Backcountry Safety & Ski Touring- Intro

Alkaen NZD 245,00 NZD
  • Kesto: 9 Tunnit (noin)
  • Paikka: Wanaka, Otago
  • Tuotekoodi: MWBC1DAY
If you’re asking yourself ‘Is this for me?’ and you have good general fitness, can make effective turns off-piste and are up for an adventure, then YES it is!

Who: Women new to the back country, those wanting a ground- up refresher or just some more experience with guides. Only 12 places available each session, for skiers only, we are no longer able to accomodate split-boarders sorry.

Focus: Intro to back-country safety and touring. Practical useable skills, local information and guided backcountry travel. We want to get you out there moving in the terrain.

What we’ll cover:
Pre-trip planning session- weather & avalanche theory, gear check, next day plan

Route finding and terrain selection for backcountry travel
How to use different ski touring equipment
Uphill travel techniques for skiers
Search & Rescue; using tranceivers, probing, shovelling


Location: Dependent on snow and weather conditions the day sessions will run on one of the three areas below-

  • Pisa Range, with access from Snow Farm (mostly likely location)
  • Side-country of Cardrona 
  • Back-country Treble Cone 

Schedule:
6-8.30pm, Friday evening- info session. Meet at Aspiring Guides Office for pre trip planning session covering weather & avalanche theory, gear check snacks & wine
8am-5pm Saturday all day- ski touring. Meet Aspiring Guides office to car pool up mountain. Learn techniques to travel safely through backcountry terrain to find untracked snow & practice in rescue scenarios. Head back to Wanaka for a debrief drink

Specific equipment that you need to have/ borrow or rent

  • Skis with touring bindings 
  • Boots that fit your touring bindings (your normal ski boots will work for some bindings, but some have pins and require specific boot & binding combo
  • Skins that are cut to fit on the bottom of your skis
  • Transceiver, shovel, probe (available to rent from Aspiring Guides)

Once you've signed up we will send you a full gear list and help you find anything you don't have