Ski touring

The Skier's Haute Route - Salomon Freeski TV S9 E7

For Mike Douglas and Alexis Godbout, a ski touring trip through Switzerland's Urner Alps was about much more than simply exploring a beautiful mountain range on skis. It was a chance to push themselves and expand their definition of what it means to be a freeskier.

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Ski touring equipment with Freeride World Champion Nadine Wallner

Freeride World Champion Nadine Wallner and Chris Zarfl give you a few tips for right ski touring equipment.

N: Hello, I'm Nadine Wallner and I'd like to give you a few tips on touring. Anyone thinking of going on a tour should have safety equipment with them. This includes: an avalanche transceiver, a probe, a shovel, a First Aid package and an airbag.

VO: For guidance there are maps, GPS device, altimeter, mobile phone, and pocket binoculars in the backpack. For descents or for risky uphill sections you should have a helmet and possibly also back protector.

VO: The ski length based on your height and your skill level. Experienced ski tourers and freeriders have skis up to 10 cm above their height - beginners choose a ski of 5-10 cm below their height. Basically you can say that skis with more powerful rockers turn more easily and can therefore travel a little farther. While the rocker facilitates the ascent through powder snow, it makes it difficult to climb in hard and icy sections. (Because only a small part of the skin is in contact with it).

VO: with the specific ski touring binding, the heel can be loosened for the ascent, and for steeper sections the so-called climbing aid can be folded out.

VO: touring poles can be length-adjusted, and also make it possible to keep the uphill pole beneath the grip, so as to compensate for the slope.

VO: A good touring ski boot is characterized by low weight, accompanied by sufficient support and rigidity for descents. For ascents, it can be quickly and easily adjusted in such a way that more freedom of movement is provided for the ankle.

VO: The skins prevent the skis from slipping back during an ascent. To mount them, wipe the surface with a cloth to ensure that it is clean and dry. Then attach the skins to the ski tips, smoothing down the fur slowly from top to bottom – and simultaneously using the other hand to peel off the plastic protective tape.

Make sure that the fur is free of folds and is mounted parallel to the ski edges until you can hook it on again at the ski tail.

The mounting method varies at tip and tail depending on the manufacturer – but the important thing is that skin and ski go together.

Removing the skins is done in reverse order: Loosen them at the tail, pull off, place the protective film on the adhesive surface and then roll them up. At home or in the cabin, you should roll out the fur once again to let it dry.

Have fun touring! Your Bergfex team.

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Dave Treadway - Cabin Trip - Ski Touring

Dave exploring the backcountry touring his way to the perfect run.

Ski Touring: 5to9 Adventures Episode 03 (Full HD) I VAUDE

Ski-Touring in Zurich: 5to9 adventures episode 3. You do not experience adventures by going to far away places. But by engaging in them. To prove this hypothesis, we started an experiment. In the 3rd 5to9 adventures episode we accompany the astro physicist Rok Roskar from Zurich to some early morning ski-touring. The weather conditions were perfect, with wonderful powder snow for breakfast. But ski-touring is just one of many possible pre-work-adventures.

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Choosing The Best Alpine Touring Binding

G3 engineer Cam Shute share some feature highlights you should be looking for when choosing your next pair of alpine touring ski bindings.

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Armada 2016-17: Intro to Ski Touring with Todd Ligare

Wrangelled - A Ski-Mountaineering Flick

The Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska is 13.2 million acres full of spectacular mountains and glaciers. In April of 2013, 4 friends ventured into a remote section of the park to live on a glacier for 2 weeks, setting up base camp in the center of untouched terrain.

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When To Use A Ski Touring Binding's Heel Lifter

AMGA certified mountain guides Margaret Wheeler and Jeff Ward talk through the pros and cons of when to use each heel lifter setting on a ski touring binding.

Alpine Touring Bindings Basics

Alpine Touring Bindings (which are sometimes referred to as AT or Randonnee bindings) are designed to provide the performance of a traditional alpine ski binding on the way down, but they allow your heels to lift naturally on the way up. When used with climbing skins, AT ski boots, and proper technique, Alpine Touring bindings allow you to efficiently access backcountry terrain.

