|Lost Trail Lodge – Backcountry Skiing
|BACKCOUNTRY SKIING: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
by Martin Volken, Scott Shell and Margaret Wheeler
Available at The Back Country.
|Recommended Prior ASI Courses:
SIDECOUNTRY at Sugar Bowl
Intro To Backcountry Skiing
AIARE Avalanche Awareness
|Recommended Follow-up ASI Courses:
AIARE Avalanche Level 1
Sugar Bowl to Squaw Valley High Route
Shasta Hidden Valley Basecamp
European Haute Route
|Tech Tips: Folding Climbing Skins
By: Bela G. Vadasz
When it's not windy, you can often take your skin off the ski, carefully bring the tail up to the folded over-lap by the tip and join the glued surface together toward the middle of the skin. It requires some practice to not let the sticky surfaces touch prematurely while you're neatly joining the surfaces.
Another method that is easy, especially in the wind on top of the ridge is to only peel half the skin off the ski from the tail and fold that section of the skin bottom to bottom. Then, peel the rest of the skin off the ski and fold the remaining section bottom to bottom. This way, by breaking it into 2 sections, it's much easier with shorter sections of sticky skins to deal with.