2½ day Ski Touring Course
Learn how to go Ski Touring
4900 SEK per person
2½ Days | 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.
The first day is a half day where we start in the afternoon. This gives plenty of time for you to arrive safely, either by car or train. We will begin indoors to discuss the plan of the course, then we will head outdoors and talk about avalanche safety and we will make a small rescue exercise. This prepares us for the two next days in a good way.
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.
Day 3 starts with one to two hours indoors, where we go through tour planning from scratch and everyone gets to learn how to make a plan on the basis of a system. We also talk about human factors and often it is this morning time that provides very important tools for future trip planning. It usually ends in a discussion and gives many thoughts to take out on the mountain.
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.
Included in the price
Avalanche Rescue Equipment
Course Material and Swedish Fika
Local transport by taxi and ski lifts
See the map to find the starting location. We arrange the course in the mountain range called Snasahögarna but start from Storulvån Mountain Station. Be aware that the road between Handöl and Storulvån is closed between 22.00 and 08.00. Further travel directions can be sent upon request to help you arrange your trip. We also offer this course in Åre, please refer to the calendar to make sure you book at the right location.
Difficulty and prerequisites:
It is good if you have skied easier off-piste earlier. Be prepared for long days out in the mountains and sometimes it can be rough weather. 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.