Field repair of ski equipment

  • Skis
  • Boots
  • Poles
  • Bindings
  • Release plates
  • Skins

Skiing provides a convenient, enjoyable and relatively quick means to travel over snow-covered country. However, equipment failures do occur, and can result in greatly-reduced travel speeds, which in bad weather or with limited supplies can can expose a group to significantly increased danger. The repair options described below come from experiences on many ski tours where there has been a necessity to repair gear inside cramped and wet tents. It may prove valuable if you find yourself with broken gear a long way from civilisation.