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If you are a winter nature lover and skiing off the pistes is your thing, this ski touring course in High Tatras is for you. Learn all the secrets about skiing movements and avalanches management, under the supervision of an IFMGA-certified mountain guide.
This 2-day course begins on Friday with an afternoon briefing during which we will review some basic notions of cross-country skiing and avalanche equipment.
On Saturday we will have a real feel of how it is to ski in the High Tatras. We will also learn many more technical aspects of skiing such as stability test in snow and basic skills using an avalanche transceiver. I will teach you how to safely control your ski descents and how to stop a fall on a steep slope.
Finally on Sunday we will put into practice everything learned, looking for the best itineraries of the High Tatras. Upon successful completion of the course, each participant will receive a certificate and will be ready for new adventures in other outstanding locations around the world!
You must bring skins, skis, adjustable ski poles, backpack of 30-35 liters, avalanche gear (borrowed) headlight and spare batteries. Also remember to bring suitable clothes such as thermal clothing, jacket and snow pants, warm jacket, hat, normal and ski gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, spare underwear. Finally, important for the course: a notepad and pen!
Everything ready? You only have to send me a message with your request. I’ll be here waiting for you. Let’s learn all the secrets of ski touring in the mountains of High Tatras!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Group equipment
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.
I can suggest some lodges in the Stary Smokovec area.
We can adapt the duration of the course according to your requirements.
About the Guide
I was born in Poprad and I live, work and relax in the High Tatras. I have been climbing in this region for 15 years both in summer and winter.
Since 2001 I am a professional rescuer with a completed Bachelor education in Urgent Medical Care. Furthermore, I work in The Experts Mountain Rescue Service (in High Tatras) as an avalanche specialist.
In 2009, after passing the entrance examination for mountain guiding, I started the roundabout course. In April 2010, I became a mountain guide aspirant in the National Association of Mountain Guides of the Slovak Republic.
In 2011, during the final course in Chamonix - Mont Blanc (France) I successfully completed the course of mountain guide during four days of tests, under the strict supervision of Technical Commission NAHVSR instructors. Since then, I am a mountain guide with the IFMGA / UIAGM international license.
Thanks to this job (and hobby) I am pleased to expand the horizons of my clients and share with them my knowledge and experience as a mountain guide.
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