Ski Touring Course Basic
The ski touring trend continues to grow
Ski touring is something we really recommend. Our courses are packed with useful tips and information that makes a big difference. Already after the first hour, we usually hear “that really does work!”.
On our basic courses, it is about getting some basic techniques, finding some simple guidelines on how to think both before and after and to get a fun introduction to wanting to go on more ski tours. Learning and having fun – Just like a ski touring course should be.
The goal after the course is to make you feel that you can plan and implement lighter ski tours on your own or a bit more difficult tours when building up some experience. After this ski touring course you will also have much easier to go out with other friends and you build up your mountain experience while you get techniques to carry out the tours more smoothly and with a higher safety margin.
Then we take on the equipment and head out into the terrain. Here we check so that everyone feels comfortable with handling the avalanche equipment and also repeat the knowledge a bit.
After this, we build on the course with efficiency in the touring, heat regulation and techniques for getting up and down as well as how to easily switch from walking to skiing mode.
For lunch we try to dig a small shelter and use the windsacks – a part most people have heard about but not tried earlier.
In the afternoon we adapt to the group’s participants, weather and time.
Once outside, 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.
Info & Booking
Price: 3290 SEK per person
Duration: 2 days
- Instructor (certified mountain leader).
- Windsack and first aid equipment.
- Avalanche Rescue Equipment (Transceiver, probe and shovel).
- Course material and coffee / snack.
- For courses in Jämtland, Sweden, sometimes transportation from Åre can be arranged (please ask first).
- Transportation, accommodation and full board can be arranged for an additional fee (please mention this when booking).
15-16/2 Basic Snasahögarna
22-23/2 Basic Snasahögarna
28-29/2 Basic Snasahögarna
14-15/3 Basic Snasahögarna
8-9/4 Basic Snasahögarna
13-14/4 Basic Snasahögarna
25-26/4 Basic Snasahögarna
Difficulty and prerequisites
Good to know
Please write when booking if you are allergic to something, have special dietary needs, or take medication for anything on a regular basis.
Please have a look at your home and travel insurance to see if your insurance covers this activity. We also recommend you have a look at your equipment well in advance so that you have a chance adjust the equipment before we start.
The guide / instructor will get in touch before the experience to answer any questions you may have.