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Wild Ski Adventure

Adventure LEVEL | 2 day(s) | Ratio 1:6 | From £350.00

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Overview

Already addicted to wild skiing and crave more? This package will take you beyond the obvious routes and will start to explore the secret, hidden lines that only the local experts can find! Getting a little bit steeper, a little more remote and a little bit more exciting we will ski away from the crowds and leave nothing but beautiful lines. Over the 2 days of the festival we will maximise the skiing and help you explore the boundaries of your previous experience and knowledge: this is like ski touring but more exciting!

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DETAILED INFO

IS IT FOR ME?

To have a truly Wild Ski Adventure, ticking off the classic tours and adding some of our variety variations and bonus loops, you should ideally have some ski touring experience and be dedicated to shredding and lapping up the Wild snow in Scotland and the Alps. Have a read of our ski grades and if  these describe you, then this is the right level of adventure for you.

Ski 3 – You are a confident skier on red runs and enjoy playing with the terrain, skiing narrow corridors at the side and using the bumps to help start a new turn. When the slope gets steeper (up to but not exceeding 30 degrees/steep black runs) you are capable of looking ahead and identifying the line you intend to ski. You are also capable of adjusting your skiing so you can follow your intended route. In fresh snow, off piste or when the bumps get larger you can still manage to make controlled progress using skids and side slips to cope.

Mtn 2 – Experience of using touring bindings and skins is necessary. Some experience of ice axe and crampons may be necessary. For skiers, coping techniques such as side slipping and stem turns are essential and should be well practiced and reliable. Uphill and down hill kick turns may be familiar but require further practice.

Fit 2 – All day skiing, with few stops or breaks. Off piste skiing, top to bottom without the need for intermediate stops. Hiking and skinning for several hours at a time with a height gain of 800 – 1000m and be active for 6 – 8 hours per day. This uphill effort will have no significant detrimental effect on your downhill performance and you will be comfortable carrying a moderately heavy rucksack of 8kgs.

CONTENT

Every adventure has to start somewhere and where better than the Cairngorms, they are wild and adventurous!

We might take you on the uber classic tour of the Cairngorm’ snorth facign corries but you can be sure that we will add some extra spice and add descents to Loch Avon and back. A trip to Ben Macdui might also include the famous Taillear’s Burn but it will also include the descent to secret snow stash of Garbh Uisage Beag…. Never heard of these places? Don’t worry our guides and instructors know them like the back of their gloved hands and are itching for an excuse to share them with you.

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Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date16/03/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£350.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

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USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Instruction

Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day

In-course transport

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom (available from 4pm on day before your course starts). If booking as an individual, you will not be asked to share with a stranger.

Breakfast on each course day

Dinner on each course day (except the final day, and on one day or back-to-back courses).

Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge.

Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities.

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

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, giving you the opportunity to try before you buy.

* Starred Items are available to borrow from GL Stores

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

  • *Skis with touring bindings, skins and ski crampons
  • *Ski Poles – ideally fixed length
  • *Ski Mountaineering Boots – for example Scarpa Maestrale 2 or Maestrale RS2
  • *Helmet – Optional
  • *Ice Axe 45cm– for example Petzl Snowracer
  • *Avalanche Transceiver – for example Pieps DSP Sport or Pro
  • *3m Probe and Shovel

PERSONAL CLOTHING

  • 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
  • Sunglasses
  • Ski Goggles
  • Warm Gloves: Thick and Thin
  • Ski Socks
  • *Compass and whistle – your Guide will have all the necessary maps and guidebooks
  • Headtorch
  • *Rucksack – 35 – 45 litres.
  • Waterbottle or Flask.
  • Suncream and Lip Salve – SPF 30 minimum
  • Personal first aid – some tape, Compeed, plaster for blisters and your own pain relief (aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol)
  • Camera
  • Casual clothing for wearing in the centre
  • We have a small pool climbing wall – so any relevant kit (including spare towel)
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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.