It’s time to stay out of the backcountry – Fischer Skis Launches New Video Series

In this new series, Mike Hattrup, AMGA guide and Fischer US Product Manager, along with other backcountry professionals like IFMGA-certified guide Rob Hess and IFMGA-certified guide Margaret Wheeler, explain how to properly execute these skintrack-based skills to help dial in technique for when winter 20/21 rolls around.

Have you stored your skins properly for the summer season? Now’s your chance to learn Mike Hattrup’s skin care techniques. Want to make sure your beacon is working properly? Let Margaret Wheeler walk you through a beacon check.

The following skills are discussed within the series, each demonstrated in three- to four-minute how-to videos to be released on Fischer’s Facebook page over the coming weeks: https://www.facebook.com/fischerski

You can also find them on Fischer’s News and Stories page here: https://www.fischersports.com/us_en/news

 Week 1:  Uphill techniques

  • Art of setting a skin track
  • Efficient skin track setting (ok video)
  • Rounded turns
  • A-V-A turn
  • Kick turn

 Week 2: Rescue and Gear

  • Skin care
  • Beacon check
  • Beacon range check
  • Emergency shelter

  Week 3: Downhill techniques

  • T-trench anchor
  • H Anchor
  • I Anchor

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