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Marquette Skis Discontinued? Try These Maybe...

Updated: Feb 9

I've been unable to get Backcountry to respond to inquiries about the future of the Marquette Backcountry Ski but all indications are that they were very ready to yank the product the second the final pair was sold. It didn't move to "out of stock" it vanished and now redirects to XC. Tell them you want them! Or tell them to let someone else take the mold, remove the word backcountry and make them again. Many solutions if Backcountry can be made to care at all. They don't know what they have killed. Never even skied it. I'm happy to help them with that on a moment's notice.

Right after the lawsuitapalooza concluded the management team changed to new people and the trail went cold. I have emailed them a few times over the years since and never gotten a reply. Interest in the skis is only increasing (the media won't leave me alone and my socials keep growing) as the hassles/barriers of traditional skiing solidifies in the marketplace and the risks/time associated with traditional backcountry skiing are unsolvable without this product. I've hacked skiing and want to help you do it too.

Here's how they used to be made (hoping to get this video back on the internet):

If you have any to sell let me know as I have dozens of buyers nationwide ready at all times. DM me on twitter or instagram @wfg_den.

All inquiries via email, social and online chat to Backcountry have been fruitless for any facts about the situation since 2020 and the founder of the product refers all questions to Backcountry, so it's theirs to produce and sell, or kill off, or let someone else take over. My assumption is they've never skied it and are happy to have it gone due to it's name and strange history with their company. Sad! Too bad because there's nothing else like it on the market for Simple Skiing. Let's change the name and bring it back, gang.

There's an entire class of skis on the market that are adjacent, but not directly comparable.

Check out offerings from... (often called trek skis or sliding snowshoes or skishoes)

Black Diamond

Erik Sports



More? Let me know.

If you live near Denver I maintain a Marquette demo and boot fleet and am happy to get you out there and show you around, but beware it's always 100% weather dependent and not planned much in advance. Much like surfing.

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Joe Carter
Joe Carter
Mar 19, 2023

Love it. Have you seen Blue Moris' hike skis? They are a Japanese company and sell through this retail store:

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