In Tirolean Paznaun, free riders and ski tourers learn how to move along on skis in free terrain in special courses. Event-highlights: The Freeride-Festival in Kappl from 20 to 22 January 2017.
Forward or backward leaning position? How do I position my bodyweight when deep-snow skiing? What is the best line? And – how do I use an avalanche transceiver? Those who want to experience the diverse backcountry in Paznaun Valley away from the groomed slopes this winter will get their money's worth with special course offers such as freeriding for ladies ski touring camps or the Freeride Festival.
Freeriding for "Ladies" in Ischgl
With the offer "Freeriding for Ladies", ladies get a special crash course in snow and avalanche know-how and learn the benefits of the freeride-skis. In the process, they learn how to best train body tension and balance and how to save as much energy as possible with the right technique. Because in deep snow the strain is on other muscles than when skiing on the piste. With the offer "Freeriding for Ladies", a group of friends can book a freeride-course-package with the Skiing School Ischgl including ski rental, one lunch in the Vider Alp restaurant (without beverages) and one admission to the wellness zone of the Silvretta Center to relax the muscles. The package can be booked with the Skiing School Ischgl from two persons and costs from 109 Euro per person. More details www.ischgl.com.
Easy getting started with touring in the Silvretta
Conquering remote valleys and one of the 74 breathtaking 3000-metre peaks of the Silvretta Group on skis and skins, and leaving your own traces on pristine slopes far away from the hustle and bustle? Those who have scaled a wintry peak on skis once and felt the powder snow in their face on the subsequent downhill run, more often than not get hooked. To get started with this sport safely, ski touring novices will get an interactive course programme made up of practical theory and exercises put together in Ischgl on three-day ski touring camps. In addition to climbing and deep snow skiing technique and using touring as well as avalanche equipment, much focus is also placed on proper conduct away from the groomed slopes and on your own safety. The instruction in terrain and the difficulty of the summit tours are geared to the respective level of the group. The courses can be booked for all skill levels, but take place every Wednesday and Friday from four participants and cost 245 Euro per person, excluding lift costs and equipment.
Freeride Festival in Kappl
From 20 to 22 January, winter sports fans can enjoy "powdering" in Kappl for three full days. The extensive backcountry around the Paznaun ski resorts beckons freeriders of all skill levels to the third Freeride Festival. On the programme: Various skiing and safety workshops, guiding into backcountry, technique lessons, lectures,a movie night as well as material tests The best: All items on the programme are free this year. Action-Tip: Those who want to pitch themselves against the greats of the scene, can try to qualify on this weekend at the Open Faces Freeride competitions. All details for the program: www.kappl.com.