Improve your safety, find the best snow & become a better skier!
Yes this is a workshop, not a course, and the difference matters.
WHAT'S ON THE WORKSHOP MENU?
Mountain weather, global and local patterns
Cartography, map reading & trip planning
Group dynamics, communication and human factors
Redefining our goals as ski mountaineers. Are we going for the good snow, the summit, the meters, the fame?
Terrain management with a group, up and down
The good snow, where it is and why? How to find it?
Safety, what gear we have and how to use it
Sharing the joy of skiing
THE WORKSHOP CONCEPT IN A NUTSHELL
3 days out in the field, 3 briefings/debriefings in the classroom.
Day 1, the basics: gear check, group managnement, terrain observation, snow knowledge, beeper training, shoveling and rescue procedures.
On the first evening session we will discuss the snow & weather conditions and from there, give you the mision to propose relevant tours for Day 2. The tours will be presented to everyone, discussed and you'll get the green light from the guides...or not.
Back from that tour, the debriefing will be the occasion to see if your reasonning was good and if the reality was conform to what you had planned.
Rich of all these new informations, we'll repeat the procedure to prepare a trip for Day 3.
Not to be forgotten: we'll focus on skiing great snow and have as much fun as possible!