These resources cover topics taught during the various Get Out and Backcountry Instructional Series tracks. Please contact us for more information or to let us know if you have a great resource we should be sharing!
Nordic Skiing Beginner Basics Video – Equipment, forward propulsion, weight transfer
Nordic Touring Ski Options Video – How to chose the nordic touring ski for you
Diagonal Stride Technique Video – The diagonal stride broken down and explained
Basic Telemark Skiing Progression – Adapted from North American Telemark Organization
The Telemark Stance – Great article by Urmas Franosch explaining each component of the different telemark stances
Telemark Turn Progression Video – Simple steps for practicing the basic telemark turn
The 7 Flaws of Telemark Skiing Video – Demonstrates 7 telemark turn mistakes and how to correct them
Alpine Touring Specifics
Alpine Touring Ski Breakdown Video – Learn what makes a ski an AT ski
Use of Skins – Back Country Guides Video – For those of us wondering what is the deal with skins?
Alpine Touring Binding Basics Video – Understand the difference between tech and frame bindings
General Backcountry Equipment
Making Sense of Skiing Equipment – Learn about the different characteristics of skis to find the right equipment to fit your needs
Skis for the Catamount Trail – Excited to ski the Catamount Trail? Read this article!
Winter Travel Packing List – National Parks Service – An extensive list for those taking on more extreme backcountry tours
Backcountry Skiing Packing Guide Video – A great visual for those looking to travel safely in the backcountry
Books and Other Resources
Catamount Trail Association Guide Book
Backcountry Tours and Resource Suggestions
Allen and Mike’s Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book
Allen and Mike’s Really Cool Telemark Tips
Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast
Mount Mansfield Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Trail Map