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Ski Touring combines Cross Country Skiing, Ski Mountaineering and Downhill Skiing. To contact us by telephone or email, 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 firstname.lastname@example.org It is a type of…
Ski Touring combines Cross Country Skiing, Ski Mountaineering and Downhill Skiing.
To contact us by telephone or email, 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 email@example.com
It is a type of Skiing that involves travelling across snow-covered landscapes on skis; the route may include ascents and descents.
Ski Touring is usually done off-piste in pristine environments outside busy Ski Resorts. Skis used when Ski Touring are Nordic Skis, the free heels that allow for a wide range of movement.
Types of Ski Touring
Nordic: Nordic Ski Touring involves using skis that generally free up the heels. Nordic skiers do not have to change their skis when going uphill or downhill, which is useful when skiing on rolling terrain.
Traditional Nordic: This type of ski touring uses lightweight, simple skis, often similar to cross-country skis and ideal for groomed trails or perfect snow conditions. They allow for easy negotiation of mildly hilly trails, as the skier does not have to change them when going up or downhill.
Back Country Nordic: Back Country Nordic skis are a midpoint between Nordic and Telemark skis. The broader and stouter skis are designed for use in the Back Country and allow for more control over turns and speed, which can be helpful when touring on steeper slopes.
Telemark: Telemark skiing is usually done in the backcountry or ski areas on steeper slopes, so the skis are adapted to allow the skier greater control when going downhill. Telemark boots are also easier to walk in.
Alpine: Alpine Ski Touring (or Randonee) skis are ideal for descending slopes but can be less easy to negotiate long, uphill treks as they are heavier and stiffer than other skis in other difficult skiing conditions. Most of the time, alpine ski boots will be switched to hiking boots when walking uphill.
Snowboard: Snowboard Touring usually involves the boarder swapping their board for either snow shoes, a split board or short skis for the uphill traverses.