The manual Tentative Instructions for the Training and Tacties of Ski Troops is based on the experience gained from organizing, training, and employing ski battalions, raiding detachments,and improvised ski companies on the Eastern Front, as well as on knowledge gained from the Finnish Army. Necessary deviations from infantry training regulations, due to the specialized nature of ski equipment, have been made.
It is assumed that each member of a ski unit will have at least as much skill in skiing as is required in the Abbreviated Manual on Ski Training. The Handbook on Winter Warfare, the bulletin Characteristics of March and Combat in Winter, and training films are necessary
snpplements to winter training.