ride & learn

ACTIVE LEARNING WHILE CHASING POWDER IN THE ALPS

ride & learn

ACTIVE LEARNING WHILE CHASING POWDER IN THE ALPS
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440 EUR

4 Days of Skiing
4 Nights of Lodging

60% Lift Access
40% Ski Touring

Powder Chaser – Flexible location

Season from Jan 6 to Mar 6

Become independent in the backcountry

On this trip, you will have to think as a guide. We will give you all the tools and theory necessary, and you have to prepare tours and make your own decisions. All while getting constant feedback from UIAGM guide. You should learn much more this way and can pick lines by yourself next time you are in a backcountry. You will get as much skiing done as on our usual freeride camps. Locations are flexible since this is a powder chaser trip.

Guide explaining avalanche skills

RIDE &
LEARN

440 EUR - 4 days
550 EUR - 5 days

 

Guiding by UIAGM guide

Educational programme

Evening presentations

Contact us if you have a group of people and prefer a private trip with tailor-made itinerary and a private guide.

 

DATES

2021/22 season

  Jan 12 – Jan 16

  Jan 19 – Jan 23

  Jan 26 – Jan 30

  Feb 9 – Feb 13

  Feb 16 – Feb 20

  Feb 23 – Feb 27

  Mar 2 – Mar 6

  Mar 9 – Mar 13

EXTRA

not included

Accommodation (approx. 40 EUR per night)

Food (Breakfast is part of accommodation, dinners at restaurants or home cooking)

  Transport

Extra day of ​s​ki ​t​ouring o​r​ splitboarding (110 EUR)

 

Itinerary

WEDNESDAY EVENING _ Arrival

Arrival at our location – we can help organize ride sharing

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY _ Camp programme

After the evening presentation, you will have to plan the tour and apply new skills in the off-piste the next day. We will ski or snowboard the whole day using lifts during good freeriding days and go for a ski tour when the powder is harder to reach.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON or MONDAY MORNING_Departure

Departure home. You can extend your trip either before or after the standard trip (upon agreement)

Extra days

Longer trips available for 110 EUR per day

Details

Flexible location

We chase the powder and decide according to the conditions. Examples include: Italy (Livigno or Santa Catarina), Switzerland (Graubünden) or Austria (Montafon).

Concept

Participants take turns in “leading” the group and making decisions. UIAGM guide is behind you, giving you feedback, and questioning your decisions. You will put the knowledge you learn at the camp into practice on the mountain. By doing you should learn way more than by passively listening. There will be night presentations and discussions. We should get as much skiing as usual.

Topics

For freeriding, we will focus on SAFE LINE CHOICE, READING THE MAP, AVOIDING TRAPS, FINDING THE BEST SNOW. For ski touring and splitboarding we will go through SAFE ASCENT, WORKING AVALANCHE FORECASTS, quick and practical SNOW PROFILE TEST, and more.

Accommodation

Alpen pension or huts (approx. 40 EUR per person per night)

Who is it for

You should have previous experience with freeriding (off-piste skiing) and ski touring (or splitboarding) and should be willing to push your backcountry and avalanche skills to the next level.

Our trip is for both skiers and snowboarders. It is for individuals, couples or bigger groups. If you travel solo – don’t worry, you will get to know fellow skiers/riders and have a good time.

Thinking about the trip, but not ready commit?

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