INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY RIDING
Monday 15th January – Friday 19th January 2018 Price 790CHF
Here we will develop your backcountry riding technique and your ability to read and adapt to different snow types and terrain. Our camp will also expand your mountain skills by increasing your awareness of the environment you are in, for example being able to traverse into a specific area judging correct speed and grip. You will learn to use all safety equipment comfortably and gain confidence when venturing off-piste.
Monday 5th February – Friday 9th February 2018 Price 790CHF
Search for new and exciting lines. This camp is for advanced riders who want the whole backcountry mix. From couloirs and cliff drops, to lines in the trees and powder bowls. The camp will hunt out the best conditions and terrain the mountain has to offer.
INTERNATIONAL SNOW TRAINING ACADEMY COURSE
ISTA – Come and get qualified this winter and gain experience and education in the backcountry. Our day discovery course will teach you about basic risk prevention when off-piste. You will be given the tools to stay safe in the backcountry.
The course is structured and designed around a typical day in the mountains. From meet and greet to the days end. The whole day is a combination of theory and enjoyable practical workshops.
These will take the form of learning the ISTA method, Risk assessment, identification and travel on safe terrain and learning how to manage a crisis situation/search for avalanche burial victims. In signing up for the qualification you receive a training kit which consists of the following material:
- Training course book
- Protective waterproof casing for when out in the mountains.
- An avalanche emergency procedure.
- ISTA Discovery badge and certificate on successful completion of the course.
The cost of the ISTA course is 240 CHF plus the day rate of 550 CHF, please get in contact for more details. There is an option to stretch the course out over two days which would mean more riding time.