Schorsch Nickaes, DYNAFIT Product Director and Mountain Guide shows how to start ski touring. He gives information about the basic equipment, tips for your first ski tour and demonstrates the preparation for the uphill and the downhill performance.
Basic gear include ski touring skis, ski touring bindings, and skins for the uphill. Besides you need ski touring boots, poles and snow safety equipment. Especially for backcountry tours shovel, probe and avalanche beacon are essential. Also you have to carry a helmet for the down. First touring attempts are best done near groomed runs. Many ski areas now have adapted to ski tourers and have formed several ski touring parks or mark touring climbing routes. More information to make your start ski touring easier can be found here: www.dynafit.com/easy-entry-into-skitouring
Every ski tour starts with the uphill. Before you start you have to prepare your gear, therefore follow further steps:
- Step 1: Fix the skins on the skis.
- Step 2: Switch the bindings from downhill mode into uphill mode.
- Step 3: Adjust your ski touring boots in uphill mode.
- Step 4: Setup the poles according to your body length.
- Step 5: Step in the bindings and bloc them.
After you have reached the summit it is important to prepare your gear for the downhill:
- Step 1: Step out of the bindings and turn the bindings from uphill mode into downhill mode.
- Step 2: You have to pull the skins of the skis.
- Step 3: Fix the buckles of your ski boot and lock them into downhill mode.
- Step 4: Step in your bindings.
- Step 5: Put on your helmet.
After following the steps, you are ready for downhill. For more information about ski touring equipment visit our website: www.dynafit.com