The impending ski season here has got me thinking about lightweight 4 season tents. It seems that alot of these tents utilise 1 - 2 ski poles, however I haven't been able to find any tents which utilise the 4 poles you are likely to have when you have 2 people ski touring.
The only ideas that I have are to make a tunnel tent using two arches formed by 2 sets of ski poles. I have added a particularly amatuer sketch of what one may look like (the red sections represent poles, the black sections cord/rope, the blue lines the material - while the blue lines between the poles represent a component to join the poles). This way you are getting an extremely rigid tent without the use of any poles.
In terms of using the ski poles to make a 4 season tent in this way, using a system similar to that of the aarn pacer tents (which I find work really well) may do the trick, however something would be needed to cut out some weight (they have a heavy metal pole right in the centre [see below])
Anyone have any other ideas, or alternatively know of something akin to this?