Ski touring course: 2021-12-20 - 2021-12-22

Ski touring course - BEGINNERS

20.12.2021 - 22.12.2021

  • Full 3 days on the snow with Snowbusters guides/coaches

  • Avalanche skills, touring technique coaching, equipment introduction

  • Ski & snowboard Better, Harder & More!

Ski touring is the key that will unlock the door to unknown places and offer you skiing experiences that you have never known before. But looking through this door is one thing, stepping through it is another. And that's exactly what our ski touring course for beginners offers.

 

During the intensive three-day ski touring course, we will introduce you to the basic skills and knowledge you will need and use out there. We will teach you the correct techniques of movement on touring skis when climbing, including the correct mounting and use of climbing skins. Together we train how to perform the so-called "kick turns", how to safely traverse and slide down steep slopes. You will practically try out various alpine equipment, you will gain basic avalanche knowledge, as well as the principles of movement in open terrain. You will also practice first aid and planning alpine tours.

 

In the evening we will have lectures where you will learn everything you need to know about ski touring equipment, its division from racing ski touring, through "hobby" and "fitness touring", to "free touring". We will take a closer look at the individual types of ski touring and freeride skis and boots, types of climbing skins, poles.

 

The course will include both a theoretical lecture on avalanches and especially practical training in search and rescue. We will introduce you to basic and superstructure avalanche equipment (avalanche finder, probe, shovel, avalanche backpack…, etc.). We will talk about the stability of snow layers and show ways to test them in the field.

 

In the first aid course, in addition to the basics of resuscitation, we will focus specifically on the issue of hypothermia and frostbite.

 

Ski Touring Course highlights

 
  • 3 full days of intensive ski touring or split boarding with a professional guide and coach
  • Individual approach to your needs and level
  • Maximum 7:1 client/coach ratio
  • Group courses for 5 to 15 participants
  • One-on-one coaching 
 

Physical & technical requirements

 

  • Confident black slopes skiers/snowboarders, no previous touring/freeride experience is needed
  • Suitable for women and men, children from 15 years
  • The course/trip can be purchased by individuals, couples, couples, or groups of friends
  • Physical intensity: high

 

Detailed technical specification of this Ski Touring Course

 

  • Practical training of movement on skis with belts uphill
  • Kick turns training, A turns
  • Teaching techniques of off-road driving
  • Theory and practical training of group movement in open terrain
  • Practical presentation of ski equipment, its demonstration, and test
  • Lecture on avalanches and practice of avalanche search
  • First aid lecture
  • Theory of ski tour planning
  • Experiences and new friends
     

Accommodation provided by Chata Jiřího na Šeráku https://chatanaseraku.cz/

3 days skiing / Friday, Saturday, Sunday + Thursday night we skin up to the hut

What’s included

  • 3 days guiding/coaching
  • Avalanche theory
  • First aid theory
  • Equipment introduction

EXCLUDED

  • Ski / snowboard rentals
  • Ski pass (if needed)
  • Travel expenses
  • Skiing/snowboarding insurance
  • Food and drinks
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Zell am See / Kaprun

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

  • Skitouring skis and bindings (splitboard), poles and skins
  • Backpack approx. 30 l
  • Helmet
  • Ski goggles and sunglasses
  • Headlamp
  • Gloves, 1 coarse and 1 thinner
  • Waterproof jacket and pants, gore-tex
  • Thermal layer, sweatshirt, and pants (polartec or merino)
  • Insulated jacket (fluff or hollow fiber)
  • Insurance to the mountains

FOOD

Everyone goes on their own. There are many shops, restaurants, cafeterias, bars, ... in ski resorts and around so no one will be starving. 

Accommodation

Shared accommodation in self-catering apartments will be organized. Of course, feel free to organize something you prefer on your own.

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GUIDES / COACHES

ALL THE DATES

20.12.2021 - 22.12.2021

Zell am See / Kaprun, Austria

450€ BUY ONLINE
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Zell am See / Kaprun, Austria

450€ BUY ONLINE
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