Ski Mountaineering

Home Snow Sports ScotlandSki Mountaineering offers a fantastic opportunity to venture through Scotland’s majestic winter hills. It is by far the most efficient way to travel through the hills when snow is underfoot.

Ski Mountaineering gives us the opportunity to get away from the crowds and explore backcountry, off piste environments. During our courses we look to build on your existing skiing skills and compliment them with training specific to journeying on skis off piste.

All staff delivering ski mountain journeys hold Snowsport Scotland’s Mountain Snowsports Leader qualification.

Introduction to Ski Mountaineering

Introduction to Ski Mountaineering

Course Overview
This course offers a starting point for those looking to discover the adventure of ski touring and compliments existing ski skills with essential journeying skills and knowledge.

What’s covered;

  • Personal equipment and how ski touring equipment works
  • Understanding weather and avalanche forecasts
  • Skinning up-hill, kick turns & cramponing
  • Winter navigation on skis and route planning
  • Avalanche transceiver training
  • Techniques & tactics for mountain journeying

This is a practical course and is ideal for those who have some ski experience of on  piste skiing and who are looking to extend their adventures into the mountains away from resorts.

Venue
There are a multitude of venues we may use dependent on conditions

Booking
Booking Form OR
Tel: 0131 653 5217
email: outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk

Cost
ELC staff – £45
External – £75

Dates
TBC
This course will run from 7am to 7pm

Pre-requisites
Must be a competent on piste skier.

Course notes and equipment list
We will supply all technical equipment

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