These skis look like a snowshoe with its bindings, and come from the Altai region, the mountainous areas between Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan.
There, the farmers get around with this sort of ski-snowshoe. There is a skin that is incorporated into the sole of the ski; the ski-snowshoe allows you to walk in thick snow. The ski slides for the descent and the walking movement becomes more fluid than with a snowshoe.
The gentle slopes are suitable terrains and available to all. The technique is learnt after a day; a few gentle tumbles are expected. Have a good time with family, friends and colleagues and have a laugh.
The advantage of the ski-snowshoe is its simplicity. No need for ski boots. A good pair of walking boots or winter boots is enough. The steps are more fluid and the descents become a real experience.
* Using ski-snowshoes off marked trails is not recommended. Before any trip, it is necessary to inquire about protected areas and for wildlife.
Price per day for ski-snowshoe rentals
|Full day||30.- CHF|
|Half day||20.- CHF|