Powder & Backcountry — Floats steady, carves hard, tours light. A superski.
We designed the Citadel to be both light and stable, a combination not previously possible. To achieve this, we doubled the amount of VibeStop™ 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 worlds. 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(169cm)
Lengths:191cm, 184cm, 178cm, 171cm
Weight:1,818g(191cm), 1,717g(184cm), 1,635g(178cm), 1,579g(169cm)
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 for greater confidence no matter what terrain you're on.
A breakthrough technology
you’ll only find in a Renoun.
I’m a ski patroller in Utah. I purchased a pair of Citadel 106s toward the end of the 20-21 ski season and have had four days of skiing on them. Those days consisted of icy, packed powder, crud and corn conditions. I was able to compare my 178cm Citadel 106s against my Salomon QST 113s and 106s, and my Moment Deathwish Tours. Based on my four days I’m ready to get rid of my Salomons and Moment skis. The Citadels felt comfortable from the start. They ran true on the groomers, cut through the crud and cruised over the packed powder. They got on edger easily so that I may also find my Rossignol Experience 84s gathering dust in seasons to come. My Citadel tour set up using Marker Kingpins weigh in at 2337 grams a piece, whereas my other three tour setups range from 2650 - 3590 grams, making the skin far easier than I’m used to. The Citadel 106s may become my one ski quiver.
I am very impressed with the Renoun Citadel 106. I am 5’10” and 170 pounds and a Telemark skier. I purchased the ski at 191 cm. I find the ski to be quick, snappy, damp and snappy. It is playful and carves exceptionally well. It has a large sweet spot. It is quite strange how they do everything so well. A great one ski quiver for someone who does not spend a lot of time on the groomers, but when you do they let you rip great carved turns. I mounted the boot center about a half inch back of ski recommendations. I would highly recommend this ski to any advanced to expert skier or someone who wants to ski at that level. Great new technology!! Thanks for making hot skis. Bill Hernon
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!
These things rip. Through powder, crud, heavy or wet snow, they charge through it. Very pleased with them. Have been riding them at Killington all year, 50% on/50% off piste. They rip on trail, and have awesome edge hold, like a ski much heaver than it is. The light weight makes them easy to swing in the trees. Would be interested in trying the wider version if I was skiing powder more than a week a year. Had a hard time convincing myself to pay a premium for skis from a newer company, but I'm glad I did. Thanks Renoun!
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.
How Does It Compare?
Compatible With All Bindings
Renoun skis are compatible with any alpine binding on the market.
(Skis do not come mounted)
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Love Them Or Your Money Back™
1. Mount Your Skis
Mount up your new Renouns and take them to your favorite mountain.
2. Go Skiing!
Ski 3 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.
Drill it. Mount it. Ski it.
We believe in our product & our technology and stand firmly behind them. We offer a Moneyback Guarantee with every full-price ski purchase from us. Ski them up to 3 days within 6 months of delivery and if you aren't absolutely in love, we'll buy them back, no questions asked.