Chamonix, France (October 24, 2023) – blackcrows, the iconic French ski brand focused on design-driven high performance ski products and apparel is introducing its latest addition to the world of backcountry skiing – the draco freebird. This revolutionary ski is the most performing touring ski to date, offering skiers an unprecedented level of adherence and enhanced skiing in all snow conditions with minimal effort. 

Joyfully double rockered with a long turning radius and generous width, it is designed to be the solution for free riders looking to amp their touring game. It’s a game-changer that blends the best of big mountain skiing and freebird agility, providing skiers with unparalleled opportunities to explore and conquer the most challenging backcountry terrains.

Developed in close collaboration with blackcrow athletes Nikolai Schirmer, Christina “Lusti” Lustenberger and Sam Favret, the draco freebird is the ski for those who want to be wild and creative in the backcountry. With the desire to offer those three skiers a vehicle for their creativity and a tool to perform, the draco freebird was developed. From the Fjords of Senja and the pillows of Roger Pass to the north faces of Bassin d’Argentières, this new ski was created to ride it all, in full autonomy.

The draco freebird plays a key role in the new blackcrows film, The Draconians, featuring athletes Sam Favret and Nikolai Schirmer. Favret Sam joined Nikolai Schirmer at his home in the far north in Norway, to discover the secrets of narrow couloirs descended at full throttle, slopes that plunge straight down to the sea and days that push back the nights.The draco freebird is lightweight enough for the ascent, yet still has the power, precision and stability for descents,” says Schirmer

Lusti says, “when you’re stepping into these huge places you want to have absolute confidence.” The ski is designed for ski touring and big lines – a wide ski to keep you floating, big turning radius and a double rocker to keep it playful. 

This draco freebird is the embodiment of freedom and creativity in the wild, offering skiers the chance to seek new horizons and create unforgettable memories. It’s the result of relentless dedication and collaboration between blackcrows and top athletes who know the demands of the backcountry. 

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