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M An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear

by Alan Dixon and Mike Martin

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How the average hiker or backpacker can add multi-day ski trips to their repertoire of backcountry travel

p>The purpose of “Part 1: Basic Nordic Back Country skiing” is to:

Multi-day backcountry ski strips are within the ability of the average backpacker. With the right equipment and the right terrain, it can be as easy and pleasant as a summer backpacking trip. Skiing is the most elegant and efficient way to get from point A to point B in the snow. And there is absolutely no requirement that you hurtle down precipitously steep slopes (a common misconception of backcountry skiing).


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