2 day Ski Touring Course
Learn how to go Ski Touring
3800 SEK per person
2 Days | Åre, Jämtland Sweden
For beginners and experienced
Do you want to learn how to go ski touring? In this 2½-day course we will teach you all about ski touring in the mountains of Scandinavia. Expect professional instructors, nice mountains and great fun all while learning to ski tour.
Ski Touring in the Jämtland Mountains
Ski touring is something we really recommend. It is one of the best outdoor activities to do in the mountains – especially in Scandinavia w here we have plenty of mountains and wast wilderness areas. Here lies the mountains of SNASAHÖGARNA, just 2 hours east of Trondheim and less than an hour from the nordic centre of alpine sports, Åre. It is one of Sweden’s best spots for ski touring. It is easy to get here, great accommodation and you can ski all the way back down to the mountain station for something to drink in the sun. We start directly by the treeline and have slopes in all directions where we can enjoy the BEST PARTS OF SKI TOURING. There are some steeper parts but it is also possible to go around them to make sure you get the difficulty that suits you.
Join our PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS to get the right technique and getting started with ski touring. The goal is that you should feel comfortable joining friends on a ski tour or to go with a guide in the future. We will also look into how to adapt to snow conditions and avalanche hazards.
Our courses are packed with useful tips and information that makes a big difference. Already after a few hours people start to get a hang of it. On our basic courses, it is about getting some basic techniques, finding some simple guidelines on how to think before and during the tour, and to get a fun introduction to ski touring that makes you want to continue.
We start the day by having a quick chat about the plan of the day, the avalanche forecast and the weather. After, we will head out into the mountains to train efficiency when moving on skis.
The course then continues with things like how to regulate heat and adapt to the conditions. We will also give you the best instructions on how to make the transitions from walking to skiing to walking as this is something most people find difficult or time consuming – often when you are the most exposed.
For lunch, we will dig ourselves a small shelter and in the afternoon we will aim for some nice ski runs in the best snow conditions of the day.
The second day, we continue where yesterday ended and we continue to train tour planning in practice. Common course elements are the changes between walking, kick-turns, as well as orientation and choice of paths.
If time is available, we also try to get some amount of training, and the opportunity to train on what you feel you need – and of course great skiing.
We conclude with a brief rehearsal and course evaluation.
Included in the price
Safety- and Avalanche Rescue Equipment
(Transceiver, shovel and probe)
Reparation starters kit
Buff with daily transceiver checklist
Ski tickets if necessary to reach the right terrain
(Transportation, accommodation and full board can be arranged for an additional fee, please ask before booking).
The course starts from Åre and the surrounding area as it creates flexibility that we can go to different places depending on the weather and snow conditions. If there are cars in the group, we might go to Storulvån and Snasahögarna or to some secret place during the day.
Difficulty and prerequisites:
It is good if you have skied easier off-piste earlier. Be prepared for bad weather as well as sun. You should have normal fitness.
A list of what you need to bring can be found here. If you have any questions, please ask.
Good to know:
Please mention if you are allergic to something, have special dietary needs, or take medication for anything on a regular basis when booking. Also make sure your insurance covers this activity and that your equipment is in good condition.