IS SKI TOURING AN EASY SPORT TO GET INTO?
Or is ski touring a science unto itself?
“It’s just like mountain hiking, just in winter", is probably not the best advice for anyone wanting to get their first taste of the sport. Especially as a beginner, and even if you know the mountains from the summer months, you should take your first crack at this new sport in easy terrain accompanied by friends or acquaintances with more experience. Avalanche courses and equipment tests are a great opportunity to learn from the experts about product innovations as well as safe ways to navigate snowy alpine terrain. Ski touring equipment and technique have a few more wrinkles than might be apparent at first glance.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR A SUCCESSFUL DAY IN THE MOUNTAINS?
WHAT EQUIPMENT IS ESSENTIAL FOR SKI TOURING?
Your first set of ski touring equipment has a big part to play in whether you return from your first ski tour with a big smile or a frown on your face. The right shoes and skis that are comfortable going up as well as down the mountain, along with the correct safety equipment (avalanche transponder, probe, shovel, helmet) are essential for combining enjoyment with safety. Additional assistance is provided to you in the form of a pocket folder published by the Austrian Alpine Association, serving as a checklist that’s very useful for everyone, not just for beginners.
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WHAT’S THE CORRECT WAY TO BEHAVE IN OPEN TERRAIN OR ON THE PISTE?
IT ALL COMES DOWN TO BEING WELL INFORMED!
If you want to set out on a ski tour next to the piste, it is important to me informed about local rules and regulations. At our locations in Schladming and Zell am See, the local lift companies will also be happy to clarify what’s allowed and what’s not. Furthermore, you should always obey the FIS Rules of the Slopes whenever you are in, or on the edge of a ski area.