Saw-whet owl

Saw-whet owl

2023 | Skiing for Women | Adventure

Regular price $850.00 Sale price$595.00 Save $255.00
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Our Nyctale ski is inspired by the little owl found in the forests and mountains of Quebec. A perfect ski for playing in densely forested slopes. It might also remind us of that mountain hut near Mount Logan, where memorable ski days end in unforgettable evenings...

A very agile and extremely playful ski, it will enable women skiers to weave through the trees like tango dancers! Like the Torngat, its torsional flexibility provides good edging on hard-packed or groomed surfaces, while its suppleness and front and rear rockers give you the agility you need to maneuver easily in powder.

Its small size (158cm and 166cm) is ideal for women of small stature or those looking for a shorter, lighter ski (1.35kg per ski) that can take them on any adventure.

Dimensions / Radius

158 cm
125-95-111 mm
R - 14 m
166 cm
125-95-113 mm
R - 15 m



3.0 KG (pair of 166 cm)

Camber profile

Hybrid design (standard camber + rocker at tip).

  • Floatation maximized by a 362 mm rocker at the tips.
  • 223 mm heel rocker
  • Optimized edging thanks to standard 30 mm camber under
    the foot.

      Semi-cap sandwich construction

      • Durable, impact-resistant nylon topsheet.
      • Triaxial fiber box for torsional rigidity and progressive flexibility.
      • Laminated poplar core from the Rimouski region.
      • Sidewall for rapid edge response.
      • Anti-vibration strips for better control.
      • Profile 39 steel edges.
      • Structured polyethylene agglomerate base with stone finish for better wax retention and glide.
      • Heel protector for optimum protection and solid support of climbing skins.

      Ski name Turn radius Measurements: Spatula - skate-heel Cambers
      Mounting point (from heel)
      Hog's back 171 17 meters 138-112-126 3 77cm
      Hog's Back 178 19 meters 138-112-126 3.5 80cm
      Hog's Back 186 21 meters 139-112-127 4 84cm
      Hog's Back 192 23.5 meters 140-112-128 4.5 87.5cm
      Owl 158 14 meters 123-95-111* 3 71cm
      Owl 166 15 meters 125-95-113 3 75cm
      Torngat 173 16.5 meters 125-95-113 3.5 79cm
      Torngat 181 18.5 meters 125-95-113 4 82cm
      Sig sog carbon 169 16.5 meters 133-105-122 3 76cm
      Sig sog carbon 176 18 meters 133-105-122 3.5 79cm
      Sig sog carbon 184 20 meters 133-105-122 4 82.5cm
      Goat 161 15.5 meters 132-105-120 3 72.5cm
      Goat 169 16.5 meters 133-105-122 3 76cm
      Goat 176 18 meters 133-105-122 3.5 79cm
      Sig sog 176 18 meters 133-105-122 3.5 79cm
      Sig sog 176 18 meters 133-105-122 3.5 79cm
      Sig sog 184 20 meters 133-105-122 4 82.5cm
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      What people say about our skis

      The Hog's back is my favorite ski!
      It offers a nice wide platform to float well in the powder.
      The wide front tips keep the ski out of the crazy snow.

      Great freeride ski!
      Perfect for the mountains of Canada's West Coast.

      It's also very versatile, allowing you to cope with changing conditions.

      An excellent product.
      Made in Quebec. 🙂


      ...I've had racing skis under my feet since I was a kid. That's why I was afraid that powder and touring skis would be soft, flat to ski on groomed runs, and that I'd only enjoy them in a snowstorm. I was afraid of nothing with the Sig Sog Carbon. The Sig Sog Carbon are beasts. They can take short radius turns at high speed just as well as big turns at high speed...

      JP Bernard

      With this width, some might be reluctant, but I assure you, it's much more maneuverable than it looks (and even rather light, too!).

      After 2 full seasons on this ski (and it's my only ski), I've skied it in every possible condition. Obviously it excels in the terrain it's designed for, powder, but you'll also be able to "Carver" it on groomed terrain with a bit of speed!

      And what's more, it's made in Quebec.

      Gabriel Pitre

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