Powder — Best in soft snow and powering through crud and chunder after the storm passes.
We designed the Citadel to be both light and stable, a combination not previously possible. To achieve this, we doubled the amount of VibeStop™ (HDT) embedded in the aspen core and extended the VibeStop™ channels almost the entire length of the ski. This additional amount of vibration-reducing VibeStop™ allows the Citadel to weigh in at under 1,650g/ski, yet be more stable than a ski with far more weight. It’s the best of both words. At 106mm underfoot, it’s soft-snow oriented and yet versatile enough to use as an everyday charger. Float in the powder, and grip on the groomers.
“Renoun is a genuine pioneer in featherweight ski design. A full-carbon ski, the Citadel 106 stacks up against the most weight-conscious backcountry sticks, but doesn’t suffer from the same chattery stiffness as the others in that class. It skis very much like a precision metal resort cruiser, especially as you open it up. The ski relies on a proprietary and top-secret aerospace polymer that the ice-mad Vermonter scientists call VibeStop™. The faster you ski, the more pressure you apply—or the choppier the terrain—the damper and more powerful the ski gets.”
- David Page, Powder Magazine [Seen in 2021 Buyers Guide]
Freeskier Magazine Editors Pick 2021
Powder Magazine Skier’s Choice 2021
Powder Magazine Skier’s Choice 2020
Powder Magazine Skier’s Choice 2019
PugSki.com Testers Choice 2021
ISPO Gold 2019
Radius:20m(191cm), 19m(184cm), 18m(178cm), 17m(171cm)
Lengths:191cm, 184cm, 178cm, 171cm
Weight:1818g(191cm), 1717g(184cm), 1635g(178cm), 1579g(171cm)
Factory Bevel:1 degree base / 1 degree side
VibeStop™ 8 Channels
Core Aspen wood core
Reinforcement Full carbon fiber
How it works >
More power and confidence without the added weight.
With rocker in the tip and tail, the more you tip the ski on edge the more it engages into a turn. Rocker-camber-rocker profile provides float on pow days, and performance on hardpack when you need it.
Sintered 4001 race base with an optimal balance of speed and durability.
Soaks up impending chatter and vibrations to make for a smooth, powerful ride.
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VibeStop™ decreases chatter & vibrations by over 300%.
Less chatter means better grip for more control — let it rip.
More stability means greater confidence no matter what terrain you're on.
A breakthrough technology
you’ll only find in a Renoun.
Skiing the PAC Northwest. These skis do it all, and in the same run. Powder, junk, ice. Also use them for AT and they are super light! How can they power through the crud? Must be that non Newtonian magic. I swear I can feel them change in real time as the conditions do.
After having been a Praxis Ski addict for 15 years, I was skeptical buying a different brand, but the Citadel is now my daily driver in Solitude, UT. I plan on buying 88’s next season to add to my quiver. So glad that I read the Powder magazine review!
I was wary of going with a wider ski than I usually use, but a good snow year encouraged me. I took to the Citadels immediately, and now use them as my everyday ski. Great carving on groomers, and still quick to turn on bumps and woods. Not sure what I need my narrow skis for anymore.
Got these to replace my well used DPS Wailer 112’s. First turns on them today on semi-groomed hills (and a few off piste forays into the deeper goods) Very stable underfoot, turn well and loads of fun. Look forward to skinning with them and trying out some deeper snow! So far, I would recommend them to anyone! Enjoyed letting them run and feeling them stiffen up the faster I went! Easy to order and quick delivery. Well done folks! Awesome for this Canuck to ski on made boards!
Bought the Citadel's to be my go to east coast mountaineering ski. Since there wasn't much snow early this season that gave me the opportunity to test them out at the local ski areas. I was pleasantly surprised. This ski could be my quiver of one. Tried them in powder, on groomers, and in hardpack (east coast code for ice). They held an edge and carved turns really well on everything except maybe boilerplate, and who really wants to ski on that. I don't. We have finally started getting enough snow to take the Citadel's into the mountains. Of course they excel there. They'll handle any kind of conditions and can make any kind of turn (short or long) that you want to make. Their light weight makes the approach a joy. Quiver of one indeed!!
Great! Mount snow VT on a 3 inch day. Handled everything I threw at them....with style
Great ski! First day out was variable with crud, untracked tree, and groomers. These have nice float and are quick in the trees but can also lay trenches on groomers when you want them too. Can’t say enough good things!
