Touring gives you the freedom of gliding over the huge areas of untouched snow that KNP is famous for without the busy-ness of a crowded ski slope. Using the classic technique, touring is done on wider more stable skis with a grip pattern underneath, known as fish scales.

Touring gives you the joy of gliding past glistening snow gums, observing the tracks of native animals and being amazed at the views of the open snow plains to the mountains beyond.

You may be on trails that are well marked with snow poles following recognized routes. They are rarely groomed but usually end at a serviced destination or access point. Backcountry touring is across areas of ungroomed, unmarked snow usually well away from resorts and any infrastructure.

Backcountry tourers must be totally self-sufficient. NPWS is an excellent source of information for backcountry tourers.

Another good sources of backcountry information is the Wilderness Sports report