Ski mountaineering, a sport that combines downhill skiing and mountaineering, is becoming ever more well-known and popular. It is a particularly attractive and satisfying way of exploring the mountains in wintertime, gliding through a pristine landscape with some thrilling downhill stretches also on virgin snow, far from the crowded pistes.
You need to be reasonably fit and have some training to do ski mountaineering as the uphill sections are quite challenging, but with the right technique the sport can be within everyone’s reach and will prove well worth the effort. If you would like to try it, we recommend putting yourself in the capable hands of a guide and starting with some easy outings to help you gain confidence with the equipment and get to grips with the physical strength this sport requires. After a little practice and training, you will gradually be able to progress to more advanced, challenging trails.