Yes this is a workshop, not a course, and the difference matters.
Look again at the first image on the top of that page.
A large group of skiers is moving towards steeper, more complicated terrain. They certainly have a lot of questions right now....
"-Are we safe here?
-Looks wind affected, where is the good skiing then? And how to go there safely?
-Do we have a strategy as a group ? We're many....
-What do we do if things are going wrong? Did we even talk about that?
-Should we take some distances or is that still ok here?"
---and many more.
This workshop aims to answer all the questions we have, by facing them on the terrain, and then discussing them further in the classroom. Preparation, anticipation, group dynamics, communication, snow and weather patterns observation isn't something that can be learned theoretically, so let's go skiing together!
- 3 days skiing and learning
- 3 evenings of briefing/debriefing/discussion/enlightment
- 3 nights accomodation
- 2 dinners (evenings 2 &3)
- Drinks, lunches, breakfasts
- your personal insurance
Meeting in Sollières, Zone des Favières, Upguides office, 17h on thursday the 19th of january. Map here.
Rental gear, available for rental from us:
- Skis & climbing skins
- Touring boots
- Beepers, probe, shovels
- Avalanche backpacks
One of the great thing with this course is the cultural exchange, and it's meant to be international, so english will be the main language. But of course we'll help anybody who's not totally relaxed with it.