Women’s Skitouring Camp Pays du St Bernard, Switzerland

Skiing in Liddes, Pays du St. Bernard

Dates:

  • 1st – 4th of March 2022
  • 24th – 27th of March 2022
  • Please ask also for private dates between December – April
Highlights 
  • 3 days ski teaching and skitouring 
  • 3 nights at a wonderful small Chalet in Val Ferret
  • Learn all about ski touring and back country skiing
  • Ski touring basics, including gear usage, uphill techniques, pacing, layering, and route selection
  • Avalanche awareness including terrain management and basic companion rescue strategies

Learn Off piste skiing and ski touring with us!

Three days of world-class skiing with top, women-specific instructions from Ex-World Cup ski racer and certified ski instructor Ella Alpiger.
This Women’s ski touring camp features the latest ski and ski-touring teaching techniques, avalanche safety informations and some hidden Off-piste runs.

  • “It’s all about learning off piste skiing technique, backcountry skills, mountain safety, and most importantly, having fun in the outdoors!”

We will base out of the beautiful Swiss Val Ferret for 3 days of adventure skiing. Our goal is to ski the best hidden places for the given conditions, and provide you with coaching and instruction in skiing off piste.

  • “It’s a unique ski program that makes it easier, faster and more fun to learn.”

Women’s ski touring camp Itinerary Pays du Saint Bernard

Arrival day

We pick you up at Martigny train station at 6pm and drive into the Swiss Val Ferret (20′). We welcome you at Sylvianes cozy Chalet for a first get together.

Come enjoy a dinner in the kitchen and a glas of wine infront of the fire place.

  • Night and dinner at Chalet in Val Ferret

Day 1: Off piste skiing work shop and avalanche rescuing

From piste to Off piste work shop in the ski area of Liddes near Grand Saint Bernard Pass. We ski where we find the nicest snow. Get tips on your skiing skills and technique to help you improve in a variety of ski conditions and terrain. Work on technique and mental preparation that will improve your skiing in the backcountry, in steeps, trees, narrow chutes and crud.
Learn how to search with your avalanche transceiver in the afternoon on a short ski tour. An important skill you have to know!

Before heading back to the Chalet we stop at the local cheese factory to get our Raclette cheese for dinner.

  • Night and dinner at the Chalet in Val Ferret.

Day 2:  Ski touring intro La Fouly, Switzerland

A short drive brings us to our Offpiste work shop in the morning in the small ski area of  La Fouly. It’s a secret spot for powder lovers and offers also some great tree skiing. Practice the tips you have learned yesterday.
Now we are ready to bring our back country skiing to the next level. We start with a short ski tour in the afternoon where you learn all about ascending with skins on your skis, ski touring itineraries and snow safety information.

  • Night and dinner at the Chalet, enjoy a glas of wine at the fire place and check out today’s skiing videos.

Day 3: Ski tour 

With a picknick and all necessary things in our backpack we skin up into the mountains. We use and try all our new learned skills and enjoy a day in the peaceful mountains.
The course finishes at 4pm at the train station in Martigny.

Changes to the itinerary:

The programme is given as an indication only. Changes and adaptation may be made to suit current technical criteria, safety requirements and weather conditions.


What you will learn in this Women’s ski touring camp:

This course makes it possible for intermediate and advanced skiers to move to the next level of expertise in the shortest time possible. Get confident with the avalanche safety skills and make your first ski touring experiences. All in a group session designed to foster camaraderie. A truly elevated experience. Do you already have some ski touring experience? This course will still help you to improve and make sure, you feel confident while skiing off piste. 


Personal Requirements:

If you feel confident on red and black slopes and have some off-piste experience, you’re ready to join this camp. Please contact us if you’re not sure about your level.


Location, Pays du St. Bernard:

In a privileged natural Alpine setting that is almost perfectly preserved, the St-Bernard region offers a wide range of sports and cultural activities.

In winter, the charming resorts offer ski runs and freeride for all levels with spectacular panoramic views in breathtaking natural surroundings .


How to get to Martigny, Switzerland:

Martigny in the Swiss Valais region can be reached by train in an hour from Geneva and in 2hrs from Zürich. From Chamonix you can reach Martigny by train as well. 


Our Accommodation:  

We’ll stay in a special Chalet from the 18th century, carefully renovated by Sylviane, our host. The chalet is located in a very quiet, traditional village with only 30 people living there.

We share the two big bedrooms with places for 8 people and can enjoy the whole chalet to ourselves. You can relax in front of the  fireplace with a glass of wine or enjoy the tastefully decorated wooden living room and a big common space underneath the roof where we can do some yoga and stretching after skiing. 

Chalet features:
  • Champagne and canapés upon arrival at the chalet
  • Home made vegetarian dinners  – including special menus for those with dietary needs, prepared by Sylviane our host
  • Full breakfast every morning: hot and cold option including eggs, fresh bread, fruit platter and cereals
  • Afternoon tea – home baked cakes, fresh bread and jams with tea and coffee

Fees:
  • 3 Skiers:            910.00CHF /skier
    5 skiers:             772.00CHF /skier
    Skiing only*:     500.00CHF /skier 

(*Min. 3 skiers: accommodation/half board, ski pass and transport not included in the skiing only program)

Included: Professional teaching and organisation, 2 ski passes, 3 nights in a traditional Chalet with half board in shared rooms, lots of information about ski touring and avalanche rescuing, mental training tips, pick up and drop off at Martigny train station

Not included: Transportation to and back from Martigny, lunches, drinks, personal insurance, personal equipment (let us know if you need ski touring and avalanche safety equipment, it can be rented).


What material should you choose for our women’s ski touring camp? 

We proudly ski on K2 Skis! They offer great backcountry skiing equipment especially for Women! Let us know if we can recommend a ski for you.


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