Fully enjoy the powder with freeride!
We will go off-piste with ski lifts or with short approaches on foot.
Learn to identify safe stopping areas, how to secure yourself on steep sections, and the different techniques for skis control on all types of snow; a briefing on safety will also give you the basics for the use of the 'avalanche kit' (transceiver-probe-shovel), together with a practical exercise on site.
By completing two trips, you will receive a free lesson on avalanches, snow science and rescue, taught by a professional mountain guide through an excellent powerpoint presentation.
Depending on the itinerary, between 2 to 6 participants per mountain guide.
From end December to May, basing on snow conditions.
Adamello Group, Brenta Dolomites, Central Dolomites (Sella Pordoi, Marmolada), Eastern Dolomites (Cristallo, Tofane), Solda, Senales Valley, Stubai Alps, Monte Rosa (Gressoney, Alagna Champoluc), Chamonix, Courmayeur, Mont Blanc, La Grave-Delfinato.
N.B. Before venturing out on glaciers it is advisable to attend the course on crevasse rescue operations.
Ski helmet, free-ride skis (possibly with hinged bindings), skins, adjustable ski poles, first aid kit with heat-retaining foil blanket, thermos flask, dry fruit and energy bars, climbing skins, harness, lanyard, avalanche safety kit (transceiver-probe-shovel), 12-20L backpack with ABS.
Long sleeved/legged undergarments (arms and legs) possibly in fleece or microfiber, fleece or Polartech top with high collar, softshell or waterproof pants, Gore-tex or free-ride pants, Gore-tex jacket and down/synthetic jacket, and light and thick gloves, sunglasses or snow goggles, high UV protection sunscreen.