All I can say is "wow"! I borrowed my son's Citadels for my trip to Jackson Hole last week. The Citadels are the best pair of skis I have ever used. Bar none. They were unbelievable in all conditions--powder, hard pack, bumps. No chatter. I think the versatility of this ski is off the hook. In theory, a 106 mm width should not be able to perform on hard pack, bumps, and 3 feet of powder—all during the same trip. I am serious, beyond impressed.
Really fun versatile ski. Groomers at speed ✔️, powder ✔️, trees ✔️, crud ✔️, hard pack ✔️. These skis make the mountain a playground, I look forward to taking them out every time
After almost destroying one of my skis on the very first day, got them fixed and went in search of deep snow. Although the deep stuff was few and far between my Citadel’s were able to carve their way across the groomers like champions! Very happy with how light and nimble they are, waiting to try some back country in the next few weeks!
If you are looking for a do-it-all ski, this is the pair for you. Whether it’s shredding resort terrain or ripping through the backcountry, the Citadel 106 is THE ski. Used mainly as my first light-weight, touring ski, I am beyond impressed. I would highly recommend these skis or any other Renoun whips up!
They are amazing. I've never had a ski handle so well and efficiently, especially for doing very tight, quick carves. The light weight combined with the perfect technology, makes these skis the most universal ski on the market. I would highly recommend to anyone that skis any terrain and conditions.
I really loved the edge- holding and the great stability at speed! I’m looking forward to getting into some deep snow and seeing how they do.
I don't know where to start. The Citadel 106 is perfect. I've skied it in 70cm powder in Japan, been touring with it in Lofoten in northern Norway, with the salomon shift binding. Carved it on hard groomers and got my hips almost touching the snow. Gone full throttle though "end of day pistes" which are just pure ice mixed with moguls. And in that "end of day pistes" I ran 800 verticals straight and you can really feel how the ski gets more stable through the run. It's hard to imagine that a ski so light can be so stable, poppy and fun to ride on. I basically want to stack up with this ski just to have fresh versions ready. I just love it! Been lending it to friends as well and several have bought the ski! Go for it!
Managed two days on piste and a 5.7km tour up a skin track with really good early season conditions Pro’s Light weight Fun and easy to slide, carve an agressive high speed turn, smear, and maneuver in tight terrain Carves as expected of a 106 ski in soft groomed, hard pack groomed, not bad on ice, better than expected. Really wants to be on edge and holds the edge really well, much better than expected Well round flex pattern, consistent Pops decent out of a turn Unreal for touring Cons Wants to be on edge. Not meant for charging straight, get a much heavier ski Fair amount of tip chatter at high speeds when not carving, to be expected at this weight
Overall amazing ski. Mounted them with the Salomon S/Lab touring binding. In bounds with the kiddos, check. Backcountry, check. Bumps, check. Cliffs, check. All in the 20 days I could get in prior to a pandemic. Keeping up with the kiddos in bounds requires very high speeds and the ski is rock solid. Clearly the HDT technology works. Tight trees with deep powder and the ski was ultra responsive. Very light, not quite as light as a pure touring ski, but the little bit of extra weight was easily outweighed with the ear to ear grin heading back down. A quick shoutout to the guys at Renoun. I was searching for a new ski and they asked great, knowledgable questions, and gave me a quick pros/cons of two different skis that they thought would work. Needless to say... #nailedit! Thanks!!!
How Does It Compare?
Endurance 98The Endurance 98 is the wider brother to the Endurance 88 and is overal a slightly more versatile design. For skiers who realistically ski 50% of their days off of hardpack, it's great for variable snow depths, trees, and the occasional pow day. The Endurance 98 is suited for those who don't need as much float at the Citadel 106 or quite as much grip as the Endurance 88. View Endurance 98 >
Compatible With All Bindings
Renoun skis are compatible with any alpine binding on the market.
(Skis do not come mounted)
Free Shipping & Returns
All full-priced skis ship for free to US, Canada, the EU & Japan. Returns are free, too.
We also pay all import duties for international orders — you just cover applicable local taxes. We've got your back, friend!
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1. Mount your skis
Mount up your new Renouns and take them out to your favorite mountain.
2. Go skiing!
Ski a few days – get a feel for them in a variety of conditions.
3. Not in love?
If you don't absolutely love them, remove your bindings and send them back for a full refund.
This guarantee gives you 3 days on-now to try out your new skis. Within 6 months of delivery, if you don't absolutely love your skis after 3 days skiing, we will buy them back no questions asked.
So, if you buy the skis today, but your first days of skiing aren't for almost 6 months, then you can still return them. How about that?!
Moneyback Guarantee does not apply to used or demo or blemished skis unless otherwise specified. Bindings are excluded from all warranties or exchanges — it's a liability thing, sorry!