Ski touring is a sport that attracts more and more people every year. Unlike downhill skiing, it allows you to make more extraordinary discoveries and admire the snow-covered alpine landscape. But for a better experience, it is very important to bring appropriate equipment.
Ski touring: a real passion!
Just like skiing, ski touring or mountain skiing is a winter sport. This activity tests the endurance of the sportsman and is practiced outside the slopes and ski areas. This represents a great risk. Thus, a mastery of the basics of ski touring is mandatory to be able to go on a raid. In any case, this sport is practiced in two stages:
- the ascent: it requires great physical strength and bodybuilding, because we sometimes use crampons and ice axes to move forward.
- and the descent: it’s one of the most fun, but also one of the most dangerous moments, so be on your guard.
Anyway, with a good ski touring equipment, you will live sensational moments !!
What is the ideal outfit ?
When it comes to clothing, prefer a multi-layer clothing. Technical underwear should keep you warm and ensure optimal comfort. While for the second layer, opt for fleece instead. And on top, wear a waterproof and breathable jacket. Out with jeans and slims. You need to wear ski pants that will make you comfortable. Next, you need complete ski touring equipment: ski touring boots, ski socks, a scarf, a hat or hood, a pair of ski goggles, mittens or gloves, etc. In addition, you should also bring some spare parts at the bottom of your ski touring bag if you are going to spend the night under the stars.
Necessary materials and equipment
In order to avoid uncomfortable situations, it is essential to bring suitable ski touring equipment. First of all, you need a comfortable backpack that can support the loads. Then, you need to take the following equipment with you:
- touring skis and poles
- of sealskins
- enough food to last for the number of days of your hike
- bottled water
- a first-aid box in case of a boo-boo.
- an ice axe and cleats.
At the bottom of the ski touring bag, you can add other accessories for an excellent ski touring holiday. These may include a headlamp with batteries, ski mask, high protection sun cream, balm or lip cream, personal belongings (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, etc.), identity papers, camera, telephone, knife, shovel, probe, survival blanket, helmet, gaiters, etc. Maps and tops as well as a compass will also be very useful…