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Tutorial: a beginner’s guide to ski touring

 

1. Putting your skins on

  • Place your ski upright in the snow in front of you!
  • Put the clip or insert (depending on your skis) at the top of your ski tip!
  • Slowly stick the skin down the length of the ski
  • Clip to the tail of your ski.

2. Put your bindings and boots into «climb» mode


3. Step into your ski bindings on the flat

4. Start going uphill

  • Place your skis firmly on the snow and try not to lift the ski up
  • Go at a comfortable pace
  • Admire the scenery

5. Removing the skins

  • Place your ski upright in the snow in front of you!
  • Unhook the tail clip (if you have one)
  • Unstick the seal skin off from bottom to top
  • Do the same thing for the 2nd skin!

6. Folding the skin up

  • Once you’ve taken it off, you’ll need to carefully fold the skin in half!
  • Do the same thing for the 2nd skin!

7. Put your bindings and boots into «ski» mode

8. Put on your jacket and helmet and enjoy the descent!

Want to try it out for yourself?
Get in touch with one of Les 3 Vallées ski schools!

👉 https://bit.ly/ESFcontacts3V

 
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