Ski Mountaineering

Ski 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.

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.

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

Course notes and equipment list
We can supply all technical equipment

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