Planning and navigating a ski tour can be complex. CalTopo places powerful mapping tools at your fingertips, but it’s more than just following a line. Which map layers are the best for scouting terrain? How long will your intended route actually take? Does your proposed trip for the day align with the current and forecasted conditions in that area?
Created in collaboration with the American Mountain Guide Association, Goretex NA, and Fischer Skis, the Pro Tour Tips: Trip Planning video series features helpful and bite-sized trip planning tips from professional guides for every step of the process. From the best map layers for avoiding the dreaded bushwhack to using the mobile app to navigate your plan in the backcountry, these tips will help you get the most out of your next ski tour.
Ready to dive deeper into trip planning with CalTopo? Make sure to check out the Winter Travel Series, where we systematically break down each step of the trip planning process and highlight the best mapping tools for the job. Whether you’re a mapping app newbie looking to master the basics or a veteran searching for tips to take your skills to the next level, there’s a little something for everyone.