I have yet to meet a backcountry or heli guide who is not carrying at least one Polyurethane Ski Strap. The reason is simple. These easy to carry items can be used to tie down or hold together nearly anything. They are a workhorse of a tool, that weighs almost nothing. Whether building a ski sled for a rescue in the backcountry or simply strapping your skis together for an effortless carry, these ski straps have been used by ski bums for decades and will continue to be used long into the future.
We highly recommend you pick up a few of these straps in different sizes to keep in your pack. They would also make great inexpensive gifts for your ski buddies. Voile Ski Strap by Voile