Ski touring is undoubtedly the key to skiing the best secret virgin descends. Armed with tour/freeride bindings, climbing skins and the right avalanche equipment, you can discover and ski the best hidden gems the mountains have to offer.
This introduction into skitouring, lead by an experienced internationally IFMGA certified mountain- and skiguide, will offer you a first experience into skitouring. You will learn essential ski touring techniques as how to fix and take off the skins, the different kinds of bindings and how to perform kick turns on steeper terrain. Off course some basic avalanche skills will be trained as well in theory (safety video) as in practice (avalanche safety training outdoors).
This clinic is especially designed for advanced skiers with off piste experience, being able to safely descend in all kinds of snow and terrain.
This clinic is based from Finhaut-Emosson, which is strategically located in the Vallée du Trient in between Chamonix (F) and Martigny (CH) with great skitouring terrain featuring stunning views around Emosson lake and dam. In case we can not ski from the chalet, we will use the lifts in one of the the small skiresorts of Vallorcine or les Marécottes, reknown for their extensive freeride possibilities.
08:30 Welcome at our basecamp, the Bekker Mountain Chalet in Finhaut-Emosson. Guests travelling by train will be picked up at the railwaystation of Finhaut (www.sbb.ch). For those who travel by car, there are multiple parking possibilities on-site
08:30-09:30 Briefing with welcome coffee/tea and croissant, safety video and avalanche safety theory
09:30-10:30 Distribution of the ski's and safety gear, avalanche safety exercise
11:00 - 16:00 Skitour. For lunch you need to bring your own picnic and drinks (hot and cold, 1 ltr.)
16:00 - 17:00 Back to the chalet and wrap-up.
|Level||Advanced skiers with good technique and physical shape|
|Physical condition||Physically fit for 3-hours ascend|
|Off piste experience||Previous off piste experience. You can safely descend all kinds of snow; powder, hardpack, ice, crust and slush.|
|Skitouring experience||No or minimal skitouring experience.|
|Number of participants||4-7|
|Our Service Package Includes||guiding fee IFMGA / UIAGM certified mountain- and ski guide, ski rental (ski touring skis with climbing skins, ski crampons and poles), avalanche safety pack (avalanche beacon, probe, shovel and -depending to circumstances- ABS avalanche backpack, welcome coffee and croissant, local transportation.|
|Not Included Are||Travel to Finhaut (easy to reach by train from Switzerland and Chamonix or by car), depending on snow conditions: lift pass (max. CHF 50)|
|Price||€ 185,- pp CHF 210,- pp|