High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Interest: Mountaineering, Backcountry Skiing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Photography
FYI Nordic BC skis (like the ones johngenx linked to) usually quote the width at the tip (the widest part), whereas AT & telemark skis typically quote the width at the wait of the ski (the narrowest part).
Also if you want to be able to edge your skis effectively in harder snow, you need to match the boot to the width of the ski. Narrow skis can be edged with soft low cut boots, but big wide skis demand a stiffer, taller boot.