Hut-to-hut is ski touring in its truest form. But it's not just for experts, as long as you have some touring experience under your belt, multi-day routes are more than achievable!
Travelling through mountain landscape in winter on skis under your own steam rather than gaining elevation with ski lifts, yields access to wild, isolated mountain terrain. Touring allows you to explore remote, pristine landscapes that are rarely experienced by resort-based skiers. Although your legs will be burning from seemingly endless ascents, there’s a certain satisfaction from earning every one of your turns.
In Europe we are blessed with fantastic arenas for ski touring with very varied terrain and a network of manned huts. These huts situated across the Alps, Dolomites, Pyrenees and Apennine Alps provide food, heat and shelter, eliminating the need to carry large heavy packs.
As long as you have some experience of touring then you are able to enjoy a hut-to-hut tour. As we approach the main touring season (March-May), we chat to our expert Nick over at Mountain Tracks to get the lowdown on what to look for when choosing your hut-to-hut adventure, and which tours you need to tick off your list.