It is recommended to have a good level of skii to get into skimountaineering. Having experience of freeride skiing is also important. However, a "level 2" of skiing is enough to start initiation classes.
The most difficult part in skimountaineering is climbing up the mountain. It is required to be in good shape and willing to "sweat". Indeed, reaching the top of the hill, if too tired, the way down can become dangerous or simply not be enjoyable anymore. Running, biking, cross-country skiing or walking on a regular basis is therefore important to enjoy skimountaineering.
When ready, it will still be important to choose the right route considering the ski level, snow conditions and weather forecast. For the first time skimountaineering, do not try to make it difficult on purpose. Give yourself time to enjoy it in starting with an easy run such as "La Tête du Meilleret".