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Backcountry Experience

2 days of off-piste riding with local mountain guides

Downhill freeriding in the backcountry followed by some light touring rewarded by a long and thrilling downhill.

 

When Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Wednesday
Duration 2 days
Price CHF 355 per person*


*All activities are led by an IFMGA certified mountain guide. The price includes the avalanche rescue equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, harness, snowshoes for snowboarders) and taxi transports. Touring / Split board with skins or snowboard equipment and ski pass not included.

 

Upgrade option 1:

ISTA Discovery

Combine the Backcountry Experience package with the ISTA DISCOVERY avalanche training. This one day course is the perfect start for further backcountry experiences! CHF 350 incl. avalanche rescue equipment and 229 ISTA points. 


Upgrade option 2:

ISTA ST1

(For ISTA Discovery graduates only)
Deepen your knowledge with the ISTA ST1 avalanche training. On this 2-day course you will get the basic skills in avalanche prevention and risk management! CHF 770 incl. avalanche rescue equipment and 449 ISTA points.

 

Conditions of participation:
The participants need good to very good ski/snowboard skills. Prior experience in powder is recommended. Accident insurance is the participants’ responsibility. Unaccompanied minors need a written permission from their legal guardian. We reserve the right to adjust the program to the prevailing conditions.

 

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Day 1 - Freeride:

Experience powder snow and isolated off-piste under the guidance of a local IFMGA certified mountain guide. The Metro Alpin takes us up to 3200m. Silence surrounds you when you step out onto the Hohlaub glacier. 1600m downhill descent in the secluded grounds of Hinterallalin awaits. But this is not all. The taxi takes you from Saas-Almagell back to the ski resort where more off-piste descents are waiting. Non-stop until the legs burn from freeriding!

Starting time: 8:15 am

 

Day 2 – Ski tour:

After the exiting runs the day before, day 2 brings you the ascents with skis or split board/snowshoes. Let our mountain guides introduce you to the world of ski touring. After a nice climb, a long and thrilling downhill is your reward.

Starting time: 8:15 am

 

Route

  1. Saas-Fee