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

Dave Treadway - Cabin Trip - Ski Touring

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

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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Backcountry Skiing 101

Are you ready to make the leap from the ski resort to the backcountry, but not sure where to start? In this video we'll go through the basics of backcountry skiing equipment, what you need, and what to think about as you build out your set up.


REI Presents: Follow Through

People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich: Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At sixteen, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook The Chuting Gallery. Irreverent and wonderfully arbitrary, the guidebook lays out a set of 90 ski mountaineering lines across Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. They were difficult and dangerous. When she first said out loud she wanted to ski them, she was met with laughter. “Maybe it was because I was five feet tall, or I was a little blonde girl, but I remember that clearly — and it didn’t feel good” says Gleich. After a decade building her skills, Gleich set out to complete her vision and become the skier she dreamt of being. “Follow Through” is a story of loss, belonging and desire for respect. In this age of hyperconnectivity, which voices do we choose to hear and which do we ignore?

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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 in Morocco with Stian Hagen

The African continent is not what you would normally assosiate with ski touring and powder skiing, but in this clip you can follow Völkl rider Stian Hagen and friends as they explore the skiing opportunities of the Atlas mountains in Morocco.

Was hat Marokko mit Skifahren zu tun? Nun, zunächst einmal nichts, könnte man meinen. Doch Extremskifahrer Stian Hagen aus dem Völkl-Team belehrt uns eines besseren: Zusammen mit Freunden bricht er für eine Skitour ins Atlasgebirge in Marokko auf. Die grandiosen Aufnahmen seines Trips sprechen für sich: Pulverschnee, perfekte Pistenvoraussetzungen und keine Menschenseele soweit das Auge reicht.

The Faces of Dav: The Mountaineer | S1E6

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Over the last 4 years, Davenport has successfully climbed every 14,000-foot peak in Colorado. Now he has his sights on an even loftier goal; climbing the Centennial peaks of Colorado- the top 100 highest peaks in the state. Chris takes to southwest Colorado with partners Ted and Christy Mahon, checking off three more peaks and bringing them within striking distance of completing this 2-year project.

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(1/5) Ski touring strength and endurance exercises | 10-week training plan (English)

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The training plan gives you a daily overview of exercises and timings for training.
Preparation, endurance sessions and mechanical axis training: In the first training set we start with a simple initial test. This is followed by short strength endurance intervals, alternating with longer, less intense sessions. In addition to endurance, we also strengthen the mechanical axis and increase flexibility – for more efficient ascents on ski tours!

ORTOVOX ASCENT ski tour backpack

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Our SKI TOUR backpacks are getting reinforcements: The ultra-light and technical ASCENT is perfect for demanding days spent in the mountains. That’s why we’ve focused on The important things and thought through every detail. It has a rope attachment, ice axe holder, and side and diagonal ski attachments. The circumferential front zipper provides quick access to all your important things. In the generous upper compartment there is space for your cell phone, keys or other small items. The backpack is extremely light thanks to the nylon 100D Robic Ripstop, but also abrasion resistan. Despite this reduction we have of course still emphasized high wear comfort: The foamd 3D back system distributes the weight evenly between the hip fins and the padded shoulder straps. This makes the ASCENT the perfect companion for your day spent touring!

ski touring pin binding advice and comparision

A roundup of some of the latest lightweight ski touring pin bindings, with advice on suitability.

Dynafit - From the Road - Full Film

From The Road is a story of a skier’s personal journey, seen through the lens of redemption and triumph. Delivered through the unique personal perspective of former professional ski guide Eric Henderson, the film is centered on a human powered ski adventure in Alaska with a diverse team of ski athletes on iconic peaks in the heart of the Chugach Mountains. From The Road offers a unique view into the sport of backcountry skiing, and both its human limitations and liberations, ultimately revealing why this particular group of skiers have joined – to give Henderson another try at Meteorite Peak, a foreboding peak normally reserved for helicopter skiing, where he broke his neck in 2009 causing his professional guiding career to come to a screeching halt.

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How to Choose The Best Backcountry Ski Width For You

Some quick tips on how to select the best width for your next pair of backcountry skis.

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Dynafit Relay - Ski Touring Activities

Our 4 Dynafit athletes will show you the 4 different ski touring activities: Ski Running, Speed Touring, Ski Touring and Free Touring. Toni, Consti, Johanna and Robert will explain you through the 4 categories in action and show you the versatility in ski touring.

Ski Touring in the Lofoten Islands

Ski Touring in the Lofoten Islands, Arctic Norway - sea eagles, northern lights and amazing skiing in Arctic wilderness.

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 pack your Ski Touring backpack | Dynafit

Dynafit General Manager and ski mountaineer Benedikt Böhm explains how to pack your Ski Touring Backpack. Being efficient and light on the mountain is often key for ski touring - here are some tips and tricks.

What's in the Pack? - Andrew McLean's Day Tour Essentials

Andrew McLean has a reputation for packing light and moving fast (very fast) when he sets out on a backcountry ski tour. The video crew caught up with Andrew and had him run through the gear he packs for a full day of backcountry touring. - See more at:



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