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4 day introductory ski touring course in Kleinwalsertal, Austria

Join IFMGA-certified guide Luho on this 4-day course in Kleinwalsertal and learn the basics to plan a safe ski touring trip and manage avalanche risks in the mountains.

Duration4 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Making turns in the Kleinwalsertal mountains in Austria is a nice experience for backcountry ski lovers. However, to have a safe adventure it’s mandatory to know how to plan a ski tour and how to manage avalanche risks.

This 4-day ski touring course in Kleinwalsertal, also known as the Walser Valley, offers the necessary tools to safely enjoy a winter program in these mountains.

The course includes theory classes on avalanche and itinerary planning as well as practical exercises to put into action what you have learned. We will also do a simulation to learn how to proceed in an avalanche accident.

This course is suitable for beginner skiers or snowboarders fit enough to ascend mountain slopes for 3-4 hours each day. Sometimes it may be necessary to walk with climbing skins.

So if you’re ready to learn all the secrets of ski touring in a great winter landscape as Kleinwalsertal, send your request and book this program!

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Disclaimer

The guide reserves the right to change the program in case of adverse weather conditions. You will need to contract an international health insurance that covers rescue costs.

Meeting point

Mittelberg

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Itinerary

Day 1: Mittelberg and first class

We will meet at 9 AM in Mittelberg. After the welcome meeting and an introduction of the program, we will check our equipment and take the cable car to Walmedningerhorn. Then I will teach you some basic techniques on rescue and avalanche management using an avalanche transceiver. Dinner and lodging in the valley.

Day 2: Avalanche rescue in Kleinwalsertal

We will start with a trek of 3-4 hours in the Kleinwalsertal mountains. There we will learn the basic techniques of ascent and descent with skis. In the afternoon, we will review some aspects of avalanche rescue in the event that a colleague has an accident. I will also teach you how to plan ski tours. In fact, we will plan our itinerary for the next day together. Dinner and lodging in the valley.

Day 3: More training in Allgäu

Today we will go to another summit located in Germany very close to the Austrian border, in Allgäu. For that, we must ascend for about 4-5 hours. Both in the ascent and in the descent, we will put into practice our recently learned theoretical knowledge. We will evaluate the slopes around, make decisions about the tactics and carry out a new rescue simulation. At the end of the day we will plan our last ski tour. Dinner and lodging in the valley.

Day 4: Last lesson and end of the program

Our final training will take us 5 hours. We will review all the information learned in these 4 days. If necessary, we will go over those topics that have not been clear and we will practice them again. Finally, at 3 PM we will go back to the starting point to return the gear and say goodbye.


About the guide

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Hi, my name is Juho, a mountain guide originally from Finland. I started to guide when I came to Chile end of 2006. I was a living and working in Chile while I took UIAGM guiding cources in Argentina until 2011. Nowadays I am living on the shore of Lake of Constanz on Swiss-German border. ...and guiding from here in the Alps, Northern Scandinavia and in the Andes. I have also a small guiding company in Konstanz.


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Prices per person

Group of 4

EUR 566 each

Group of 5

EUR 566 each

Group of 6

EUR 566 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

The price does not include: transfers to the starting point, personal expenses, personal equipment and accident insurance.


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