Professional skier and die-hard Canadian mountain man Stan Rey shares 10 quick and easy tips on how to ski tour in this video.
He wrote in the video’s caption on YouTube:
In this episode I take you into the backcountry to talk about ski touring. You will learn 3 essential tools that you must bring with you every time you go ski touring, how to put on and take off your skins, how to kick turn, break trail safely and much more. Remember that this by no means replaces an Avalanche course so I put a few links down below to help you get started.
01:00 3 essential tools
01:51 How to put on your skins
03:26 How to take your skins off
04:45 How to kick turn
05:13 How to get up from a fall
05:35 How to break trail
06:01 How to build a bench
06:21 Bring snacks and water
06:42 Don’t be a tool bring one
07:01 Remember to go into walk mode
Planning / route finding
Make sure to check a few weather apps the night before and morning of to see what you will be dealing with through out the day. I like to check. https://www.snow-forecast.com/ https://www.windy.com/?50.120,-122.954,5
You should always check the avalanche bulletins for your area before heading out and make plans accordingly to the current risk and conditions.
If you don’t have any kind of training you must get out and educate yourself and take an avalanche course. There are many outfitters out there but here are a few if you don’t know of any.
Canada: avalanche.ca. (Click the ‘learn tab’)
Hope this helps and remember to stay safe and have fun.
Special thanks to Gabriel Kuper and Derek Tsui for filming and shooting this video.
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