Alpine touring: The early years

Alpine touring: The early years
Local News

By Edward Stoner

Editor’s note: The following is part of a series of articles compiled by the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame that will take a closer look at the sport of alpine ski touring. The museum is located atop the Vail Village Parking Structure and features a treasure trove of ski history and heritage. Its eight themed galleries display artifacts, narratives and film documentaries that entertain and educate visitors of all ages.In the early days, one could easily argue that all skiing was backcountry skiing. There were no chairlifts, ski patrol, gates, or grooming. Skis were originally used …

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