TOURING SKI LEVEL 1

Main goal:

  •  To learn the basic skins ascents techniques and to improve off-piste skiing to be able to tour on our own.
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    Subject matter:

  • Get to know the equipment
  • Skins ascent technique
  • Kick-turn
  • Anchoring and securing in snow
  • Off-piste skiing techniques
  • Basic ideas on Nivology
  • Procedure in case of avalanche
  • Planning a day out touring
  • 35l. backpack
  • Touring skis with touring bindings
  • Touring ski boots
  • Telescopic ski poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Primaloft
  • Thermal t-shirt
  • Gore-Tex pants
  • Thermal under pants
  • Buff
  • Hat
  • Ski gloves + spare gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Sun cream 50+
  • DVA, snow shovel and 240cm probe
  • Water and food
  • For the outdoor activity that you plan to be successful it is very important that it accommodates to your level, both physical and technical. Here we present some guidelines so that you can get an idea of what your level is according to the programs we propose. However, we recommend reaching to us so we can help you personally and adapt the program to your conditions.

     

    Ski touring & Freeride

     

    • Technical Level
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    • 1 - Beginner. Never ski toured before. Frequent skier that goes off-piste not very often. Never used skins before.
    • 2 - Intermediate. Ski tours occasionally (5 to 10 days a year). Know the basics using skins, correct kick turn on slopes up to 35º. Capable of placing ski crampons without any help. Be able to ascend through all kinds of snow following a trace. Skis efficiently on all kinds of snows.
    • 3 - High. Big expertise in all types of ascents with skis. Knows and masters several climbing techniques with skins, kick-turn both back and to the valley. Can go easily forward skating. Ski tours quite often (more than 15 days a year). Familiarized with the use of ice axes and crampons in different terrains. Be able to use ropes for belaying. Has been in high routes in the Alps. Training in self-rescue.
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    • Fitness Level
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    • 1 - Being able to walk in the mountains for 3 to 4 hours gaining 800 meters of altitude with a lightweight backpack of about 5 kg.
    • 2 - Walk along itineraries in the mountains for 4 to 6 hours gaining 1000 meters of altitude with an 8 kg backpack.
    • 3 - able to make mountain itineraries for more than 8 hours and ascending 1500 meters or more, loaded with a backpack of 10 kg.

    Description:

    Touring ski is an excellent way to enjoy the mountain in winter.

    If you love skiing and being outdoors in the heart of nature, it is an incredible pass-time. You have the chance of taking full pleasure to be in an incomparable environment far from the crowded ski resorts.

    This training will open a world when it comes to enjoy the mountain in winter. Suitable to everybody is without a doubt an enormously rewarding activity.

    LEVELS :

    FITNESS
    1
    TECHNICAL
    1

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