7 days
Duration
Half board
Board
Experienced, Medium
Physicality
Yes
Guide

Learn ski touring in Valle Maira. Outdoor Italy is now launching a Ski Touring Camp in Val Maira, a stunningly beautiful and unspoilt valley in southwestern Piedmont. Here are neither ski lifts nor mass tourism, and due to the relatively soft terrain, Val Maira is a paradise for ski touring enthusiasts. At this camp you will learn basic touring techniques and avalanche safety, and when the week is over, the goal is that you will be able to go on touring adventures yourself!

This trip is aimed at medium to experienced skiers who can easily stand down black slopes and who are otherwise in good shape. Because remember that in ski touring you go up the mountain yourself. Therefore, it is also harder than regular alpine skiing. On the other hand, the experiences are always greater.

Every day we go on new touring adventures with our internationally certified guides who have prepared a strong teaching program that is woven into the daily tours. The program includes i.a. following:

  • Basic ski touring technique and touring equipment: different types of skis, boots, skins etc.
  • Overview of different types of safety equipment
  • Preparing for your trip: tactical tips, sources and interpretation of data and maps
  • Interpretation of snow, weather and other significant conditions
  • Basic rules for search & rescue
  • Practical exercises

Although more and more ‘safe’ routes are being opened around the Alps, safety and respect for the mountains are absolutely crucial in ski touring. Therefore, the knowledge you gain from this course is a very basic prerequisite for being able to move freely around the terrain on a pair of touring skis.

When the day is over, we go back to our cozy hotel, where the food is top class – and there is a lot of it. We live in rooms with two to four beds, and there is a well-stocked bar where we can hang out and talk about the day’s adventures for the small hours – if we can otherwise stay awake.

Pick up Torino airport
Participants Min. 4 participants*
Included
Half board
Certified guides
Transfer
Security package
Five full days of ski touring
Not included
Flight ticket
Insurance

*For larger or smaller groups, please contact us for an offer.

Booking and flight

Once you have decided, you will pay the full amount or a deposit for your trip. Once we have received your payment, you will be sent a more detailed itinerary as well as suggestions for flights. If you have any questions, you are of course always welcome to contact us.

 

Additional information

DestinationValle Maira
1

Day 1: Arrival

Pickup at Turin Airport and transfer to our hotel in Valle Maira. Joint dinner and briefing.
2

Dag 2: Equipment intro

Breakfast with briefing on the day’s activities. Departure to the mountains. We spend the day learning basic ski touring skills, handling equipment etc.
3

Dag 3: Avalanche day

Breakfast with briefing on the day’s activities. Off to the mountains. Intro to avalanche equipment and basic precautions. Homecoming at 4 p.m. Après-ski drinks in the hotel bar. Dinner.
4

Dag 4: Safety

Breakfast with briefing on the day’s activities. Off to the mountains. Today we learn all about snow conditions, weather and other factors in nature that can be crucial to your safety. Après-ski drinks in the hotel bar. Dinner.
5

Dag 5: Practical scenario

Breakfast with briefing on the day’s activities. Off to the mountains. Practical scenario and testing of new skills. Dinner.
6

Day 6: Play Day!

Off to the mountains. Apres ski drinks. Dinner.
7

Day 7: Departure

Breakfast and departure.

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