Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry Ski Equipment 

Skiing isn’t just about seeing how fast you can rip down a groomed piste – it’s much more than that. There are all sorts of ways in which you can explore the mountain and develop your skills. If you’re the type of skier that prefers a little more adventure, then there isn’t much better than getting out into the backcountry – getting away from it all, hunting new terrain and fresh powder. The feeling of freedom, the scenery and the fresh untracked snow just can’t be beaten – but backcountry skiing and touring come with their own unique set of challenges and risks.

To make sure you’re safe, you need to make sure that you’re properly equipped, trained and educated. At Freeze, we’ve been touring and split-boarding in the backcountry for a long time. We know what makes good backcountry equipment – we’ve been out there trying and testing it in real life conditions.

With that experience and insight we’ve assembled a huge range of the best equipment from the most respected brands in the industry. You can pick from a strong selection of transceivers, probes, shovels, crampons, ice axes, touring skins, head torches, backpacks, airbags, mountaineering gear, snow analysis kit and more, from the brands that we trust with our safety when we’re touring – Black Diamond, MSR, BCA, Mammut, Ortovox, G3, Spark R&D, Petzl and more.

Need any help?

If there’s one piece of advice we’d give you about ski touring and backcountry skiing, it’s that you should ‘know before you go’! So, if you have any questions about any of the items that we stock, or you’re looking for something that we don’t, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

If you want to know more about touring skins and how to care for them, check out our climbing skins buy and care guide.