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Freeride skiing course in Andorra for beginners

Discover a winter paradise while you learn everything you need to know about freeriding! Join Jordi, an UIMLA mountain leader, on this freeride course for beginners in Andorra.

Not specified

Pyrenees

2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Beginner


Description

Total freedom, is one of the ways one can describe freeride skiing. Unlike regular skiing, where you are limited to the confinements of a ski resort or a traced path, with freeride skiing, you can choose your own route. However, in order to practice this wonderful activity, you need the ideal conditions. And there isn’t a better place, than the peaks of Andorra, for this amazing sport!

Andorra has a unique location as it lies in the Pyrenees between Spain and France. This is a small country yet, one of the most enchanting places in Europe. It is a true winter paradise! Here we’ll find virgin and steep snow, as well as incomparable powder snow. All of those features are essential for a great freeride trip.

Due to the nature of freeride skiing, you need to be prepared to venture into wild and remote places. Hence, the objective of this course is to teach you all the basics for you to do so.

During our course we will learn:

  • What essential gear you need to pack and how to use, maintain and repair it

  • How to interpret the weather and assess the stability of the snow and the environment

  • Risk assessment, protocols of security and what to do in case of an avalanche or an accident

  • The proper use of the avalanche transceivers and shovels

  • Elementary  snow science and the metamorphosis of the snow

  • Fundamental positions

  • Types of turns and perfecting descending techniques

  • Planification of snow descents

  • Descending techniques in steep and virgin snow

  • Security and strategy for group descents

So don’t miss out the opportunity to join this winter adventure. Send me a request and let me guide you through the mountains of Andorra!

Looking for a summer adventure? I also guide this Sorteny National Park half day guided hike.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Details

Accommodation

I can recommend many options.

More info

You must be at least 16 to join this trip.


About the guide

Andorra 3000 is composed by a group of guides who share the same passion: the mountains. Our goal is not just to guide you or to teach you but to share with you a way of experiencing the mountains and the nature around us. We also want to share with you everything we have learned over the years as we explore the most remote corners and uncover nature´s well-kept secrets.

Our team is made up of mountain guides who specialize in all the different disciplines: climbing, mountaineering and skiing. We work to provide truly unique experiences. Join us and discover everything Andorra and the Pyrenees have to offer!

Languages

Catalan

Certificates

UIMLA


What people are saying about Jordi Sallés

Myrla

5.00

October, 2019

Jordi was a great guide!!! Thanks for a wonderful hike.

Yuko Kishi

5.00

August, 2019

The tour hour was short for half day. We had expected longer one, though. So, maybe you should indicate 2.5 hours in your information. However, we really enjoyed the tour, and the tour guide Jordi was really nice person. He knows well about the mountain & the nature in Madriu valley. He taught us a lot of things. Thank you very much!!

Georg Streuber

5.00

July, 2019

Jordi was just great, very helpful and supportive. He quickly analyzed our level and adapted the tour accordingly. He even offered to bring us to an other via ferrata nearby after the introduction tour. Great instructor and guide!

Eric Tan

5.00

October, 2018

Jordi Salles is patience and understand the needs and requirements of client very well! He will go an extra miles to ensure clients meet their target in terms of what they want to achieve! This is one of the best hiking trips I have been through so far among all my hikes! Thank You!

Wei Gu

5.00

August, 2018

We did Tristaina Peak hiking instead of the advertised tour. It is a little challenging. However, for intermediate hikers who do not mind climbing up and down, this is highly recommended. Our guide, Jordi Salles is absolutely wonderful and professional. He cares a lot about our safety and he also cares about our objective in what we would like to achieve. This tour was a life-time experience for me and I am very happy that I did it. Thank you very much!

Jacob

5.00

July, 2018

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