DIY Skibike - Peggers vs. Bobbers

Posted: Sunday, 1 November 2009 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,

American readers may ponder why European skibikers mostly use foot skis and hard shell ski boots rather than riding on the pegs with soft walking/boarding boots.

I think the reasons may be that America has mostly chairlifts for mountain access, whereas a lot of Europe still runs on Poma and T-Bar drag lifts.
My testing ground was to be Scotland; Nevis range has a single chairlift, Aviemore likewise and Glenshee just a  few. Given these are quite small areas, to cut yourself off from all the terrain accessible by tow lift was out of the question.

Personally, I chose footskis because I had learned to skibike that way and didn't have the confidence to try it without them.