Safe ascent and descent on skis in moderate terrain - the perfect choice for off piste skiers to start ski touring! You receive instructions for the use of skins, kick turns, safe riding, avalanche awareness and transceiver work, as well as search and rescue techniques.
The following is a typical schedule with the guide fine tuning the plan according to the prevailing weather conditions and the experience of the group:
DAY 1: Welcome at Lizumer Hütte. You can hire your rental equipment at Die Börse in Innsbruck. After dinner: Preview of the activities of the week.
DAY 2: Introduction to standard equipment for ski touring. Training tour how to use skins and technique for walking uphill, learning about slope angle and snow types, how to use avalanche emergency equipment: transceiver search, probing, shovel strategy. Planning of the next day.
DAY 3-5: Training ski tours climbing alpine summits. Exercises on tour: avalanche bulletin, how to find the best track uphill and the best run downhill, standards on ascent and descent, avalanche rescue scenario (transceiver search, pin point, shovel strategy), forms and nature of terrain, orientation and weather observation. Planning of the next day.
DAY 6: Final ski tour to a 3000m summit. After dinner: reflections of the week
DAY 7: Farewell after breakfast
In the evenings, there will be lectures on how to plan a ski tour and safety issues: Avalanche Awareness based on the AV Strategy Stop or Go and Alpine Weather.
We must carefully follow all national and local guidance regarding travel restrictions and social distancing. All participants must have face masks, hand sanitiser and alcohol wipes. In addition, for any courses which use mountain huts, all participants must bring their own sleeping bag, pillow case and towels and observe 1m distance in shared facilities. Face masks must be worn at all times except when eating or sleeping.
Photocredit: Almis Berghotel