Are you familiar with ski touring? Ski mountaineering is much the same, with just a few differences: pace and difficulty. In ski mountaineering, competitors are sometimes obliged to take off their boots and don crampons in order to climb the steepest slopes on foot.
In competition, ski mountaineering is divided into several disciplines: sprint, relay, vertical race, individual and team races, and long-distance races. In short, a highly varied sport that demands great versatility and adaptability!