In last years, the amount of fans of ski touring has nearly exponentially increased. From “ski slope” ski tourers with focus on fitness, to cross country skiers, who just want to explore and sometimes enjoy some nice downhill or to people, who really understand the word ski touring, or ski mountaineering.
Ski mountaineering is a form of ski touring, which combines the backcountry skiing and mountaineering. Ski mountaineering requires good ability to ski off piste, in different types of snow. It is necessary to know, how to use crampons and an ice axe. It requires the knowledge of how to assess and test snow conditions to minimise the risk of avalanche. It is really needed to carry avalanche receiver, avalanche probe and shovel and to know how to use it.
It is important to give an attention on planning of the tour with respect to your fitness, abilities, weather forecast, avalanche risk situation. To be aware of time and orientation demands. It is necessary to know yours abilities, as well as the abilities of other groupmembers.
I do offer leading of ski tours that will follow individual goals of each client, chosen and prepared with regard on his abilities. Beginning with undemanding ones, reaching mountain chalets, next to tours on mountain ridges up to more demanding hikes through mountain passes and summits with more or less difficult descents.