Snowsports - Ski Touring skills course
PriceIncludes use of facilities and will include normal hire equipment (which is recommended to use for the downhill skiing time to preserve your own kit). Ski Touring equipment, wax for protecting the bases and skins will be provided.
(subject to Midlothian Council scale of charges)
Entry requirementsParallel skiers only, competent in tackling the steep section of the main slope.
This course is an introductory course, although it could be used as an opportunity to practice previously learned skills prior to the start of season. It should be understood however that there will be people on the course who have never ski toured before.
The course will be an opportunity to:
- become more familiar with ski touring and avalanche safety equipment
- learn skinning technique (including kick turns and other useful skills)
- learn the theory of terrain choice and avalanche awareness for off piste skiing
- learn and practice basic transceiver searches
- be coached on your downhill ski performance with a focus on off piste skiing technique
- learn some useful mountain skills for descended steep, narrow and difficult terrain.
Dates not available at present
Book in person at reception or call 0131 445 4433.