Ski Touring Courses

Introduction to Ski Touring £ 550 (30th January – 3 February 2017)

Chamonix based. This is a 5 day course for skiers making the transition to ski touring.  The skills covered are choosing equipment, personal touring skills, including skinning,  using ski crampons, boot and crampons and ice axe. Personal organisation and mountain safety, glacier travel, backcountry route selection and planning , avalanche awareness and group management for backcountry touring. There is an optional night out at a mountain refuge towards the end of the week if conditions allow . 1:6 ratio . Pre-requisites: Some backcountry skiing experience and ability to link turns on moderate backcountry slopes, and a reasonable level of fitness – are you able to walk uphill for 2-3 hours with a 10kg pack?

Cost of £550 per person is based on a minimum of 4 people attending.  Includes guiding, instruction and all safety equipment. Does not include: Accommodation, travel, personal ski equipment, insurance, ski lifts, and all Guide’s expenses away from the Chamonix valley. Ski & boot hire can be arranged for you.

 

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