Achensee ski tour camp

Ski touring is becoming increasingly popular. Basically it is “earning your turns” by trekking up slopes on skis with climbing skins. The reward of the exhausting ascent? Skiing down through untracked snow. Lake Achensee is one of the most popular ski touring destinations in the Alps. Skiers who are new to the sport or looking to enhance their skills can register for one of the ski tour camps which will take place in January and February 2022. 

On 15/16 January,  on 29/30 January and on 03/04 February 2022 certified mountain and ski guides will teach the proper behaviour in the mountains – not just in emergency situations. This will of course include instructions how to use an avalanche beacon, probe and shovel. And above all how to adequately assess routes, terrain and in particular your personal fitness level. There is plenty of time for practice after learning the basic theory. On this occasion, you can discover the latest equipment from the famous sports outfitters Ortovox, Völkl, Kästle and Ski Trab before the pros take you on guided tours to the most scenic spots in the Rofan mountains.

The ski tour camp includes an overnight stay at the Erfurter Huette mountain hut and an evening programme. The “avalanche awareness lecture” with lots of valuable information about avalanche airbags and conduct during emergencies will ensure a convivial and interesting Saturday evening.

IMPORTANT: Please note that all sessions will be held in German (advanced skills required).

Day 1

  • Participants meet at 08.30 at the event centre in Maurach (MAP)
  • Greetings and introductions by the mountain guides, equipment presentation
  • Distribution of test equipment (skis, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Guided ski tour in open terrain (Rofan mountains) according to skill level, with tips from certified mountain & ski guides
  • Completion of the avalanche educational trail in the Rofan mountains, incl. hands-on emergency and safety training in open terrain
  • Group dinner at the Erfurter Hütte mountain hut, followed by an avalanche awareness lecture

Day 2

  • From 07.30 breakfast at the Erfurter Hütte mountain hut
  • Tour planning together with certified mountain guides – information, tips, how to read maps, etc.
  • Additional equipment tests and short practice sessions (Rofan mountains), combined with a guided ski tour and conquering a summit

Itinerary subject to change.

Participation fee is EUR 169 per person and weekend including:

  • One overnight stay in the dormitory at the Erfurter Huette mountain hut with half board
  • Equipment tests
  • One round-trip with the Rofan cable car
  • Avalanche awareness lecture on Saturday evening
  • Goodie bag

NOTE: Please bring your own provisions for the tours (snacks, (hot) drinks).

The participants must bring the following essential equipment:

  • Ski touring equipment (touring ski, boots, ski poles), appropriate clothing
  • Set of clothes for ski touring and utensils for overnight stay at the mountain hut (e.g. slipper-socks)
  • Rucksack to carry shovel, probe, and provisions including snacks and drinks
  • Sun protection, ski goggles and/or sunglasses

The event will be conducted in compliance with current COVID-19 measures. This includes bringing the 2G proof (vaccinated or recovered).

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