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Information portal for ski touring

Ski touring is great fun! Pure nature, fresh air, exhausting and unique moments alone or with friends. In order to enjoy all this to the fullest, you need not only to have good preparation, but also the right ski touring equipment.

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With the help of the experienced mountain guide brothers Michi and Julian Bückers we have collected the most important information as well as helpful tips & tricks. Have fun and enjoy every tour!

Ski touring Gear Guide

Ski touring gear guide - essential ski touring equipment

Beginners

Ski touring
the most important tips for beginners

Gear Guide

Touring skis, touring ski boots, touring bindings…is there anything missing? Our Ski Touring Gear Guide clearly shows you what a complete ski touring equipment includes and what you should consider when buying.

HOW TO'S - Video Hacks

How to’s

How to do a kick turn? And how do I step into a pin binding correctly? Here come helpful ski touring “how to’s & hacks” that make every ski tour easier.

Ski touring

correct hiking techniques

Ski tour

how to master kick turns

Skitouring - Route planning

Planning is much more than just choosing the most beautiful summit. To enjoy the tour you need the right touring equipment, good weather and the necessary knowledge about alpine dangers and risks.

Tour tips
5 tips for ski tours at night

“We at MDV Sports love winter sports and are fascinated by touring offpiste and in the backcountry. However, we are always aware that we are not only responsible for ourselves and other persons, but especially for nature and its inhabitants. Currently, more and more winter sports fans are discovering the passion for ski touring. We are particularly concerned about not harming fauna or flora and protecting this unique biodiversity through respectful, environmentally conscious behavior.”

Jonathan Wiant, President Marker Dalbello Voelkl Brands

The 10 Rules

1. Stay on the recommended routes
2. Respect protected areas and wildlife zones; avoid making noise.
3. Whenever possible, avoid all contact with wild animals, do only observe them from a distance. Avoid feeding sites. Keep dogs on a leash.
4. In midwinter, avoid peaks and ridges before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
5. Stay on forest roads and marked paths in forested areas and at the tree line; keep a distance from isolated groups of trees and shrubs.  
6. Preserve reforestation areas and young forests. 
7. Use environmentally-friendly transportation: public transport or car sharing; use marked parking areas; do not block driveways. 
8. Plan multi-day trips rather than taking multiple day trips; eat locally.
9. Plan tours with guide books and maps
10. Ski touring within ski resort boundaries