Today I went real backcountry skiing for the first time. I have boot packed a bit before but today I went skinning. I think it was about 8 miles of skinning total and I gotta say I don't remember the last time I was this tired from a day of skiing. I went with two friends of mine that ski in the BC often. I was using park skis with treckers, at first my skins keep coming off because they weren't on the skis the best and then my treckers keep falling apart. Kinda a rough day such an eye opening experience non the less. When ever I though of skiing before it usually focused on resorts but now its like the berlin wall of the ski area boundary fell and all I feel I need are some mountains and snow.
If you get the chance get out and earn some turns, but be sure you are going with people that know what they are doing, take an avy course, and if possible use some solid gear.
Shred something new