Backcountry skiing (US), also called off-piste (Europe) or out-of-area, is skiing in the backcountry on unmarked or unpatrolled areas either inside or outside a ski resort’s boundaries. This contrasts with alpine skiing which is typically done on groomed trails benefiting from a ski patrol.
Before you take off and explore the back country on your skis be sure and be prepared it is very important to have these tools.
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