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.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Pyrenees

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

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 per person

 
Group of 2
281 USD

Group of 3
205 USD

Group of 4
163 USD

Group of 5
135 USD

Group of 6
116 USD

Group of 7
102 USD

Group of 8
92 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Beginner
Fitness level required
Fit
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!

 
 
FROM 92 USD per person
 

 

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