You practice skiing but dream of wide open spaces, ski touring is made for you. Once confidential, ski touring has experienced rapid growth in recent years. You sweat on the way up by working on your cardio and once you get to the top, the pleasure of the panorama is equalled only by the pleasure you will have on the way down on virgi...
You practice skiing but dream of wide open spaces, ski touring is made for you. Once confidential, ski touring has experienced rapid growth in recent years. You sweat on the way up by working on your cardio and once you get to the top, the pleasure of the panorama is equalled only by the pleasure you will have on the way down on virgin slopes, far from the crowd on the lifts.
However, ski touring is not an activity that should be taken lightly because you are exposed to the dangers of the mountain and any neglect can quickly become catastrophic.
It is advisable to choose your skis, bindings and hiking boots carefully, but also to remember to equip yourself with all the safety equipment for the mountain: DVA, shovel, probe, first aid kit.
Speck-sports has long been the specialist in ski touring equipment. Our teams have participated in the famous skimo race, the Pierra Menta for more than 25 years and we have developed an expertise in everything related to ski touring, free touring and ski mountaineering equipment.
Our technicians will be able to assemble your touring bindings, cut your skins and adapt your boots to your foot.
Do not hesitate to contact the Speck-sports specialists who will be happy to advise you in your choice.
The ski touring packages.
You have decided to buy a pair of skitouring skis. The easiest way is to choose a pack. The ski pack allows you to have the bindings mounted and adjusted by our technicians to your measurements. This way your pack of skitouring skis And often it is cheaper to buy a pack rather than skis and bindings separately.
Choose your ski pack according to your ski level and what you want to do: ski touring, ski mountaineering, free touring. Do not hesitate to contact the technicians at Speck-sports who will be happy to provide you with information.
You already have your bindings and want to reuse them for your new pair of skitouring skis. However, you will need to make sure that the brakes and crampons of your bindings pass across the width of your new pair of ski touring skis. Speck-sports offers you a wide choice of bare ski touring and bindings adapted to them.
Choose your skis according to your ski level and what you want to do: ski touring, free touring, ski mountaineering. Do not hesitate to contact the technicians at Speck-sports who will be happy to advise you on the choice of your pair of skis.
Alpine skitouring boots
You wish to buy a pair of boots for skitouring. These are quite different from alpine ski boots. They have a walking system that allows the collar to be released from the shoe for greater ease when climbing. The sole is thicker and non-slip to walk in the snow.
Be careful, make sure you have the inserts on the shoes so that they can be adapted with the bindings s originally developed by Dynafit but which are now becoming widespread. More practical and lighter, they will gradually replace the fasteners with a central bar between the front and rear.
If you are a fan of performance, take very lightweight carbon boots that are suitable for ski mountaineering.
Skins for ski touring.
The choice of skins is essential in your ski touring equipment.
There are two types of skins:
Traditional skins with glue that are maintained by periodically changing the glue
The glue-free skins that are cleaned by washing them with soapy water.
Each has its advantages and disadvantages. If you have any doubts, contact a Speck-sports technician to discuss them.
The skins are available in a format already adapted to the model of your skis or to be resized. Our technicians can do it for you.
Pay attention to the width of your skis when choosing your skins.
The skin hairs can be made of synthetic material for more resistance, mohair for more gliding, or a mix of both. Don't forget to buy a spray to prevent the really painful kicking phenomenon.
Ski touring bindings.
You wish to buy a pair of bindings for ski touring.
These are quite different from alpine ski bindings.
There are now two systems of ski touring bindings.
Pin bindings: a patent developed by Dynafit that is now becoming the standard. They are lighter and more reliable than central bar models. We have gradually seen the arrival of bindings with pinss that meet EC safety standards for release, such as downhill ski bindings.
Central arm bindings are still used for their price and robustness.
Hybrid bindings with pins in the front and traditional heel pads in the back are also available for free touring enthusiasts.
Ski touring poles.
Ski touring poles are different from downhill ski poles. They are much closer to walking sticks. We will take them telescopic with two or three strands to store them and adapt the length according to the slope... Care must be taken to ensure that the circumference of the puck is sufficient to prevent the stick from sinking into deep snow.
Ski touring poles can be made of aluminium or carbon for a lighter weight or with a hybrid composition.
Ski mountaineering enthusiasts will opt for single-strand poles, which are stiffer, lighter, more resistant but less versatile.
Speck-sports has selected the best brands of ski touring poles such as Leki, Black Diamond ,Scott or Camp. You will find what you are looking for in any budget.
Textile for ski touring and ski mountaineering
In this category you will find a wide choice of textiles suitable for ski touring and ski mountaineering combinations. Touring ski jackets and pants for men and women with cuts suitable for ski touring. Softshells to protect against the wind
ski touring and ski mountaineering helmet
Helmet use has become widespread in alpine skiing in recent years. This is a little less true for cross-country skiing. However, the dangers are very high in the mountains. Fall while skiing down and falling projectiles along the mountain walls. Manufacturers of ski touring and ski mountaineering helmets now make very lightweight helmets that can be worn all the way out without constraint. For the most part, and this is mandatory in ski mountaineering competitions, they meet the dual standards of mountaineering (CE EN 12492) and skiing (CE EN 1077, class B).
Speck-sports has selected the best brands of cross-country ski helmets and double standard ski mountaineering helmets among : Dynafit, Camp, Skitrab, Kong, Salomon...
Black Diamond Ski Strap , Winter - Ski - Poles - accessories, Women / Men 2020
Black Diamond SKI STRAP 25in Black Practical Resistant Expandable
Colltex Sac de stockage pour peaux, Winter - Ski Touring - Accesoires, 2020
Colltex STD STRIER WITH BUCKLE Ready to install
Pair of Leki touring washers
Les systèmes de fixations Diamir peuvent être associés à un ressort de montée disponible en accessoires facilitant notamment les conversions en randonnée.
Leki BIG MOUNTAIN Washers
Pomoca BICOLOR WAX 2 in 1 Adaptable Scraper included
Binding leash for bindings without stopper
Pomoca GLUE SPRAY 50ml Small Practical Quick
Plum LEASH, Winter - Ski Touring - Accesoires, 2018
100 Watt heating Colltex for ski touring skin scraper, Winter - Ski Touring - Accesoires, NA