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Do you want to know what lies beyond the groomed and managed ski area? Do you like the idea of making sweeping turns through untracked powder enjoying the solitude of the mountain environment? Then this is the place to start that adventure!
Over the 2 days you will be introduced to ski touring equipment, look at what to carry when you are skiing off-piste, explore decision making and planning tools as well as receiving personalised coaching to improving your off-piste ski technique. Whether you are looking to progress to our ski touring, off-piste or guided courses, this is the place to begin that journey.
If course dates are full, check out Discover the Wild Side, our 2 day package at the Wild Ski Weekend.
The aim of Discover Backcountry is to take your skiing to the next level, with the expertise of the Glenmore Lodge instructors, to prepare you for adventuring away from the groomed slopes and into the untracked mountains.
Ski 1 – You are confident on blue pistes and enjoy skiing with smooth rhythmic turns. On red runs you are capable of controlling your speed, speeding up and slowing down by altering the size and shape of your turns. Coping strategies such as side slipping and downhill kick turns may be familiar to you. Mtn 1 – Experience of Ice Axe and Crampons is not necessary. Skiers should be well practiced in putting on and taking off skis on slopes in soft snow. Fit 1 – As a skier you are capable of skiing all day with regular rests without noticing a significant drop in your technique through fatigue. You are capable of hiking in soft snow with skis on your back or skinning uphill for 2 – 3 hours (600 – 800m). A moderately heavy rucksack 5 – 8kgs will be carried during your course.
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During the 2-day course we will give you a good general introduction to the world of Backcountry Snowsports. Our experience and qualified instructors, coaches and leaders will help you develop the skills and confidence to head away from the ski area.
The main topics covered are:
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Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site. All courses will finish by 5pm.
The key to happiness and enjoyment in ski touring is having the right equipment so you can cope with whatever the environment throws at you. At Glenmore Lodge we are extremely fortunate to be partnered with Atomic skis and Scarpa ski boots. These partnerships allow us to maintain a modern range of ski touring boots and skis in our purpose-built ski store.
* Starred Items are available to borrow from GL Stores
• *Skis with touring bindings, skins and ski crampons
• *Ski Poles – ideally fixed length
• *Ski Mountaineering Boots – for example Scarpa Maestrale 2 or Maestrale RS2
• *Avalanche Transceiver – for example Pieps DSP Sport or Pro
• *3m Probe and Shovel
• Waterproof Jacket – breathable, Goretex Proshell is ideal.
• Waterproof Ski Trousers
• Thermal Bottoms, thermal Tops – long sleeves
• Mid Layers – Fleece or synthetic
• Soft Shell or fleece Jacket
• *Lightweight Belay Jacket
• Sun hut and Warm Hat
• Ski Goggles
• Warm Gloves: Thick and Thin
• Ski Socks
• *Compass and whistle – your Guide will have all the necessary maps and guidebooks
• *Rucksack – 35 – 45 litres.
• Water bottle or Flask.
• Suncream and Lip Salve – SPF 30 minimum
• Personal first aid – some tape, Compeed, plaster for blisters and your own pain relief (ibuprofen, paracetamol)
Can't find exactly what you are looking for? We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply get in touch to discuss your requirements.