Achensee ski tour camp
IMPORTANT UPDATE: At Monday, 15 February 2021, the Austrian Federal Government announced that restaurants, hotels, accommodations will be closed until further notice. Health is our utmost priority, and we continue to support these measures to combat the virus. Unfortunately, this also means that the Achensee Ski Tour Camp 2021 will have to be cancelled.
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 2021.
On 16/17 January, on 23/24 January and on 04/05 February 2021 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. For each camp, up to 35 participants can register. (Reduced number of participants due to the current Covid-19 security measures).
IMPORTANT: Please note that all sessions will be held in German (advanced skills required).