Definition of alpine touring in English:

alpine touring


  • another term for randonnée
    • ‘With the advent of increasingly lightweight alpine touring equipment, a surging number of uphill skiers are crawling up ski areas.’
    • ‘If you live close to a ski area, hike to the top several times a week by using skins on an alpine-touring setup or simply strapping your skis to a backpack.’
    • ‘His adventures include scuba diving, whitewater kayaking, rock climbing and alpine touring.’
    • ‘He's wearing lightweight ski boots and a pair of alpine touring skis.’
    • ‘Telemark has long been a popular mode of back-country skiing (although alpine touring and back-country snowboarding are growing in popularity).’
    • ‘Despite this serene setting, alpine touring is definitely not for the faint of heart - or thigh.’