Beginner. Ski touring at the foot of Mont Blanc

Duration : 3 days

Italy, Alps

Level : having done a discover's course

from 300 € / p. from 3 to 6 persons

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Description

Go for 3 days of ski touring around the Courmayeur ski area in Italy, for medium length outings but very formative for those who want to establish their introductions knowledge in this activity.

The main objectives are to learn the first technical notions of progression in ski touring and off-piste skiing both on the ascent (use of skins, walking technique, ski sliding, turns, conversions, etc.) and the descent (slides, turns, turns with basic opening, etc.) and to discuss with the mountain guide concerning the choice of the route, the passage, etc.

Program

D1: Deepening of off-piste downhill techniques.
Meet at 8.30am at the planned location. You will ski the classic off-piste of the Courmayeur ski area where you can apply the techniques learned in the previous level courses. Skiing on open slopes, more or less steep couloir. It is a busy day to see the level acquired and to give new indications to improve it. Around 4pm conclusion of the day and introduction to risk management. Programming of the next day.

D2: Continue to Deepening of off-piste downhill techniques.
You will ski the classic off-piste of the La Thuile - La Rosière ski area where you can apply the techniques learned the day before. Skiing on open slopes, more or less steep couloir. It is a busy day to see the level acquired and to give new indications to improve it. Around 4pm conclusion of the day and introduction to risk management. Programming of the next day.

D3: Ski Touring day.
Meet at 8.30am. Today I will help you to better analyze the evolution as a group (track, distances, inclination, etc.) and we will compare the information from the snow reports with what is actually observed in the field. Around 4pm, at the end of the day, we will make an assessment of the course.

Course aim:

  • Learn of the techniques necessary for classical progression in ski touring uphill.
  • Learn of the techniques necessary for the classic off-piste downhill progression.
  • Deepening of techniques for using avalanche transceivers.
  • Introduction to risk management in the winter mountains.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Rescue Insurance.

The price does not include

  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Accommodation

  • Up to you.
Next departures :
  • To be confirmed
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