The Backcountry model has been a Praxis favorite since the beginning. While the shape of the ski has remained relatively untouched, Praxis engineers have been hard at work to reduce the overall weight without compromising the integrity and feel of the ski. With a smooth, slow tip, the BC is nimble and maneuverable in soft snow, while a low camber combined with a smaller sidecut makes this ski snappy and responsive. The tip rocker is relative and complementary to the modified sidecut, making for smoother turn initiation and transitioning easily from edge to edge. Though the BC was originally designed for touring, it is no stranger to the resort and has also become a popular lift-access ski.
Praxis Skis are “Handcrafted in the Sierra Nevada”. Our factory is located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, where the mountains are our backyard. Our skis are constructed by inspired skiers who take pride in producing the perfect ride for a variety of individual needs and styles. By designing skis that work for you, we aim to elevate the experience of skiing.
Praxis Skis was founded by Keith O’Meara and is supported by a group of dedicated skiers committed to developing new concepts for the ski industry. Since the inception of Praxis Skis and throughout the past nine years, this once-small company has built a remarkable reputation for producing progressively designed skis that also happen to be some of the most well-built and durable skis in the world. Unlike many other companies out there, our skis are manufactured 100% in house from beginning to end at our factory in North Lake, Tahoe. Our Computer Numerical Cutting (CNC) technology allows us to produce low volumes of custom skis with incredibly accurate precision. When the CNC technology is combined with our commitment to developing all of our premium ski parts in-house, we can more easily prototype and test progressive ideas before releasing the model to the world. It is not uncommon for us to be on the lift talking about a new ski design on Saturday, then skiing and testing the finished product within a couple days. This unique aspect of our manufacturing process allows us to push the conventions of ski technology and create innovative designs that often become industry standards.
We are constantly striving to challenge norms within the ski industry. Being at the forefront of the “Rocker Revolution”, the skis we develop are not your ordinary skis. Our use of progressive shapes and moldings has enabled us to develop ski that make skiing off-piste, powder, and variable conditions easy for even the intermediate skier, propelling the rider to a whole new level of skiing.