When you go ski touring you experience a special aspect of the mountains. Total peace and quiet, untouched winter landscapes and impressive views. Find the right touring skis for pure ski touring pleasure.
Fantastic powder snow, breathtaking views and dreamlike solitude – a ski tour in the Austrian mountains promises just that. Away from the hustle and bustle on the ski slopes, ski tourers enjoy the winter landscape and the downhill runs covered in deep snow on untracked slopes.
We show you what you need for your ski tour.
Climbing skins: For the ascent, special “skins” are stretched on the underside of the touring skis, which prevent them from sliding back.
Ski touring binding: The high walking comfort is provided by a special ski touring binding which is clearly different from that used on alpine skis, because it is not only lighter, but also allows the foot to be lifted when walking. For the downhill run, the touring ski boot is fixed in place with very little effort. The binding is the biggest difference between touring skis and alpine skis.
Touring skis: While alpine skis are rather heavy in order to be able to lie full on the slope, touring skis are significantly lighter in weight. Depending on whether the touring skis are used more for the piste or off-piste, their width and handling characteristics may also differ significantly from normal skis. Before you hire touring skis from INTERSPORT Rent, their edges are of course sanded and the base is waxed.
Touring poles: The ideal touring poles are light and stable and provide good grip in the snow.
Safety equipment: Safety first! If you are planning a tour in open terrain, you should not forget the right avalanche equipment. An avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel and probe, and an avalanche backpack are essential for off-piste tours.
Beginner or advanced? You would like to try ski touring, but the thought of buying expensive equipment right at the beginning puts you off? At the INTERSPORT Rent ski hire shop you will find high-quality touring skis and touring ski boots for hire. Our RENTertainers will also be happy to explain to beginners what you need to know about special ski touring bindings and how to put the skins on the touring skis. In addition, the ski hire staff know exactly which touring skis are particularly suitable for beginners. Also advanced ski tourers will find the perfect equipment at INTERSPORT Rent.
You can see if your favourite INTERSPORT Rent Shop has touring skis for hire by entering the location and rental period in the blue box. Alternatively you can also contact our ski hire staff directly.
Enjoy deep snowy forests and deserted peaks? This is also possible with snowshoes. These are easily strapped to conventional mountain boots and, similar to touring skis, prevent them from sinking into deep snow due to their large contact surface. Nature lovers who don’t or only poorly ski particularly appreciate snowshoes. During the ascent it makes hardly any difference whether you are on snowshoes or touring skis. Therefore it is no problem to hike to the summit in mixed groups. Downhill the touring skiers are of course much faster, but the descent in powder snow is also great fun with snowshoes.
Many INTERSPORT Rent dealers have touring skis as well as snowshoes for hire. Let our RENTertainers advise you on which winter sports equipment suits you better or simply hire touring skis and snowshoes and decide for yourself which sport suits you best.