There is probably no other winter sports destination that shaped alpine skiing in its early days as much as the Arlberg. Freeride and off-piste skiing above St. Anton have left their mark on the Arlberg region. To experience the “white rush” to the fullest, we offer a clinic for the first turns off the groomed slopes.
Arc´teryx Freeride Academy | St. Anton | 02. - 05.02.2023
How to Pow - Introduction to powder skiing
The “How to Pow” skiing clinic is primarily about preparing and adapting the on-piste skiing style for skiing in ungroomed terrain. Technical skiing tips and a brief insight into risk management in freeriding will be covered.
# Differentiation between on-piste touring, ski touring, free touring
# Ski technique in deep snow, on tracked variations and in challenging conditions
# How to behave in demanding terrain
# Standard techniques in the backcountry
# Basics of avalanche rescue
LEVEL: Beginners, participation only with skis
Descent: Safe and controlled skiing on black slopes is necessary.
GEAR / EQUIPMENT:
# Complete freeride equipment (no ascent, touring or freeride skis, touring or freeride boots, poles), emergency equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel)
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.
03.02.23, 9.00 am
04.02.23, 9.00 am
05.02.23, 9.00 am
The meeting point is at 9 am at the Freeride Village. Welcome from your guide. Equipment and safety check. Followed by the workshop in the skiing area of St. Anton. You will work on the correct and efficient on-piste and off-piste technique from professionals in various exercise series. Lunch break on the mountain/optionally in a restaurant. Insights into emergency management and tips for avalanche equipment. Return to the Freeride Village at around 3 pm.
Group size per guide: 4 – 5 participants
# Guided tour by a certified mountain guide
# Lift ticket
# Travel cancellation insurance (can be directly purchased upon booking, cost 25.- Euro)