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: From Innsbruck main station take a train to Steinach and bus 4145 to Obernberg. Welcome at Almi´s Berghotel. You can hire your rental equipment at Die Börse in Innsbruck. After dinner: Preview of the activities of the week.
DAY 2: Ski training on the slope in order to check and improve the individual ski techniques and the physical condition of each member. Planning of the next day.
DAY 3: 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 4-6: 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 7: Final ski tour to a 3000m summit. After dinner: reflections of the week
DAY 8: 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.
Photocredit: Almis Berghotel
All about ski touring equipment.
How to use avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe).
Orientation with map, alpine weather.
Avalanche awareness and avoidance - Stop or go Strategy.
Avalanche emergency and first aid.
Route choice and finding.
How to plan a ski tour.
Improvement of ski technique in various snow conditions.
Daily Pre Tour Risk Assessment & Daily Post Tour Evening Debrief.
18 years of age.Free from mental and physical handicap.Fitness to hike 700 meters in altitude with your backpack (about 6 kg).Ski confidently off piste on moderately steep slopes up to 30° (you can ski most snow types without falls, able to respond to the
Max. Teilnehmer / Guide
Maximal 8 Teilnehmer*innen pro Guide.
Accommodation in 3* Almis Berghotel in Obernberg (holiday flat with several seperate rooms)
Halfboard (breakfast and dinner)
Snack and Tea for the hiking days
English speaking instructor from Bergsteigerschule Alpenverein Edelweiss
Services not included:
Additional meals and beverages
Rental equipment (ski, skins, sticks, transceiver, probe, shovel)
Ticket for ski lift on day 02
* We can do also the flight bookings and car rentals for you!
€ 1.605,00 Normalpreis
€ 1.490,00 Preis für ÖAV-Mitglieder
Bitte beachte unsere Teilnahmebedingungen (AGB) und die angeführten technischen und konditionellen Anforderungen.
Die Anmeldung ist online oder persönlich in unserem Mitgliederservice möglich.
Unser Team steht dir für Auskünfte gerne per E-Mail, persönlich oder telefonisch zur Verfügung.
Mo. - Do. 09:00 - 14:00
Walfischgasse 12 , A-1010 Wien
Telefon: +43 650 494 75 89