Introduction to Alpine Ski Touring
Ski touring has seen a huge explosion of popularity over the last few years. With equipment getting lighter, stronger and easier to use, this is no longer the preserve of expert skiers and mountaineers. This one day course will give you a flavour of what it’s like use skis for your uphill travel as well as accessing remote and untouched snow fields. We will choose where we go on the day to get the best of the conditions and weather and may involve going to a ski resort to use their uplift to get the most of the day. If we do that, you will need to purchase a ski touring lift pass (approx. £12). You must be a confident skier on Red runs minimum in all conditions. The uphill won’t be huge but you need to be fit enough to skin uphill for around an hour or so.
Touring Skis & Boots, Helmet, Transceiver, Shovel, Probe, Instruction, Ski clothing and Transport to/from the slopes from our base here. We will cover avalanche safety, safe travel methods and how to use touring skis.
Times are 0800 depart from Ancrum, return 1645.
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Bring packed lunch and plenty to drink.
Prior booking is essential, please click on the link below to register/book a space online through Leisure & Culture Dundee's Connect booking system, or alternatively call into the centre during normal office opening hours.