If the term sounds intimidating, the practice of ski mountaineering is even more so; except to those who do it. But it is what it sounds like, the blending of skiing and mountaineering skills to achieve a descent on skis. And yes, you can take it to the extreme, or enjoy it in moderate doses.
Taken in moderation, ski mountaineering becomes backcountry skiing, where you eschew the lifts and earn your turns. It doesn’t have to be a steep couloir cut into the side of a cliff, it could be a wide open bowl or a powder run through the trees.
The demands for equipment are nearly the same; apparel in layers to adapt to changing conditions and strong, lightweight gear so you can go farther and faster, or easier if you’re slower.
Red Fox makes equipment to help you eliminate the consequences of weather when pursuing your dreams. It works overtime in the city, but in the mountains it was conceived for, it shines like the sun.