- Half Board
- Intensive skills weekend
This course is ideal for good skiers who want to learn the essential ski touring skills for travelling safely and confidently in the backcountry. Ideal preparation for a tour later in the season.
Arrive in St Gervais and check into the hotel. In the evening you will meet up with your Mountain Tracks guide for an initial briefing and review of the itinerary.
3 full days on the mountain with your guide leading a range of skills sessions covering the following:
Route planning and navigation
Recognising avalanche terrain and avoiding avalanches
Using crampons and ice-axe
On the third day we'll be on the mountain as long as possible but return to St Gervais in time for participants to make their way back to the airport for evening departures back home.
The itinerary is kept flexible to allow for changes in the weather and snow conditions.
You should be a competent off-piste skier,able to do parallel turns in powder snow, and linked stem turns in more difficult snow.
Previous ski touring experience is not required.
An ideal course for good skiers who want to join the backcountry revolution!!
Stamina-wise, you need to be able to ski for 4-6 hours each day.
Ski Touring is hard work and we do find most newcomers are surprised by just how physically demanding it can be!
To get maximum enjoyment from these courses you need to be working on your fitness well in advance and we recommend plenty of aerobic exercise to boost your cardiovascular fitness and stamina.
You'll be staying in the Hotel Regina in the centre of St Gervais. This is a recently renovated hotel with friendly, attentive staff. All rooms have ensuite facilities. The hotel provides breakfast, afternoon tea and 3-course evening meals.
About St Gervais
Off the slopes there is a good selection of restaurants offering traditional. You can also retreat to the spa for some serious relaxation.