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Beginner Ski Touring Course in Austria

On this beginner ski touring course in Austria, you will learn skiing techniques, including the use of climbing skins and doing kick turns. Basic avalanche and safety skills and ski touring equipment are also on the program so that you are well-prepared for your future adventures. Join an experienced team of skiers on an unforgettable introduction to this exciting winter sport!

Group

Alps

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

  • Join an intensive 3-day ski touring course and acquire the basic skills you need
  • Go over different types of equipment involved in ski touring adventures
  • Learn avalanche safety and rescue skills, as well as first aid to stay safe
  • Discover the basics of planning freeride tours and evaluating snow
  • Practice ski touring techniques including skinning and kick turns

Description

This beginner ski touring course in Austria takes place over three days and is designed for you to have a comprehensive overview of this thrilling winter sport.

The course takes place in Zell am See/Kaprun, and covers several introductory aspects of ski touring. The contents of the course are both theoretical and practical. The following topics are included:

  • Practical training of movement on skis with belts uphill

  • Kick turns training, A turns

  • Teaching techniques of off-road driving

  • Theory and practical training of group movement in open terrain

  • Practical presentation of ski equipment, its demonstration, and test

  • Lecture on avalanches and practice of avalanche search

  • First aid lecture

  • Theory of ski tour planning

The program covers movement techniques on touring skis when climbing, including the correct mounting and use of climbing skins. Kick turns and how to safely traverse and slide down steep slopes are also part of the course. Additionally, you will have the chance to try out various alpine equipment, gain basic avalanche knowledge, and learn the principles of movement in open terrain. First aid and planning alpine tours are also in the curriculum.

In the evenings, we will enjoy some theory and you will have lectures about ski touring equipment. We will take a closer look at the individual types of ski touring and freeride skis and boots, types of climbing skins, and poles.

The course will also include both a theoretical and practical session about avalanches and search and rescue. Additionally, you will learn about superstructure avalanche equipment (avalanche finder, probe, shovel, avalanche backpack, etc.). We will talk about the stability of snow layers and show ways to test them in the field.

In the first aid course, in addition to the basics of resuscitation, we will focus specifically on the issue of hypothermia and frostbite.

To join this course, you will need to be a confident black slopes skier or snowboarder. No prior ski touring or freeride experience is necessary. The minimum age to join is 15, and keep in mind that the physical intensity of the course is high, so you will have to be fit.

So, are you ready for an exciting ski touring course in Austria that will help you take your skiing to the next level? Then contact us today to book your place!

Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Oct 9, 2022

Group of 1

EUR 990 Each

Group of 2

EUR 990 Each

Group of 3

EUR 990 Each

Group of 4

EUR 990 Each

Group of 5

EUR 990 Each

Group of 6

EUR 990 Each

Group of 7

EUR 990 Each

Group of 8

EUR 990 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

INCLUDED

5 days of guiding/coaching

Avalanche theory

First aid theory

Equipment introduction

Off-piste technique coaching

EXCLUDED

Ski / snowboard rentals

Ski pass (if needed)

Accommodation

Travel expenses

Skiing/snowboarding insurance

Food and drinks


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Details

Meeting point

Zell Am See/Kaprun

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Skitouring skis and bindings (splitboard), poles and skins Backpack approx. 30 l Helmet Ski goggles and sunglasses Headlamp Gloves, 1 coarse and 1 thinner Waterproof jacket and pants, gore-tex Thermal layer, sweatshirt, and pants (Polartec or merino) Insulated jacket (fluff or hollow fiber) Insurance to the mountains


About the guide

Snowbusters is a skiing and snowboarding community of guides and coaches that have grown out of a genuine passion for gliding snow on any possible terrain, at different locations around the world. We love and live what we do. That’s why we don’t just sell skiing or snowboarding holidays. We don’t just provide instructors and guides.

Our aim goes far beyond that. We strive to introduce people who decide to join us to the whole culture behind what we love to do most in our lives. We try hard to maintain the motivation high. Our lifelong dedication is the best proof that we are good at it. We know what it gets to internalize the right habits that will lead to continuous progress.

We are a community of equally passionate skiers, snowboarders, and mountaineers. Having different educational and professional backgrounds, we provide complex and revealing insights into skiing and snowboarding in its various forms, as well as into skiing and snowboarding lifestyles. Ours have been crafted in a way that allows for as much riding as possible. We have a lifelong affair with the sport and are able to employ multiple approaches to passing on the necessary skills that will help you become a better skier or snowboarder.

In our view, growing up as a skier or snowboarder entails growing up as a person. We live and work in natural environments, and an important part of what we do is sharing our positive attitude towards nature. We promote partnership and respect to all living and non-living elements of our world. At the start of the new year, we will be joining the 1% For The Planet project.

Languages

Swedish | Russian | German | English | Czech

Residence

Zell am See, Austria


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