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.
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!!!
Super punchy, low swing weight
This flex is absolutely sweet, I can butter them just fine and they're super punchy. They have such a low swing weight anyway, very easy to spin and super fun to charge bump fields on as they pivot on a dime, so they don't feel too rigid at all. I've been trying to relate them back to other skis I've demo'd in the past year... they have the punchiness of the Mantra M5 mixed with the charging swerve of the Rustler 10 and the playfulness of the Candide range, and they have it all in a ski that weighs a fraction of nothing. Next level business indeed. My biggest fear before getting on them was that they'd lose feel due to their lightness in the same way as Fischer's Ranger series did for me... nope, no worries there at all. I still can't quite figure them out in the air, but thats just cos they're light and not due to a lack of feel or feedback. My problem, not theirs.
Lightweight Powder and Touring Weapon
After skiing on the Citadel for 100+ days this past season, I have had the opportunity to test this ski in every condition. As expected, the Citadel performs excellent in the soft snow and powder. On the other hand, don't be afraid let these puppies run on the hard-pack- The HDT is no joke. The faster you go, the more stable the ski becomes, the stability almost feels unlimited at high speeds. I also had the opportunity to tour on these skis last season. Coming from the Icelantic Nomad 105s the first thing I noticed was the difference in weight and how much faster and with less energy it took for me to tour. All around and excellent ski and would highly recommend it to anybody looking for an all mountain ski that can ski pretty much anything.
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!
Renoun uses VibeStop™️ in basketball floors like PennState's court in Altoona.
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Renoun has patented VibeStop™ in surfboards and boat hauls. A more stable ride on the water? Yes please.
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!