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Wild Ski Adventure

Intermediate Level - 2 days | Prices from £320.00

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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Dates & Prices

14/03/20
Cost (with accommodation): £370.00
Cost (no accommodation): £320.00

Is It For Me?

Fitness and Ski Ability: You are a confident skier on red runs, playing with terrain, skiing narrow corridors and using the bumps to help start a new turn whilst looking ahead to identify the line you intend to ski.

Ski a little bit further into the wildside. Exploring the hidden treasures of the Cairngorms, cruising the wide open slopes and crushing the burn lines. For example we may head off to explore Ben Macdui and its surrounding hills whilst using our Guide’s local knowledge to find the secret ski lines, allowing us to earn our turns to the maximum.  Another alternative would be to wave goodbye to the piste skiers on Cairngorm, before we leave tracks as we head down to Loch Avon and then climb the stunning Beinn Mheadhoin.  From its commanding summit we will admire the stunning vista of the Cairngorms before cruising the ski lines back to Loch Avon and finally over Cairngorm triumphantly and ready for the party.  Decide as a group what works for you.

Course Content

An outline of what you can expect:

Friday 15th March:

1600 – 2100 Arrival & collection of equipment hire.  Check in available from 5pm.
2000 Presentations and videos

Saturday 16th March:

0800 – 0900 Last chance to register and collect ski hire
0900 – 1000 Depart for a day of wild ski
1630 – 1730 Black Crows Apero
1900 Dinner (included)
2000 Party (included)

Sunday 17th March

0900 Depart for wild ski, day 2
1500 – 1700 Equipment return, tea & cake and farewells

What Will I Need?

Personal Equipment (* Starred Items are available to borrow from GL Stores on a first come first served basis.  Please notify at time of booking)

*Skis with touring bindings, skins and ski crampons (subject to availability)

*Ski Poles – ideally fixed length (subject to availability)

*Ski Mountaineering Boots – for example Scarpa Maestrale or Maestrale RS (subject to availability)

*Helmet – Optional.

*Ice Axe 45cm– for example Petzl Snowracer

*Light weight Crampons – for example Petzl Vasak  (leverlock)

*Avalanche Transceiver – for example Peips DSP Sport or Pro

*3m Probe and Shovel

Personal Clothing

*Waterproof Jacket with hood

*Waterproof  Ski Trousers

Thermal Bottoms or fleece trousers

Thermal Tops  – long sleeves

Mid Layers – Fleece or synthetic

Soft Shell or fleece Jacket

*Lightweight Belay Jacket

Warm Hat

Sunglasses

Ski Goggles

Head Torch

Warm Gloves or mitts: Thick and Thin

Ski Socks

Compass and whistle.

*Rucksack – 35 – 45 litres.

Rucksack liner and/or dry bags.

Vacum flask

Waterbottle – 1ltr Nalgene, camelbacks tend to freeze and don’t handle boiling water very well.

Suncream and Lip Salve – SPF 30 minimum

Personal first aid – some tape, Compeed, plaster for blisters and your own pain relief (aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol)

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What’s included on your course

  • Instruction
  • Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport
  • Entry to Saturday night party

What’s included if you choose the residential option – As above PLUS

Bed in shared en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts *
(Single rooms may be available for a supplementary charge, please ask at reception when you arrive)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
  • Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge
  • Linen is provided along with a towel,

Arriving at Glenmore Lodge

  • For more information on travel to the Lodge click here
  • Your first inclusive meal is breakfast (7:45 -8:30am) An evening meal is not provided on your arrival night, but bar meals are available in our Lochain bar 5pm to 9pm (5-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Packed lunches are collected at breakfast
  • On Mondays and Saturdays only there will be a 10 minute welcome talk at 8.15am, on other days you will meet your instructor at 9am. The daily programme of your course will be discussed with your instructor when you first meet, taking into account aspirations and prevailing weather conditions

On your last day

  • 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
  • On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service
    *some exceptions – see detailed course notes

 

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