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Ski Touring Skills course
3 day introductory SKI TOURING SKILLS course 1st -3rd of February 2020 A practical introduction to the skills essential for ski touring and avalanche awareness. The course is based around the Chamonix valley.
Time & Location
01 févr. 2020, 08:00 – 03 févr. 2020, 17:00
Chamonix, Chamonix train station
About the event
We are running a 3 day ‘Introduction to Ski Touring’ course from the 1st - 3rd of February 2020.
Ski touring provides a fantastic way of exploring the magical winter mountains, whilst enjoying adventurous ski journeys away from the lifts and pistes. We are passionate about introducing skiers to this wonderful and addictive activity.
This 3 day course with a maximum 1:6 ratio is designed to give you a memorable experience and foundation to ski touring, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to enjoy and explore the high mountains far above the crowded pistes and lift queues.
The course offers comprehensive instruction in all of the essential techniques for ski-touring as well as focussing on off-piste skiing skills. We also have a strong focus on avalanche awareness and avalanche rescue techniques.
Ski ability required - Strong parallel turns on piste and ability to make effective turns off-piste. No ski touring experience is necessary. A good level of fitness is desirable as a typical day will involve around 2 or 3 hours of uphill skinning.
The cost of the course is £295 - this includes all guiding, instruction and transport during the course for the full three days. Additional costs are equipment hire if needed, however we are happy to help arrange this as well as your and ski lift passes if necessary.
The course is based in and around the Chamonix Valley, there is flexibility in order to allow us to get the best conditions and most suitable learning environments.