How to Dress & Layer for Backcountry Ski Touring
Is this the winter you’re planning to try ski touring? With zero crowds, untouched snow and an uphill skin-track workout followed by rewarding pow turns, it’s an outdoor adventure you’ll never forget. But making smart decisions about what layers to wear while touring and — when to put on or remove them — can be one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the backcountry. Whether you’re cutting trails up your local hill to get your heart pumping or embarking on an epic journey deep in the backcountry, smart layering is essential to safety, comfort, performance and maximizing your enjoyment.
Read on for our smart layering system to get the most out of ski touring and ensure many repeat visits into the backcountry.