I try out my Secura-fix conversion bindings to turn my downhill skiis into backcountry skis. I got these for free, but you can easily find a secondhand pair of them, or similar (and better) product such as Alpine Trekkers or Daymakers secondhand. Alpine Trekkers and Secura-fix are both out of production, and Daymakers cost a few hundred dollars new. Skins can be picked up for under $100.
There are a few problems with this setup.
-If you have a downhill portion on your climb, you will have to use your mad telemark skills or stop and get your bindings out.
-Your feet are about three inches above the skis. Good thing you aren’t wearing them on the way down.
-Downhill ski boots are like casts, and angle your legs into an awkward position for climbing.
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