How to pack a skitouring backpack

Check out how speed mountaineer Benedikt Böhm prepares for a high alpine ski tour, what apparel he packs in his backpack to keep him warm and which products should not be missed to enjoy a great ski touring adventure in the high mountains.

Crete: White Dreams – Uncovering an untapped ski touring paradise

Crete: White Dreams – Uncovering an untapped ski touring paradise. This is the story of five ladies from the Dynafit Team. They got out of their comfort zone, exposed themselves to adventure and entered a world where strangers became familiar friends and dreams transformed into reality.

How To | Alpine Touring Essentials

In this video Cole takes us through some of the essentials you'll want to check out for alpine touring. This will cover some of the basic gear and explain it's purpose and importance while out on the hill.

Ski Touring - Top Tips for Performing Kick Turns with Glenmore Lodge

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Glenmore Lodge instructors Neil MacPherson & Mark Ker offers some top tips for performing kick turns. Glenmore Lodge has an extensive range of ski touring courses catering for all abilities.

Most Famous Ski Touring Race in the World

Mammut is going horizontal. #project360 is no longer just about marveling at traditional alpine tours and classic climbing routes;it now includes perhaps the most famous ski-touring race in the world: the Patrouille des Glaciers

Tatry Freeride Powder i Skitouring

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The Ultimate Ski Touring Challenge - Atomic Waymaker 2013

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The inaugural Atomic Waymaker, the ultimate ski touring challenge, has proven a great success, despite the difficult weather conditions. The eight ambitious teams breathed life into a concept which is both inspiring and which celebrates the versatility of the sport.

When asked at the start about their goals in the Atomic Waymaker, the United States of Canada team answered with a mixture of emotion and irony: To be able to say in 20 years that we took part in the very first, now globally successful, Atomic Waymaker. Now, Marc Smiley, Andrew McNab and Reiner Thoni will be able to wrap up their story with a very satisfying punch line - because not only did they compete in the inaugural Atomic Waymaker, they won it.


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Lyngen Alps Ski Touring, Storgalten, April 2016

Lyngen Alps Tour to the summit of Storgalten, Norway, April 2016 with Snoworks Ski Courses and RPM Guiding Ric Potter

How to Ski Tour the Haute Route: Chamonix - Zermatt

How to Ski Tour the Haute Route: Chamonix - Zermatt

5 day ski expedition from Chamonix to Zermatt with Olly Norris ( and Tom Wilding. This video serves as a video diary of the trip with GPS track data. This accompanies the technical blog at

For those of you who have kept up to date with my ski touring blogs this winter, this a very special one, as I look back over a sensational trip from Argentière in the Chamonix Valley, France, to Zermatt, Switzerland. This famous Grand Tour across the Alps is usually completed in as many as 8 days, but myself and Tom were aiming to do it in as few as 5 days.

Ski Trab Tour Rando XL (
Scott Fly'air (
Mammut Pulse Avalanche Transceiver (
BCA Tracker 2 Avalanche Transceiver (
Black Diamond Raven Ultra Ice Axe (
DMM Cirque Ice Axe (
Petzl Ice Screws 16cm (
Petzl M10 Modular Crampons (
Dynafit TLT Radical ST Bindings (
Suunto Ambit3 Vertical (

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ski touring and ski mountaineering boot advice

Phil Evans of Backcountry Uk explains the different types of boots used for backcountry skiing and recommends good ski/boot/binding combinations for ski touring, ski mountaineering and freeride in Europe.

Ski touring trip in Troms 2016

Finally my dream came true! I went to the north of Norway for a ski touring trip. I was camping and touring for a week in the Lyngen Alps and then I spent my second week in Tromsø, touring also almost every day around Kvaløya and Tromsø area.
The snow conditions were really good in the first week, powder almost all the days and sunny and cloudy weather ☺ In the second week the weather changed and became more warm so the snow melt a bit, but anyways we could find some good snow.
The feeling of ski from the fjord to the summit is just magic. I could also see some northern lights, what a spectacular in the sky! It was also a stunning experience.

One thing I’m sure is that I will come back to that incredible country, people and mountains!

Tusen Takk Astrid and Vegard for everything. I really enjoyed share with you that experience.