Paul Cosgrove is a keen ski tourer
, climber, trail runner, backpacker and bikepacker.
The smart New England ski tourer
heads into the forests, which protect soft snow from the assaults of wind and sun (and other skiers).
On Friday in Glencoe, blizzard conditions hampered a rescue operation to save two ski tourers
stranded without shelter at 3,000ft.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate if there are differences in the SS-domains between alpine skiers, snowboarders or ski tourers.
Chi-square tests were used to compare alpine skiers, snow boarders and ski tourers regarding age categories, sex, skill-level, risk-taking and accidents.
Accidents were significantly more frequent in snowboarders compared with alpine skiers and ski tourers as well as in alpine skiers compared with ski tourers.
Kruskal-Wallis tests revealed a significantly higher total score of the SSS-V for snowboarders in comparison to alpine skiers and ski tourers; total score was also found to be higher in ski tourers compared to alpine skiers.
She said: "The sport attracts a diverse range of people, including skiers, ski tourers
and hill runners who are looking for a new winter sport, and across adults and youths.
There are all kinds of people here--ski clubs training on the slalom runs; children learning with their parents; freestyle skiers doing acrobatics in the air; snow sports enthusiasts enjoying the early season skiing; and ski tourers
slowly ascending the slopes.
Tens of thousands of ski tourers
had used this destination before and STS had conducted some 30 ski trips in this location since 1990.
These huts would not survive were it not for ski tourers
It also includes three provincial parks, but for ski tourers
that's just the beginning.