ski touring


: cross-country skiing for pleasure

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, ski touring (aka alpine touring or AT skiing) grew exponentially in the pandemic and years preceding it, and the Dolomites are arguably the best place in Europe to ski tour, so Dolomite Mountains has strong programs for those who want to go under their own power as well. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 At that point, the only way to access the bottomless powder of the backcountry—a coveted kind of snow impossible to find on the crowded resorts—was through ski touring, which required hiking up mountains with sticky mohair skins on the bottom of skis. Cassidy Randall, Time, 27 Dec. 2020 While ski touring in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, our tester wore the jacket for the above-treeline portion of a 1,000-foot skin on a cloudy, low-teens day. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, 18 Oct. 2022 Smiley’s accomplishes this with both snow safety and more general ski touring. Abigail Barronian, Outside Online, 7 Mar. 2021 It’s made out of the brand’s popular Karuishi stretch fleece that provides warmth and breathability for biking, ski touring and all your high-intensity pursuits. Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 29 Nov. 2022 Our testing team wore this while ice climbing in the frigid Canadian Rockies, ski touring in New Mexico’s Sandia Mountains, and resort skiing at Taos in temperatures that ranged from minus 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, 11 Apr. 2020 The Odin shell and bib use a new proprietary membrane built for the stop/start tendencies of ski touring; the hydrophobic microporous membrane that releases moisture quickly in cold and dry weather. Outside Online, 6 Mar. 2019 Trekking poles are great for hiking, backpacking, and ski touring. Editors Of Men's Health, Men's Health, 12 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ski touring was in 1935

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“Ski touring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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