|Get down to those crazy hoedown ski exercises!!|
Skills/Education - I love the world of backcountry skiing that I've recently started to dip my toe into, but also I've been thinking a lot about how the risk is probably a lot greater than the other stuff I do. I don't have any evidence to back this up, but even when winter climbing you are generally trying to avoid snow laden slopes, looking for the steeper (consolidated) ground, whereas with skiing you are actively seeking snow filled slopes to cruise down, and obviously 'theres the rub', you want the snow slopes, but will they play nicely... So education to back up (good) judgement is required.
Lots of reading... Bruce Goodlad's Ski Touring book is very good, along with watching Internet videos ....!
Know Before You Go from Trent Meisenheimer on Vimeo.