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Snowshoeing in the Skin Track...?

post #1 of 12
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What is up with this? Why can't you guys make a separate track?

Thoughts from the collective?
post #2 of 12
its ghey, as are snowboarders post holing in the skin track.

but you know what you can make new skin track if your so core.

just remember shred the gnar!!
post #3 of 12
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I know I can make a new skin track, but whats so hard about them making one in the first place?
post #4 of 12
What is this "skin track" thing you speak of?
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Que View Post
What is this "skin track" thing you speak of?

Climbing skins on AT skis to access teh goods outside of the resort.

Or you could use them to get that fresh courd before the lifts open.
post #6 of 12
I remember we used to use mole skin for our XC skis.

Sure was a PITA killin' all those moles and tying them to our skis.
post #7 of 12
Doesn't this belongs to the backcountry & cross-country sub-forum?
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Tahoegnar420 View Post
What is up with this? Why can't you guys make a separate track?

Thoughts from the collective?
It's merely ignorance. A few years ago we had some great October storms before the resorts opened. I spent a day making a great skin track up to one of my favorite bowls. I would return everyday for a few runs. The deer had been using it, but there wasn't much I could do about that. One afternoon I arrived to my little trail & there were a bunch of High Schoolers post holing up my trail with their snowboards. I was a little reluctant to say anything as it was 1 against about 10 of them. Finally I politely explained the ettiquete to them, & instead of being bombarded with snowballs or worse I found they were totally cool with it. They were all ears when I told them about split boards & backcountry rideing. I think they passed the word around to their friends as I never had another problem.

A little education is usually all it takes.

JF
post #9 of 12
Very true, and moved.

A more serious answer is that I have experienced everything from dogs to descending skiers with broken binding post-holing in the skin track. Its bad form, but so is fighting in the backcountry. Usually snowshoing is done on much flatter ground unless its a snowboarder ascending a line, and more often, I am seeing them on split boards. If a skin track is very abused it just means I am skiing where there will be too many other people. I have found most people abusing the skin track are inexperienced and don't belong there, but are receptive to being told proper ST etiquette.

In other words, it doesn't bother me much and isn't going to ruin my day.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Tahoegnar420 View Post
Or you could use them to get that fresh courd before the lifts open.
I actually did that this year when there was nothing else.
JF
post #11 of 12
It kind of depends on the skintrack. You can put someone using mrs denalis in between skinners and you wouldn't be able to tell.
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I actually did that this year when there was nothing else.
JF
Yep, that's what I am reduced to right now. That and I don't have a BC partner so.... No skin tracks on a groomer.
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