Arc´teryx Freeride Academy | St. Anton | 02. - 05.02.2023

Bivy and survival training with expedition pro Paolo Marazzi

Why not build a snow castle again? What was probably the greatest childhood game in winter for many of us can ensure our survival in winter activities. How do I build a snow cave and can survive a night in it, for example? Or even cooler – what does a day in a snow cave in Patagonia look like?

You will learn different forms of building a bivouac, mainly those that also work quickly and efficiently in alpine terrain. To make it authentic, you will do a small ski tour to reach our workshop spot. We will cover what you will have to consider when building the emergency shelter and the important actions and attitudes when it comes to survival. Once the shelter is in place, it’s time for camp life: cooking, eating, chilling. You will enjoy delicious LYOFOOD expedition food and with Paolo a fun day is guaranteed.


# Building a bivouac in winter terrain, survival in snow and ice
# Camp Management on an expedition


LEVEL: Beginner to advanced, participation with ski/snowboard/telemark

Ascent: Physical condition for 1 hour of ascent (appr. 300m)


Descent: Safe and controlled skiing on black slopes is required.


# Freeride or touring equipment (touring skis, split board, skins, touring boots, poles), emergency equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel), bivi bag (made of fabric not aluminium), spoon, cup, pocket knife, thermos bottle


-> List of Equipment


Lift ticket: You need a day ticket for this clinic (a special offer ticket can be bought on-site directly at the registration)

A detailed list of equipment will be sent after booking.

04.02.23, 09.00 am

05.02.23, 09.00 am

Euro 120.-

The meeting point is at 9 am at the Freeride Village. Welcome from your mountain guide. Equipment and safety check. You will go on a little tour, learn how to set-up a bivy and how to manage the camp. Lunchbreak Deluxe with delicious LYOFOOD. Late afternoon we return to the event base camp in town.


Group size per guide: max. 7 participants

# Guided tour by a certified mountain and telemark guide
# Clinic with an expedition pro


Additional costs:

# Lift ticket
# Travel cancellation insurance (can be directly purchased upon booking, cost 25.- Euro)