor of Greenland and Svalbard, was known as a trapper, polar hero, and scientist. He published several best-sellers about hunting in Canada, Greenland and Svalbard. Through this work he contributed to the creation to the heroic representations of the hunter’s adventurous life. Ingstad was also a researcher with a particular interest in the history and ethnography of the Arctic who contributed to our knowledge of the cultures of polar societies and the Norse settlements of North America.
Details from Asnes Ingstad:
-Wide Back Country ski optimized for downhill and flow
-Easy to turn
-Moderate wax pocket to increase downhill performance
-Short skin system reduces friction when using skins
-Sidecut: 84-62-74 mm
-Steel Edge Complete
-Material: Woodcore Poplar Core
-Lengths: 165, 175, 185, 195, 205 cm
-Weight: 2.050 g/ pair
adequate Short Skin:
Asnes X-Skin Mohair 58 mm # AS541005
Asnes X-Skin Nylon 58 mm # AS541002
Asnes Mohair Longskin 2100/60 CF #AS541208
A matching pole to the ski: Asnes Ingstad Alloy Pole #AS541703
Ski without binding!
90 YEARS OF SKI MANUFACTURING
For 90 years Åsnes has manufactured robust mountain skis for touring and expeditions. The history of Åsnes began in 1910 when the oldest brother in the Åsnes family received a job position at the Hagen Ski factory in Christiania (present day Oslo). Here, he learned the art of crafting skis, and by 1913 four of the six Åsnes brothers worked for the Hagen Ski factory. In 1922, two of the brothers traveled back home to Straumsnes and started manufacturing skis in a traditional « sperrestova» barn on the farm. Within about a year all of the four brothers working for the Hagen Ski factory moved back home to Straumsnes to manufacture their own skis. In the beginning the brothers didn’t have much funds but they had the motivation and a strong work ethic. They received their lumber from the other side of the fjord and paid for it with fish. On the way over to purchase the lumber they would spend their time fishing in the fjord. They rowed the lumber back to Straumsnes, and out of these pieces of lumber came the most amazing skis the west coast of Norway had ever seen. Åsnes has a long and rich history based upon hard work and true grit. The Åsnes family built their first factory in 1933 and in 1937 the brothers company, Åsnes Ski AS, received their first order from the military of defense. In 1948 the factory burned down, with the help of family and friends a new factory was raised within two years. The new factory was three stories tall and had a total of 500 square meters of floor space. The factory was expanded several times over the following years and at its largest had a floor space of over 2500 square meters. Åsnes had one of its peak years in 1977, they manufactured 137,000 pairs of skis at the Straumsnes factory. There were rough times during the following years at the Straumsnes factory. In 1985 Åsnes had a comeback with the increasingly trendy Telemark Ski. The skin lock system was released in 2003 and within the past few years has once again given Åsnes a strong position back in the ski market.