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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.

Mountain RangePyrenees
Duration2 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

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.

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You must be at least 16 to join this trip.

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About the guide

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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!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 516 each

Group of 2

EUR 258 each

Group of 3

EUR 189 each

Group of 4

EUR 150 each

Group of 5

EUR 124 each

Group of 6

EUR 107 each

Group of 7

EUR 94 each

Group of 8

EUR 85 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee


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