Ski touring course in the Tatra Mountains will teach you all the necessary skills for advanced skiing and ski touring. You will ride on challenging terrain and ascent on ski great peaks and mountain passes, you will practice avalanche awareness and mountaineering techniques to be able to cope in winter conditions.

Course price: €450*

(*if only two persons booked the price will increase to €600).

What’s included?: 6+ hours of ski and mountaineering activities every day, instructions and workshops, avalanche equipment, crampons, ice axe, helmet, full support of the local qualified instructors, evening lectures. ( *ski touring equipment could be rent in Zakopane at extra charge)

Dates for 2022 TBC – email me, please.

Experience needed: To be able to take part in this course you should have a very good level of skiing on ski slopes, some off-piste skiing experience would be expected as well. Good fitness level required.

The course is run by a very experienced Polish Mountain Guides or Instructors of Alpinism (read about us more). Instructor to student ratio is 1:4. It means that you are benefiting from low ratio and small group and therefore excellent instruction.

Required personal clothes for ski touring course: ski touring boots ( there is opportunity to rent boots), waterproof jacket and trousers, softshell trousers, insulated jacket, base layers, warm fleece, warm socks, warm external gloves, thin inner gloves, hat or balaclava, head torch, flask, good backpack (this is an absolute minimum).

Ski touring course program:

Day 1 Meeting in Zakopane, equipment check and route planning. Crampons and ice axe practice. Warm-up skiing on the best slopes around Zakopane.

Day 2 Workshop about avalanche awareness and rescue techniques. Ski touring easy route.

Day 3 Ski tour on more complex terrain, gain significant elevation and ski off-piste.

Day 4 Unguided hike down and return journey.

Please note that the program is subject to change due to weather conditions or other factors.

Ski touring in the Tatra Mountains

Where: Tatra Mountains, Poland The Tatra Mountains are the highest range in the Carpathian Mountains and Poland’s alpine-type mountains. They form a natural border between Poland and Slovakia. The highest summits are Gerlach (2655 m, Slovakia) and Rysy (2499 m, Poland). Thanks to the relatively small area of the Tatras compared to the Alps, there’s a cosy atmosphere, but you can also feel like you’re in really high mountains. The landscape of the High Tatras is very interesting and is dominated by alpine type ridges, towering walls and rocky peaks, which is a testament to the strong action of glaciers.

The exact location and route would be discided base on the group experience and abilities, mountains weather and snow conditions.


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