Geared up for danger More avalanches, but off-piste skiers are also better equipped Sport Lifestyle Disaster ... Print comment Embed code Copy and paste the embed code above. This content was published on January 4, 2010 4:16 PMJan 4, 2010 - 16:16 Ski mountaineering - or backcountry skiing - is in vogue. More and more skiers and snowboarders look for new challenges, away from the pistes. (SF/swissinfo.ch) Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!