Uphill in Vail: Be mindful of access policies and general etiquette when skinning

20th November, 2015 by

By Krista Driscoll

Early storms have dropped more than 50 inches of snow on the Vail Valley so far in November, and powder-hungry skiers and riders have taken advantage, hiking up the mountain to enjoy fresh tracks. “It has been really good so far this year,” said Delya Schock, a local telemark skier who has been touring nearby mountains for the past eight years. “The snow has motivated a lot of people to get up on the mountain early this season.”This uphill action, called randonnee, but also known as skinning or touring, is in full swing at local resorts and popular backcountry areas. …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed



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