BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SPLITBOARDING Camp

Ski touring is not only the traditional way of skiing, but a lot of fun and a great way to explore the backcountry to find untouched powder. Join the Snowbusters Ski Touring Camp to learn why no lifts and no crowds is the way to go.

If you are a mountain freak and want to experience the Alpine winter up close, but a long way from the lively pistes, then the Ski Touring Camp is for you. Suitable for all competent skiers and snowboarders we’ll show you around the peaceful mountains and virgin slopes.

All Snowbusters Ski Touring trips are led by fully certified UIAGM guides or local guides with required certification. Safety is our number the priority when touring, so you’ll be instructed on how to use avalanche equipment and how to perform a rescue.

Of course making the most of your time on the mountains is just as important. So we provide coaching to improve your skiing or snowboarding, all while freeriding as much as possible.

SAFETY & AVALANCHES

During the week will spend a lot of time learning about safety in the mountains. Specifically, how to avoid an avalanche through understanding conditions, reading snow profiles and simple snow stability tests. You’ll learn how to perform an avalanche rescue if things go wrong along with some useful first aid.

Although there is some theory, most of it is taught in real life situations on the mountain. Snowbusters will demonstrate how to organize a group avalanche rescue and you’ll take part in plenty of simulations. This includes multiple backfilling, digging victims and hypothermic treatment.

TRIP PLANING

We teach you how to recognise and avoid potential problems early enough (conditions, terrain, human factors)

1. how to choose appropriate trip (feasible/realistic). Various websites, maps and guide books can be used.

2. gather information  on conditions, terrain and human factors.

3. draw the planed route onto topo map.

4. indentify and assess cruxes.

5. determine decision points and plan alternatives.

6. set up estimate timelines, determine fixed times.

7. review your entire trip plan and think about what could go wrong.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN PRICE

5 days guided freeriding / basic avalnache training / technique coaching.

Local transport (FREE CHARGE).

Shared accommodation (FREE CHARGE).

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Flights, travel, climbing insurance and food are not included. 

ANY EXTRAS

Ski / snowboard rental.

Ski pass if needed.

WHAT YOU NEED

Touring equipment (skis, split board), avalanche kit (avalnche back pack recomended), normal ski and snowboard equipment.

DIFFICULITY

Suitable for advanced piste skiers / snowboarders and comfortable to advanced off-piste skiers / snowboarders.

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 - Pick up from closest airport at times to suit the group as a whole. Welcome dinner on the first night and a relaxed discussion about the week ahead, people's abilities and ambitions for the week.

Day 2 - Warm up ski touring day, tasting the terain, avalnche search practice, ...  

Day 3 - Touring and riding around Saalbach - Hinterglam

Day 4 - Touring and riding around Weißsee. More advance ski technique, orientation, searching for safe line, ...

Day 5 - Touring and riding around Fieberbrunn.

Day 6 - Touring and riding around Kitzsteinhorn.

Day 7 - Everyone gets back to the bus station or airport safe and sound and we say goodbye - until next time.