Ski Mountaineering Course (Beginner)
- City: Sarre
- Duration: 3 hours
- Participants: From 4 to 6
Enjoy the pristine snow and learn how to navigate the surreal landscape of the mountain. This ski mountaineering basic course is for anyone who want to begin their adventure in this discipline.
The outings will give you hands-on experience with the major ascent techniques in different environmental conditions. Mountain huts will host our theoretical lessons, where you will learn how to plan a mountain hike, how to choose the proper equipment, some basics about snow and information about avalanche self-rescue techniques.
The outings will have a maximum drop of 800-1,000 m.
Below is an outline programme.
Drop: 200 m
Ascent time: 1-2 hours
Meeting point: meeting in Champoluc (AO) for equipment check and briefing.
An easy track leads us to the homely and welcoming Ferraro hut (2,066 m), where we can enjoy excellent dishes.
On the way up we can learn the basic climbing technique and get familiar with the new tools. We will find an area near the hut where to practice using the avalanche transceiver. We will also try and search for one or more people buried in the snow.
At the hut we will learn the correct way to plan an outing. Dinner and overnight stay.
Drop: 600 m
Drop height: 600 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-5 hours
Departure for the first real ski mountaineering outing. We will reach the Palon du Resy and its easy slopes where we will show you and you will try all kinds of turns. Throughout the day you will learn about meteorology and snow. We can go back to the hut via alternative routes.
Drop: 1,000 m
Drop height: 1,200 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-6 hours
From the friendly Ferraro Hut we head to the Vallone di Verra, in the direction of the famous Mezzalama Hut (3,050 m). To get there we will confront many types of slopes and we will have the opportunity to put into practice what we learned and tried out during the previous days.
We can go back via the same route, or we can choose another one if conditions are favourable.
Personal equipment suggested