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Powder skiing course

Ski safely and confidently in deep snow and alpine terrain

The Ziller Valley with its variety of off piste skiing in mid-winter and the Hintertux glacier with its snow guarantee are ideal areas for our deep-snow skiing courses. The goal of the course is to ski safely and confidently in deep snow and alpine terrain. Lifts are taking us back to the top so we can concentrate completely on powder skiing. This will give us more opportunities to do technique exercises, quickly getting you close to your goal of enjoying glorious deep-snow skiing.

Date

November - March

Price:

€ 350 p.p. exklusive Freeride Ski € 425 p.p. inklusive Freeride Ski

Age:

from 12 years

Duration:

1 day

Participants:

min. 1 person , max. 6 persons

All important information

Requirement

Date

Included

Program

Organization

FAQs

Requirement

You can ski safely on all slopes up to 35° and you will be fit for a full skiing day up to 6 hours.

Date

  • 19.11. - 21.11.2021
  • 26.11. - 28.11.2021
  • 10.12. - 12.12.2021
  • 17.12. - 19.12.2021
  • 07.02. - 09.02.2022
  • 28.01. - 30.01.2022
  • 11.02. - 13.02.2022
  • 25.02. - 27.02.2022
  • 11.03. - 13.03.2022
  • and on request

Included

Included:

  • 3 days organization and guided tour by a state certified UIAGM mountain guide
  • Rental avalanche transceiver device, probe, shovel
  • Teaching material: Safety Academy
  • Downhill technique & tactics
  • Area selection according to current avalanche & snow conditions

Not included:

  • Lift ticket
  • Accommodation
  • 3-day Ski equipment, skis & poles ( shoes on request and surcharge )

Program

Day 1:
We meet at 08:30 am at our Alpine school, where the mountain guide is waiting to welcome you and to go through the program. Together you will check the equipment: set up, skis and boots. Followed by ski technique training on the slopes and off piste.

Day 2:
Downhill runs with main focus on deep snow skiing - adapted to skills and conditions. A video analysis will help us refine and improve our ski technique.

Day 3:
Variant downhill runs in easy and moderate deep snow conditions. Various exercises for skiing different types of snow. The course ends approx. at 16:30 pm.   

Organization

You arrange your journey to meet up with us in the Ziller Valley and we take care of the entire organisation for your mountain adventure. Here you get everything from one source - the best all-round service - so to speak. We happily plan a high-altitude tour, via ferrata climbing, a rafting tour or a whole adventure weekend for you individually. We value quality over quantity. Mountain Sports as a licensed tour operator and alpine school is ideal for incredibly special adventures, such as unbelievable ski touring and adventure journeys in the Ziller Valley and all over the world. For all our trips, fun sport tours, and alpine tours – in winter and summer we naturally arrange hotel bookings and hut reservations. Most of the required tour equipment is included. According to our packing list you will see exactly what is provided by us and what you have to bring yourself. No matter where your adventure journey takes you – Mountain Sports is your reliable partner for all kinds of outdoor adventures. 

FAQs

How does a freeride day work?

We start at the Mountain Sports Alpine School at 08:30. Meeting up and distribution of avalanche equipment - ABS backpack, shovel, probe, avalanche transceiver. We will choose the skiing area according to the avalanche report and head off for the slopes. Your mountain guide will of course brief your safety equipment before the first descent. You ski until your feet get tired. You can take a lunch break in one of the many beautiful mountain huts. At the end of the day, you will hopefully have enjoyed many beautiful descents in untracked powder. To get the most out of the whole day, it is particularly important that you assess your skill level correctly. Freeriding Basic - Advanced - King Lines - if you are not sure what suits you - we will be happy to inform you by email or phone!

What should I bring?

If you have your own ABS backpack, avalanche transceiver equipment (is included), skis and poles, helmet. Please check prior to your tour whether your insurance includes off-piste mountain rescue. You will also receive a packing list with your booking.

Is the lift ticket included in the price?

No, you can get a valid lift pass before the meeting, or together with your mountain guide in the morning.

Is lunch included?

No, but we will have a lunch break at one of the many huts.

Do I get a discount if I bring my own equipment?

You are of course welcome to use your own equipment. Unfortunately, we cannot grant a discount as we generally provide the necessary safety equipment free of charge.

What kind of ski should I use for a freeride tour?

Freeride skis with big rockers in the tip and a flat tail are good for more control in deep powder. We recommend a width of at least 100mm below the binding. We will be happy to advise you and you can rent the right pair of skis together with your mountain guide in the morning in one of our partner shops.

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