Lhasa Pow

Our #1 selling ski, the Lhasa Pow was the first true carbon/fiberglass rockered one-ski quiver with positive camber underfoot.  PM Gear’s Lhasa Pow for 2015 has evolved again as it takes rocker and carbon fiber to the next level.  As the world’s first full line of hybrid carbon fiber and fiberglass skis, the construction of the Lhasa Pow has been refined for increased torsional rigidity with carbon strength on four axes and additional layers of rubber to dampen the ski for a smoother ride. New full color nylon topsheets will be more reflective to increase snow shedding and reduce heating from solar radiation but will still demonstrate that when we say there’s carbon fiber in our skis, we leave some windows so you can see it for yourself.

The Lhasa’s bullet-nosed rockered tip shape planes powder and slices crust ahead of the ski like an icebreaker.  It flexes when it needs to and absolutely does not flop around at speed on groomer hardpack, nor is it a lifeless chunk of thick wood core with a couple layers of fiberglass and some generic carbon fiber thrown in for bragging rights.  This ski flexes unlike other skis, especially in the tip, which has a wood tongue extending all the way up into it to allow a clean solid flex that eliminates tip chatter, yet flexes to prevent any submarining tip dives in deep snow.  This tip is more than the front end of the ski. It clears the path for the rest of the Lhasa’s ample shovelprint through crud, crust, cake, and powder.

The Lhasa Pow is a semi-pintail ski, with a 20mm difference between the tip and tail widths. Effortless in anything soft over two inches deep, the Lhasa 186 requires a forward stance on the hardpack. The hardpack forward edge pressure needed on the 186 Lhasa is not necessary on the 191 or 196 Lhasa, as the longer lengths diminish the semi-pintail taper the 186 Lhasa. The 179 Lhasa has dimensions independently formulated that allow it to ski more like the 191 Lhasa rather than accentuating the semi-pintail of the 140/112/120 dimensions of the other Lhasa Pows.  If that’s confusing, shoot us an email and we’d be happy to explain in more detail.


Effective Edge
Tip Height
Tail Height
Mounting Point From Tip
179 1481 137 110 113 78 20 32 1005
186 1520 140 112 120 85 20 34 1040
191 1570 140 112 120 85 20 37 1045
196 1610 140 112 120 85 20 39 1090