This 2 hour lesson is available in two levels. For children or adults who have just started skiing or snowboarding and need help to develop their skills, for beginners, we work on mastering turning technique and stopping. Alternatively for the person who want to off-piste and back-country ski/snowboard.
Backcountry skiing basics
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Safely experience the untouched snow on the mountains of Tromsø, Norway!
Get the basic knowledge about skiing in untouched areas!
No previous backcountry skiing experience is needed, however you should be able to ski in a ski-resort.
You will get an introduction using the basic rescue gear (transceiver, shovel and probe) and practice using touring gear. We will use local mountains that do not have prepared tracks. You will learn how to efficiently go up mountains and ski safely down. If the skiing component is not of interest, we can work more with the avalanche gear and practice finding a buried person and how to get the person out of the snow. In case you do not have your own touring gear, you can rent at Tromsø Outdoors and receive 10% at the desk when mentioning you will be going out with Tromsø Ski Guides.
Photo Credits: Kristin Folsland Olsen, Martin Andersen, Nikolai Schirmer, and private TSG stock