Ski touring technique basic course Furka Pass

Ski touring essentials for skiers and snowboarders (CH) | 3 days

Have you completed a beginners’ tour and now feel inspired to build up your knowledge on a course? Then the Ski Touring Technique Basic Course offers the perfect mix of theory and practice for a sound introduction to this amazing discipline. You will take part in training tours, which you will plan together with your group the evening before and then analyze on the go. Individual training and application of your learning are guaranteed!

This course is suitable for skiers and snowboarders.

Test & Feel
TEST & FEEL
Try out selected safety products and get 20% off when you purchase, or buy the product and book your course at a discounted price
Ausrüstung Kostenlos
EQUIPMENT
Try out the latest MAMMUT equipment for free. At all of our training courses we offer extensive opportunities for testing our MAMMUT safety equipment. Plus, you can rent skis and snowshoes in winter.
Contents
  • Track setting/safe behavior during ascent/descent
  • Ski techniques for ascent and descent
  • Introduction to tour planning
  • Interpreting dangers using avalanche forecasts and applying this information on a planned tour
  • Use of emergency equipment (avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel, avalanche probe and avalanche airbag backpack)
Aim

You will be able to plan simple ski tours independently and carry these out in favorable conditions. Depending on your personal fitness level, you will be able to take part in simple to moderate ski tours, e.g. an advanced ski touring course or an alpine ski tour for beginners etc.

Technique
beginner

Piste: confident on skis; Powder snow: no experience necessary; Terrain: moderately steep, open terrain; Alpine technique: you don't need to have ski touring experience

For snowboarders: confident traversing (toe-side/heel-side), ability to ride flat areas using a sliding technique (ski poles)

Condition
beginner-intermediate

Duration from 4 to 6 hours, up to approx.1,000 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.

Small group

3-8 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

9.30 a.m. Mammut Store Andermatt / Imholz Sport, Furkastrasse 2, 6490 Andermatt (train arrival at 9.21 a.m.)

Departure

Approx. 4 p.m. from point of departure

Accommodation

Hotel Tiefenbach, Furkapass

Note

If you would like to take a second piece of luggage with you, we will organize together with the hotel Tiefenbach a luggage transport from Realp.

Services
Included
  • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 2 x hotel (standard double room)
  • Mammut Safety Equipement to test (Avalanche Safety Equipment and Avalanche Airbag worth CHF 89.-)
  • "Caution Avalanches" course materials
  • Swiss topographic map of Urseren 1231 (worth CHF 14.-)
Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • Luggage transport (ca. CHF 5.-)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Ski touring equipment (skis, binding, skins, ski crampons, poles and insurance CHF 114.-)
  • Ski touring boots (CHF 60.-)
  • Snowshoes incl. poles (CHF 50.-)
Program
Day 1
Individual arrival at Realp. Welcome and distribution of rental equipment. The mountain guide will, of course, be on hand to provide tips and advice for packing your backpack. Any luggage that you don’t need for touring will be transported by skidoo to the Hotel Tiefenbach. Once everything is packed, after a short introduction to specific touring equipment, you'll be ready to go. A pleasant climb to the Hotel Tiefenbach will provide an opportunity to learn how to glide uphill on your skis. (Distance: 4.5 km; Duration: 2 hours; Ascent: 600 vertical meters).
Day 2-3
You will take part in training tours within the area, which you will have planned the evening before in your group and will continue to discuss out on the terrain. The tour destinations will be selected depending on the weather and conditions. Possible summits are: Chli Bielenhorn 2,904 m, Klein Furkahorn 3,026 m, Stotziger Firsten 2,725 m round tour, Schafberg 2,591 m and further options. (Distance: 5-7 km; Duration: 4-6 hours; Ascent: 1,000 vertical meters).
equipment
Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Avalanche-Airbag-Backpack
  • Ski touring equipment (skis, binding, skins, ski crampons, poles)
  • Ski touring boots
  • MSR Snowshoes (for Snowboarders)
Technical equipment
  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Avalanche airbag backpack (approx. 30 l with ski carrier)
  • Ski touring equipment (skis, bindings, skins, ski crampons)
  • Alpine ski boots or touring ski boots
  • Alternative to ski touring equipment: Splitboard with skins or snowboard and snowshoes including snowboard boots/ Telemark ski and Boots
  • (telescopinc) Ski poles
  • Ski helmet
Clothing
  • 1x ski jacket and 1x ski pants (Gore-Tex or similar material)
  • 1x Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x Short/long functional underwear
  • 1x Beanie and 1x headband
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof and waterproof pair)
  • Functional socks and spare socks
Overnight
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
  • Clohtes and shoes to wear in the hut (Minimum)
Food
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hut
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought at the hut
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
Various
  • Sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • Half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • Headlamp or fleshlight with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
Available, guaranteed execution
06.12.2019 - 08.12.2019
Tourguide
Patrick Keller
duration: 3 days, Fri-Sun
state: available
(guaranteed execution)
CHF 779.00
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21.12. - 23.12.2019
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03.01. - 05.01.2020
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Markus Wey
duration: 3 days, Fr-So
state: available
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24.01. - 26.01.2020
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Markus Wey
duration: 3 days, Fr-So
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14.02. - 16.02.2020
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Markus Wey
duration: 3 days, Fr-So
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28.02. - 01.03.2020
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Florian Tresch
duration: 3 days, Fr-So
state: available
CHF 779.00
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13.03. - 15.03.2020
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27.03. - 29.03.2020
Tourguide
Patrick Keller
duration: 3 days, Fr-So
state: available
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10.04. - 12.04.2020
Tourguide
Patrick Keller
duration: 3 days, Fr-So
state: available
CHF 779.00
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