FREE RIDE CAMP

Fancy five days of off-piste skiing or snowboarding? Of course you do! Whether you are experienced at freeriding or are new to the joy of skiing away from the piste, you can join Snowbusters Freeride Camps to take your skiing or snowboarding in a new direction.

As with any Snowbusters adventure, we won’t just teach you the skills you need, but we’ll immerse you in the ski lifestyle. By the end of the trip you’ll understand ski culture and what drives the Snowbusters team to keep heading into the mountains.

Snowbusters Freeride Camps are designed for groups of up to 12 people. All camps include one or two (depending on numbers) UIAGM mountain guides or local guides with required certification plus a ski coach. This way we can provide an individual approach to coaching for every skier or snowboarder, whilst being flexible and providing maximum safety.

The camp is open to all physically able-bodied skiers and snowboarders who have the desire to head away from the managed slopes. Previous freeride experience is not required, but you should be a competent skier or snowboarder, plus it’s an advantage if you have already laid a few turns in powder.

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.

Plus of course we will ride as much as possible. We will teach techniques for skiing and snowboarding in powder to help you become a better rider.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN PRICE

5 days free riding / as much coaching and guiding as you want and need from our team.

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 pass if needed, ski / snowboard rental.

WHAT YOU NEED

Free ride skis and skins ready for touring / split board or board with snowshoes, avalanche kit (avalnche back pack recomended), normal ski and snowboard equipment.

DIFFICULITY

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

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 - 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 runs, tasting the terain, avalnche search practice, ...  

Day 3 - More skiing / riding. Gaining confidence and improving free ride technique. Night video analysis.

Day 4 - Getting on fire. Searching for some challenging lines and knocking them down. 

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Day 6 - 

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