Ski touring is the art of climbing summits to touch the stars with our spatulas, and on the way down, leaving our mark on the virgin snow, leaving behind us ephemeral traces of freedom.
Ski touring is a winter activity that combines ascending on foot or using sealskins attached under the skis to adhere to the snow, followed by a descent on off-piste skis. It’s a discipline that requires both physical endurance and downhill skiing skills.
The principle of ski touring is to be able to explore wild, isolated terrain, often far from marked ski runs and resorts. Touring skiers seek sensations of freedom and communion with nature, traveling far from crowds and lifts.
The equipment used for ski touring differs slightly from that for traditional alpine skiing. Touring skis are generally lighter and have special bindings that release the heel for ascent and lock it for descent. Sealskins, usually made of mohair or synthetic, are attached under the skis to facilitate ascent by offering a better grip on the snow.
Touring skiing offers unique and rewarding experiences, allowing mountain enthusiasts to discover breathtaking landscapes and experience moments of communion with nature, while practicing their favorite sport.