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.

Preliminary program

We start the day with an hour indoors where we present ourselves and go through some things such as equipment, weather, avalanche forecast and the plan for the day.
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.

Day 2 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.

Info & Booking

Price: 3290 SEK per person
Duration: 2 days

Included
  • 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). 
Dates 2020

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
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 hard weather. You should have normal fitness.
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.

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