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57h adventure: Beginner Ski Touring in the Julian Alps

Triglav, Julian alps, Slovenia

Beginner Ski Touring in the Julian Alps

Price range

$1825

Skill level

Advanced

Group size

1 - 7 people

The feeling of gliding on snow with amazing mountain scenery around you is pretty hard to beat. Get the most of the Slovenian skiing and explore Vogel Ski Resort in Triglav National Park. The backcountry, the powder and the guides are amazing. We promise.

Learn ski touring in the Julian Alps!

IFMGA guides will share their extensive touring knowledge with you. First, you'll focus on skiing and ski touring techniques, then terrain and avalanche management. All participants will have access to Pieps avalanche beacons and equipment.

What to expect when you take this course:

The program is suitable for everyone who wants to start ski touring or split-boarding. It's also a great program if you want to refresh and brush up on your existing backcountry knowledge. We cover avalanche safety procedures, snow conditions and different touring techniques.

Here's what your skiing itinerary will look like:
Day 1

The foundation of ski touring is avalanche awareness. You'll do a full day of avalanche skills training to get ready for the week to follow. After avalanche education is done, everyone will ski a run or two with an instructor to fine tune techniques.

Day 2

Ski touring is divided in two stages: ascent and descent. First you'll climb as fast and efficiently as you can. Depending on the terrain, some techniques are better suited than others. There's a lot of time spent on developing the correct techniques so that too much energy isn't wasted on the turns. Of course, certain versions and turn techniques work better for different people. Your guide will work with each individual to find what works best.

Being efficient on the transition from climb to ski is an art in of itself. You will next learn about taking off the skins, storing them correctly and putting your splitboard together. When you reach the top, the real fun will begin. Skiing all kinds of snow comes next.

Days 3-5

During the first two days you'll get tons of information. It's always best to go out and practice all that you've learned. Experiencing new terrain, different snow, varying weather and new vistas each day will give you the opportunity to learn as much as possible in a relatively short time.

If you want, you can decide to cut the course short and do one extra guided day to improve your skills or you can take 3 more days to explore the amazing surroundings. Try a different tour every day and put your knowledge into practice!

Need to know

What's included

  • The price includes 6x halfboard accommodation in Bled
  • Vogel resort ticket
  • IFMGA mountain guide
  • Avalanche safety gear (shovel, beacon, probe)
  • Training on ART (Avalanche Rescue Training) polygon
  • All transfers and all technical equipment (ice axe, crampons, ropes, harnesses)

Airfare is NOT included in the price.

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