Ski Mountaineering: touring locations

Ski mountaineering as a sport is particularly popular in the European Alps, where people will commonly do a hut-to-hut tour through the mountains, often crossing difficult passes where mountaineering techniques are required.
Day trips from valley bases to make ascents and descents of peaks are also very popular, as there exist literally dozens of different routes along and across any given valley.
Ski mountaineering is also popular in other European ranges, such as the Tatra, Pyrenees and in Norway and to a lesser extent in New Zealand and the Andes of South America.
Mountain ranges in North America also offer ski-mountaineering opportunities. Popular US options include the Sierra Nevada, Wasatch, Tetons and Pacific Rim volcanoes like Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta, and Lassen Peak. Mexico's volcanoes, including Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl are very popular when not erupting. Canada has numerous wild, remote mountains appropriate to ski mountaineering.
Expeditionary ski mountaineering takes place in such places as the Andes, Alaska, Himalayas and Greenland. In these areas, access and weather conditions can be so difficult that extensive, extended base camping is required.