What equipment do you need for ski touring?
For the touring itself, you will need a ski with touring bindings or a split-board, skins and telescopic poles. As we move out of the unsecured ski area we need to follow some safety regulations and bring our transmitter, shovel and probe. Instead of just bringing them in a comfy backpack, it is important to know how to work with these tools. Therefore I recommend that you take an avalanche safety course. There are also a couple of good online tutorials offered like these two websites for example:
KBYG - Know Before You Go Avalanche Safety
On your first ski tour, I recommend that you look for the beaten path beneath or above the treeline, with an average slope angle lower than 30-35 degrees. Here in Austria, there are a couple of touring classics you can find on the internet with proper ski touring descriptions. Just like the tour to the Vennspitze we did. Before you strive for more demanding tours you should know your quiver and how to handle the avalanche safety equipment. Naturally, this takes some time too. But in the backcountry, it's better to be safe than sorry.