By Jon Jay From SKIMAG.com
Designed by professional big mountain skier Jérémie Heitz, the 2021-’22 Scott Pure is designed to be the only ski in his garage.
The Scott Pure was tested at the 2021 SKI Test in Solitude, Utah in the men’s all-mountain wide category.
Building on the success of the Scott SuperGuide Freetour ski, which was awarded Gear of the Year for 2021 by SKI Magazine, Scott Wintersports recently announced that it is planning to release a bigger, badder version of that ski next season called the Scott Pure.
Designed by Switzerland’s Jérémie Heitz, the Scott Pure features a very similar core construction as the SuperGuide Freetour—a lightweight paulownia and beech wood core with carbon fiber and aramid elements—but steps up the downhill performance for high-intensity skiing with a layer of Titanal that has been pre-shaped specifically for the Pure’s design. Add in a sandwich-sidewall construction, and this ski is built to charge like an angry bull.
Heitz, a Red Bull athlete who’s big mountain charging became famous thanks to films such as “La Liste” and “Félicité,” wanted to design a ski that would be his only tool for powder skiing, big mountain charging, and high-altitude ski mountaineering.
“The future of skiing is having only one pair [of skis] in my garage,” says Heitz in a promo film about the Scott Pure ski. “What’s important for me in a ski would be that I could use this ski for everyday. It has to be super stable, playful, and also light to hike [for] hours with.”
Watch: The Man Behind the Scott Pure Ski
SCOTT – PURE | Jérémie Heitz from Fabian Weber on Vimeo.
In addition to the beefy construction, the Scott Pure also features a progressive sidecut that Heitz designed specifically for freeride. With a longer turn radius underfoot but a shorter one in the tip and tail, the ski is designed to be more maneuverable when navigating steep terrain, but can still make wide, sweeping turns when pointed down the fall line.
With a 109mm waist and only two lengths planned for this autumn, the Scott Pure is definitely going to be on many freeride skiers’ short lists for skis to check out this autumn. SKI will have a full review based on this ski’s results from the annual SKI Test in September.
2022 Scott Pure Details
- Lengths (cm): 182, 190
- Dimensions (mm): 142-109-128
- Turn Radius (m): 21 (182 length)
- Weight: Approx. 1,850 g (4 lbs. 1 oz.)