Escape the resort crowds and head off the beaten track on your next ski touring trip. Whether you are interested in freeride skiing off-piste skiing or ski touring, everything is better in the backcountry!
Regardless of where in the world you go, if there’s snow then there’s also backcountry skiing. With plenty of options available on six of the seven continents, you surely will not suffer from a lack of options.
With no exact definition – backcountry skiing can comprise elements of ski touring, freeride skiing and off-piste skiing – there is no limit to what you can do on one of these trips. The only prerequisites are a sense of adventure and strong off-piste skiing skills. Hiring a certified guide is the best way to get the most out of your trip. These guides generally know the local terrain better than anywhere else and get you to the best spots.
With ample options ranging from Antarctica to the North Pole, backcountry skiing can be a year-round pursuit. From May to October, check out some of the top spots in the Southern Hemisphere, including Chile, Argentina and New Zealand. From November until April, plenty of Northern Hemisphere options await from Colorado to Kyrgyzstan.
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