Skis are a tool used with the [A]pply command.  Wearing a pair of skis allows you to move quickly over the snow with slower gain of Fatigue.  This is a critical winter-time advantage, especially when hunting.  Animals are significantly easier to chase down, and NPCs may carry skis but do not appear to use them as of version 3.17.  Skiing will also remove the effects of encumbrance on mobility, allowing you to move at full speed while carrying a heavy load.

Wielding a ski stick or a northern spear is necessary in order to ski.  Without ski sticks, you will be able to wear skis but they will not provide any benefit.  Skis must be removed in order to climb.

The physical skill Skiing is trained quickly by using skis to move across snow. A high Skiing skill reduces the rate of fatigue gain while skiing.

Skis can be crafted from two boards, an axe, a knife, four pounds of animal hide and two pieces of tying equipment.  This requires an axe and a knife, the perferred choices being the carving axe and the small knife.


A pair of skis