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MOVEMENT TRACKS : the escape

When ski touring becomes accessible to all!


Ski touring has seduced many enthusiasts in recent years. Indeed, this sport of nature has no constraints. In addition to allowing you to evolve in a grandiose setting, it is a free sport that you can practice when and where you want. The feeling of freedom will prevail during all your outings. The craze is such that some tourist offices testify that 50% of the calls received last winter were about Movement Tracks.



Movement Tracks - ski touring
Thibe Deseyn & Christoph Sauser - ©Thierry Krummenacher

First of all, what are Movement Tracks?


They are ski touring trails located in ski resorts or slightly next to them. Generally secured by the resorts if open, they are the ideal place to start ski touring, but not only. Training for races such as the glacier patrol, sports afterwork or a walk with friends is all possible. Put on your skins and let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the snowy landscape.


Principle


You will find a central explanatory panel at the start of our Movement tracks. On it, all the necessary information is displayed:


  • The routes (blue, red, black according to the difficulty).

  • Explanation of the routes, length in km and difference in altitude.

  • Recommendations on safety equipment.

  • Useful information (schedules, emergency numbers...).


On the route, yellow signs will show you the way so that you don't get lost.


On our website, under the Movement tracks page, you will find all our 76 ski touring trails in about 20 different resorts; Nendaz, Morgins, Nax, Neusell, Bivio, Lenzerheide, Les Marécottes, Gstaad, Peiey Vallandry, Crans Montana, White pod, Veysonnaz, Arolla, Heremence, Torgon, Les Diablerets, les Paccots, Thyon. The offer is in constant expansion and new resorts will make their entries for the coming seasons




Movement Tracks - ski touring
Thibe Deseyn & Christoph Sauser - ©Thierry Krummenacher

Events


Throughout the winter, the Movement team prepares various contests and events around the Movement Tracks.


  • Golden Apple: a golden apple is hidden on the course. Find it and win a prize (skis, poles, helmets, goodies...)

  • Race a Pro : Try to beat a pro from our Tribe, either in real life or via the Strava application

  • Afterworks : Have fun on our tracks after work and join other motivated sealskin enthusiasts.

  • King of the mountain (KOM): use the S trava app and define segments, try to set the best time, once the time is set, everyone can do that segment and be timed using the strava app or a Garmin type GPS watch.



Problem with ski touring


Many resorts report a recurring problem: Ski touring on the slopes.

Risk of collision and night, risk with the groomer and its cable. In addition, hikers often leave tracks that freeze during the night and make the slopes dangerous for the morning skiers.

Another problem related to the practice of sealskinning is that of the fauna and flora. An animal frightened by the sight of a hiker may die of exhaustion trying to escape.


Our Movement Tracks reduce this problem by channeling all hikers onto the same route.