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Ski touring and off-piste skiing are pursuits that mean many different things to many different people. Whether you’re training for a ski-mountaineering race, preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the greater ranges, or just hoping for a couple of hours away from the kids and lift-queues, let me know and we’ll work on a plan. Ski touring is my passion, and I love to share it with other people!

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What is "off piste" skiing?

“Piste” is the French word for groomed trail or slope. It has been adopted by North American skiers, and skiers in general, and most often combined with the word “off” – as in, “off-piste” – to describe backcountry skiing, or skiing on ungroomed, unmarked terrain.

You can find out more below about the different meanings behind the ski slang. If you really want to assess the hazards, then it’s good to know the differences.

What is an official ski run?

An official ski run in one word means “supervised”. Official ski runs are marked and usually groomed. A well groomed ski run can be descended without worry of dangers like cliffs or avalanches. 

 

What is a ski route?

A ski route is a descent which is marked, partly supervised by ski patrol, but is not groomed. This is a good place to start when you want to give skiing a try in ungroomed snow.

Also worth noting is that a ski route is marked by signs, which are placed in the middle of routes, and usually the ski route extends up to 25 meters left and right. If you go beyond the ski route, this is when it becomes off-piste.

 

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