Introduction to ski touring

Introduction to ski touring

Supervised by a guide, this course is for all those who have always dreamed of ski touring but are not sufficiently familiar with the mountains and do not have the necessary equipment. This can be rented on-site. The course is offered every winter by several resorts and can be booked directly at the local tourist offices.

Veysonnaz

Introductory sessions accompanied by a professional are offered on Tuesday afternoons on the Mayens-de-l'Ours hiking trail. Bookings should be made with Veysonnaz Tourism the day before by 16:30 at the latest. Allow CHF 20 for the guide and CHF 42 for renting the equipment.

 

Anzère

Discover ski touring with a complementary introductory session organised by the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School any afternoon from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Booking mandatory at least 24 hours in advance with Anzère Tourism or on the resort's website.

 

Crans-Montana

Join a professional coach for a free introductory session to skiing with climbing (seal) skins every Sunday between 10am and 12 noon on the slopes at Crans-Montana. Equipment can be rented in the resort. Booking at Crans-Montana Tourism mandatory up until 6pm the day before at the latest.

Région Dents du Midi

The Dents du Midi region offers a free-access initiation trail punctuated with signposts indicating the right behaviour to adopt when ski touring, as well as how to use AVD equipment in searching for an avalanche victim. Complementary videos are also available via a QR Code.

Equipment

Equipment, Ski touring, Valais, Switzerland