From the slopes to the deep snow: ski technique training for ski touring and freeriding
Learning by doing with the pros
You would like to optimize your ski technique for off-piste skiing?
Then these trainings in different levels are perfect for you! In combination with the latest equipment you will not immediately become a freeride pro like Markus Eder, but you will make fast and fun progress. This is what the state-certified Vivalpin freeride pros stand for, who have thousands of meters of downhill altitude and kilometers in their legs and are up to date in terms of methodology, tactics and risk management. To avoid overloading your ski technique training with content, you can explore the topics of snow and avalanche awareness as well as risk management from the comfort of your own home. A proven avalanche expert takes you by the hand in one of our popular online trainings and prepares you optimally for your off-piste adventures.
Program and schedule
- Mountain guide:in with the appropriate qualifications
- Ortovox emergency equipment consisting of avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel and probe
- Optional Völkl ski touring ski
For weekend courses additionally
- Overnight stay at the respective base in a shared room
- Rich breakfast
- Evening menu with several courses
- Lift costs
Course content: Intensive technique training on and off piste, improvement of personal skiing skills, introduction to the use of avalanche transceivers and risk management in the backcountry. Change of program: All courses and tours are conscientiously organized and carried out according to the safety standards of the Vivalpin Mountain and Ski School with qualified mountain guides. An adjustment of the approved tour program is possible for safety-related reasons such as bad weather, dangerous conditions or insufficient prerequisites of the participants. The decision for the final program is made by the mountain guide on site.
Level 1: You should be able to ski medium-difficulty slopes (marked red) safely and without crashing and have mastered the basics of skiing technique. Experience in deep snow is not necessary
Level 2: You already have experience in deep snow and have mastered the basics there.
"Learning in optimal course terrain with modern rental and test equipment and with the best instructors is our motto. We stand for this with our qualifications, with our experience but also with our commitment and passion for skiing."
State certified ski instructor
Member of the DSLV instructor team
Ski school director
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