Indoor Rock Climbing

Equipment

Cross-country Skis Nordic Skis Ski Poles

Rules

Description

Ski Touring is an individual sport similar to cross country skiing where participants on skis travel long distances, across mountainous terrain. Ski touring is a form of back country skiing involving traveling over the winter landscape on skis under human power rather than through the use of ski lifts or snow vehicles. It can take place in terrain ranging from perfectly flat to extremely steep. In either case, unlike alpine skiing, the skier's heels must be free to allow a natural walking motion while ascending and traversing. Ski touring has parallels with hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering. Ski touring--or hiking for turns--is also popular with people looking for powder snow since these conditions do not last long after storms inside ski area boundaries due to intense competition.

History