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Touring Etiquette

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Geartrade: Touring Etiquette


This Winter will surely be an active one for backcountry travelers. There is still a fair amount of uncertainty on how ski resorts will operate this season and if they will even open. Combine that with general apprehension for sharing lifts with strangers, better touring gear, and overall enthusiasm for fresh tracks, and we have a recipe for backcountry traffic.

Here are a few tips to add to your basic avalanche training:

1. Master your craft.

2. Dial in your route.

3. Stay on top of the weather.

4. Find great ski partners and pick a leader.

5. Know when to say NO.

Skiing powder in the backcountry is wonderful, but living to do it another day is even better. Stay safe

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