Objective: A 5-week coaching course for intermediate or above skiers/riders looking to get into ski touring and ski mountaineering. This is geared for early season so that you can get set up to become independent and know what to practice through the season. Climbing/ski alpine skills included.
Field: Sundays: July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7
Zoom: Tuesday nights 7.30-9pm starting 5 July, and continuing July 12, 19, 26 and August 2. Note: The first Tuesday session on 5th July will be held in person at Chill (287 Durham Street North, Christchurch) and the rest of the zoom sessions will be held online.
Consists of 1 day a week in the field
Plus 1.5 hours/ week on a zoom call with specific skills training in preparation for the weekend field session.
Zoom calls include: 1.5hrs
Packing (includes carrying gear on packs)
Planning and preparation - weather, avalanche forecasts, where to get information, alternatives
Ski and split board tours to objectives in the Craigieburn and Arthurs Pass
Snow anchors, basic crevasse rescue
Crampon and ice axe use
Field - general tours 1 instructor: 6 participants
Full course - 5 zooms plus 5 field days = $1425
We will always go somewhere as the instructors have tricks for training regardless of the weather. Some skills may be covered ahead of time - eg crevasse rescue covered early on in course on a ‘lesser weather’ day.
- Full refund less 15% deposit (admin fee) if you cancel more than 21 days prior to start.
- No refund if you cancel 21 days or less prior to start.
- If the trip is postponed due to weather conditions on day one, a refund less 15%.
Our Cancellation Policies are subject to change, please contact us if you have any questions by emailing email@example.com or phone us on 03 365 6530.
To avoid paying the processing fee, you can pay via bank transfer. In the checkout process, select "Bank Deposit" as your payment method and please transfer the cost of the course into our bank account
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