Easy, Hard, Medium
Difficulty
8h
Duration
Trentino
Spot
EN, IT
Language
December – March
Open

What is ski mountaineering

Ski mountaineering, or also known as downhill skiing, is a ski mountaineering sport that is practiced off the equipped slopes through the use of mountaineering skis. These particular skis are equipped with bindings that allow the heel to be freed, facilitating the ascent, and from the “seal skins“, which is a band of synthetic fabric that is adhesive on one side and covered with textile fiber on the other. Applied under the skis, it allows them to slide forward without sliding back. Finally, ski poles, which facilitate both ascent and descent, are also required for ski mountaineering.

HOW THE ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE

The ski mountaineering class in Trentino takes place depending on snow conditions in the mountains of Lower Trentino ( Monte Stivo, Bondone, Altissimo, Valli Giudicarie, Breguzzo) and in the Bergamo Pre-Alps.

The lesson lasts 7-8 hours and is intended for both beginners and those who want to improve their technique.

Beginners will learn how to move correctly on skis, the proper use of sealskins, basic movements and self-rescue. In detail:

  • Planning and managing an outing ( weather report, avalanche report)
  • Slope assessment and risk reduction
  • Material preparation
  • Climbing technique and inversions
  • Use of Artva and self-rescue systems
  • Off-piste descent technique

The more experienced, on the other hand, will be able to improve their ascent and descent technique and understand how and which ski mountaineering routes to choose. In detail:

  • Planning and managing an outing ( weather report, avalanche bulletin)
  • Slope assessment and risk reduction
  • Material preparation
  • Climbing technique and inversions
  • Use of Artva and self-rescue systems
  • Walking/skiing progression on backpack
  • Off-piste descent technique

WHO IS THE ACTIVITY FOR

Private alpine skiing lessons are for beginners or those who want to improve their technique. It is important to be in good physical condition and to be able to climb, unhurriedly, 600-800m of elevation gain and be able to ski on a blue parallel ski slope.

Details

Services included

Alpine Guide

RC Insurance

Technical equipment

Do not forget to bring

Energy snack and water

Recommended clothing

Snow clothing

Boots

Ski

Helmet and mask

Sunglasses

Sunscreen

Additional information

In order to carry out the activity, it is necessary to be in possession of an identification document

Cancellation policy

Prices

Private ski mountaineering lesson in Trentino  €163/person

Meeting Points

It will be arranged a few days in advance according to the best weather conditions.

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