Private Introduction to Ski Touring

Ski Touring gives you complete freedom in the mountains - you can go where others can't go ! You can ski slopes that others can only dream of. You will be taught (in English) by a certified Mountain Guide and will learn the following:

Correct fitting and care of skins.
Technique for skinning efficiently.
Uphill and downhill kick turns.
Clothing for Ski Touring.
Choice of line in ascent and descent.

You will need the following equipment:

Warm ski clothing (trousers and jackets with vents are best, in order to regulate your temperature).
Skis (with touring bindings), skins, couteaux (ski crampons), ski poles (preferably with large baskets)
Sunglasses and goggles
Suncream and lip salve (SPF minimum 30)
Warm hat
Helmet (optional)
Packed lunch and snacks
Thermos flask with hot drink
Small water bottle
Rucksack with duvet jacket, spare gloves.
Shovel, probe, and avalanche transceiver (these can be supplied for the day at no extra cost).
Facemask (to wear if we share any transport)

The course can be as short as one day if you just want to learn the basics or as long as you want if you want to become proficient and maybe even do a multi-day tour.

Dates, Prices & Availability

Dates and Prices on application.

Please contact me at info@stuartmacdonald.org for more details.

  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Venue:
  • Ratios:
  • Experience Required:

    In order to take part in ski touring you should be a proficient off-piste skier, capable of dealing with all types of snow and slopes up to 35 degrees. You should be capable of walking uphill with your skis and heavy pack for around 3 hours.