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Best Use

Powder — Best in soft snow and powering through crud and chunder after the storm passes.

Description

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.

Awards

“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
Blister Recommended
Backcountry Select

Specs

Waist:106mm

Dimensions:136-106-126mm

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

Construction

VibeStop™ 8 Channels

Core Aspen wood core

Reinforcement Full carbon fiber

Engineering
VibeStop™ (HDT)

Vibration Reducing Polymer

8 Channels of VibeStop™ provide unmatched dampness. Soft and playful at rest, yet stiffens when vibrations increase or force is applied.

Carbon Fiber

High Tech Stability

A full carbon construction means, more power and confidence without the weight.

Aspen Full Wood Core

Lightweight Strength

A strong, yet lightweight wood delivers a perfect balence of stability and backbone.

Race Base

Speed isn't an issue...

Our 4001 Sintered Race Base makes keeps your skis quick and nimble.

Moneyback Guarantee.

Never choose wrong — mount ‘em, ski ‘em and if you’re not totally in love, we’ll buy them back, no questions asked.

How it works >
  • Carbon Fiber
    More power and confidence without the added weight.
  • Versatile Shape
    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.
  • Race Base
    Sintered 4001 race base with an optimal balance of speed and durability.
  • VibeStop (HDT™)
    Soaks up impending chatter and vibrations to make for a smooth, powerful ride.
Durable Nylon Topsheet
Titanal Binding Reinforcement Plate
UHMW Sidewall
12 inlays of VibeStop™
Carbon Fiber
4001 Sintered Race Base
Carbon Fiber
Aspen Wood Core
24 oz Triaxial Fiberglass
Hardened Steel Edges
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VibeStop™

We embed channels of a non-newtonian polymer called VibeStop™ into every ski we make. When exposed to vibrations, the polymer hardens actively damping the ski. It literally adapts to snow conditions and ski style. It’s the first of its kind, sounds too good to be true, right?!

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Minimized Chatter

VibeStop™ decreases chatter & vibrations by over 300%.

More grip

Less chatter means better grip for more control — let it rip.

Increased Confidence

More stability means greater confidence no matter what terrain you're on.

A breakthrough technology
you’ll only find in a Renoun.

State-of-the-art materials work together for a feeling you've never had before.
Customer Reviews
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04/23/2021
RS
Rick S.
United States United States
Took the Place of Four Pair of SkisQ

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.

04/13/2021
BH
Bill H.
United States United States
Game Changers

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

04/08/2021
M
Max
United States United States
Love these so much!

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.

04/06/2021
EK
Edward K.
United States United States
Awesome Citadel!!!

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!

02/24/2021
CW
Chris W.
United States United States
Loving my Citadels!

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.

02/17/2021
KL
Kevin L.
Canada Canada
Exceeded expectations

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!

02/13/2021
FD
Frederick D.
United States United States
handle any kind of conditions

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!!

02/09/2021
KN
Kiere N.
United States United States
These will charge through anything

Great! Mount snow VT on a 3 inch day. Handled everything I threw at them....with style

02/08/2021
JF
James F.
United States United States
Love love love these

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!

02/08/2021
DW
David W.
United States United States
The versatility of this ski is off the hook

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.

02/07/2021
TL
Tony L.
United States United States
They ARE all they claim to be

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

02/03/2021
PD
Patrick D.
Canada Canada
PattyCakes hits the Rockies!

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!

02/02/2021
AR
Abigail R.
United States United States
Wowza!!

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!

02/01/2021
SR
Spencer R.
United States United States
Best All Around Ski

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.

01/31/2021
TM
Thomas M.
United States United States
My Citadel’s

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.

01/21/2021
M
Max
Sweden Sweden
I don't want another ski!

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!

How Does It Compare?

#topsheet

Endurance 98

The 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!

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