I use them for both patroling at the resort as well as touring in the local canyons in my town. I've probably got 18 tour trips on them this winter and 30 resort days. I can tighten them up real nice when I'm at the resort, as well as keep them loose when i tour, walk around, and hike. I had the inserts heat molded at the local shop (not at home) for best fit which adds an even more awesome fit. Good luck!
It's just as good as a dedicated Alpine boot and the replaceable soles allows changing types with minimal effort.
Some users run touring heel soles (and pin bracket) or modified DIN heel soles (and pin bracket) with DIN toe soles for alpine use. I swap both.
These boots are much lighter than my alpine boots (Atomic) and it's obvious.
Best of luck!
Nope, just get the Vibram mountain piste attachment and you'll be set! I use mine for work, skinning with my tech setup, and piste with the Vibrams on. Cheers!
Yes! I use them for resort piste as well as bc