Requirements winter

REQUIREMENTS WINTER PROGRAMS

SKI TOURING, SKIING, SKI LESSONS, FREERIDE, HELISKIING, ICE CLIMBING

Freeride / Heliskiing

A good personal assessment of fitness and skiing skills is important. Altitude, bad weather, snow, ice …. can influence them. For group bookings we can of course adapt individually to the physical conditions and skiing skills of the participants.

Level 1

Freeride beginner
You should be a good or very good skier (red and black runs). You have already made some first small excursions off-piste. Condition for up to 3000 vertical meters downhill every day. For group bookings we can of course adapt individually to the skiing skills of the participants. Ideal for beginners who want to be in the region for the first time.

Level 2

Freeride / Heliskiing moderate
Smooth and safe off-piste skiing in all types of snow. Condition for up to 4000 vertical meters every day. Safe ski or snowboard technique in moderate terrain. For group bookings, we can of course adapt individually to the skiing skills of the participants.

Level 3

Freeride / Heliskiing difficult
Smooth and safe off-piste skiing in all types of snow. Condition for up to 6000 vertical meters every day. Safe ski or snowboard technique in steeper terrain. For group bookings, we can of course adapt individually to the skiing skills of the participants.

Level 4

Freeride / Heliskiing very difficult
Smooth and safe off-piste skiing in all types of snow. Condition for more than 8000 vertical meters every day. Safe ski or snowboard technique in steep terrain. For group bookings, we can of course adapt individually to the skiing skills of the participants.

Ski touring

Due to weather conditions and snow, ice, rain and humidity, tour conditions can change and harden. A good self-appraisal is necessary.

Level 1

Ski touring easy
Easy ski touring terrain, our guides take advantage of the easiest terrain climbs. Easy ski touring with ascents / descents with a slope of up to 30 °. Hairpin bends are not necessary. You should have off-piste skiing experience and feel comfortable in all types of snow. A ski touring experience is not necessary. Ideal for beginners who would like to try ski touring.

Level 2

Ski touring moderate
Easy to moderate ski touring terrain with a slope of up to 35 °. Our terrain alternates between gentle slopes and short and steep passages. Hairpin bends are needed here and there. The experience of off-piste skiing in all types of snow should not be a problem for you. Level 1 ski touring experience is an advantage but not required.

Level 3

Ski touring difficult
Medium to difficult ski terrain with a slope of up to 40 °. Our path leads through a partly steeper terrain followed by flat sections. Short climbs on steeper ravines are possible. In the ascent, hairpin turns are necessary. The use of crampons may be necessary depending on the circumstances. You should be a good off-piste skier in all types of snow. Level 2 ski touring experience should be present.

Level 4

Ski touring very difficult
Ski touring terrain difficult to very difficult with a slope of 45 ° and more. Our course leads through a partly steep terrain. Climbs on foot through steep ravines are possible. Hairpin bends even on steep terrain should not be a problem for you. The use of crampons may be necessary. You should be a very good off-piste skier in all types of snow. You should also feel good when going downhill on steep terrain. Great level 3 ski experience required.

Snowshoes hiking

Due to weather conditions and snow, ice, rain and humidity, tour conditions can change and harden. A good self-appraisal is necessary.

Level 1

Snowshoes hiking easy
Easy snowshoes hike with climbs / descents with a slope of up to 25 ° -30 °. The terrain is gentle, hilly and smooth. The path leads partly through a wooded terrain. The tour does not lead through steep slopes. The ideal terrain for beginners without any prior knowledge.

Level 2

Snowshoes hiking moderate
Easy to medium snowshoes hike with climbs / descents up to 30 °. The terrain is hilly with steeper ups and downs. This field is not usually a problem for beginners with little experience.

Level 3

Snowshoes hiking difficult
Medium to challenging snowshoeing terrain with ascents / descents with a slope of 35 ° and more. The terrain is alpine, with steeper ways and crossings. Partially rocky terrain. For these tours, you must be sure of your steps, not be subject to vertigo and have a good walk technique. Level 2 experience is required for these excursions.

Level 4

Snowshoes hiking very difficult
Snowshoeing terrain at high altitude, difficult to very difficult, with climbs / descents with a slope of 35 ° and more. High moutain terrain with steep passages, crossings, rocky stairs and partially glacial terrain. This land is for snowshoers with experience in altitude hiking. With the circuits, you must be sure of your steps, not be subject to vertigo and have a good walking technique. Crampons may be needed for climbs to the summit.

Ice climbing

Due to weather conditions and snow, ice, rain and humidity, tour conditions can change and harden. A good self-appraisal is necessary.

 

Level 1

Ice climbing easy
Some ice cascades with inclinations of 60 ° to 70 °, one speaks of WI 1 + WI 2. You will be on passages up to 70 ° on the way. Few good rest points. The ideal terrain for beginners without any prior knowledge.

Level 2

Ice climbing moderate
Ice cascades with inclinations of 70 ° to 80 °(WI 3 + WI 4). They are in almost vertical terrain with passages up to 80 ° on the way. This makes climbing more exhausting. There are always good rest points available. The steep sections alternate with the flatter sections.

Level 3

Ice climbing difficult
Ice cascades with steep slopes of 90 °(WI 5). Long sections in the vertical ice. On the way, even small freestanding ice columns can appear, which requires a delicate climb. You should have a lot of level 2 experience.

Level 4

Ice climbing very difficult
Ice cascades with slopes of more than 90 degrees, very steep and partly freestanding (WI 6 and more). You climb in constantly vertical ice towers. Resting points are no longer available. On the way, we often meet freestanding ice columns that require a delicate climb. You should have a lot of level 3 experience.