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Ski Touring Lyngen Alps Norway

Snow covered mountains surrounded by the deep blue ocean, untracked slopes, a ski lodge on the waterfront, fresh fish and northern lights – that’s what ski touring in the Lyngen Alps of Norway is about.

Ski touring in the Alps is already something special. But the Lyngen Alps of Norway hold even more in store: Way up in the Arctic wilderness around the 70th parallel north there are spectacular fjords, virgin powder slopes, mystic northern lights and a house the sea waiting for you. If time passes slowly here, that’s just fine.

Dates 2022 for Ski Touring in Norway

  • Week I from 26 February to 5 March 2022
  • Week II from 5 to 12 March 2022
  • Week III from 12 to 19 March 2022
  • Week IV from 19 to 26 March 2022
  • Week V from 26 March to 2 April 2022
  • Week VI from 2 to 9 April 2022
  • Week VII from 9 to 16 April 2022
  • Week VIII from 16 to 23 April 2022
  • Week IX from 23 to 30 April 2022

Price: € 1.990,-
Early booking price till end of August € 1.940,-
Group price min 6 person € 1.900,-
Maximum 7 Persons per group.
Of course also bookable for individuals.

Included services: 6 days ski touring, mountain guide, ski lodge with sauna directly by the ocean, all transfers and airport pick-up service, food and accommodation all inclusive.
Not included: Flight to Tromsø and alcoholic beverages

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Ski Touring in Iceland – Fire & Ice

Skiing from lonely peaks to the ocean shore, active volcanoes, hot springs, spas and aurora borealis, the northern lights

With its rugged coastline, secluded fjords, active volcanoes and glowing auroras, Iceland is a fascinating destination for every passionate backcountry skier. This country of fire and ice has a surreal appearance with ice-capped peaks and geothermal activity just below the surface. Leaving first tracks on these virgin slopes can only be described as ski touring deluxe.

A ski tour in Iceland between glaciers and geysers

Ski touring in Iceland means untouched mountains in perfect solitude. The slopes are rather flat and skiing is often possible right to the shoreline. No bush, no tree no tourists get in our way between the largest glacier of Europe and bubbling geysers. Iceland seems an unreal place, it is unique in many ways and particularly exciting as a skiing destination.

Dates 2022 Ski Touring Iceland

Week I: 3 to 10 April 2022
Week II: 10 to 17 April 2022

Week III: 17 to 24 April 2022
Week IV: 24 April to 1 May 2022

Price: € 1.990,-
Early booking price till end of August € 1.940,-
Group price min 6 person € 1.900,-
Maximum 7 Persons per group.
Of course also bookable for individuals.

Included services: 6 days of ski touring with a qualified mountain guide, transfer from the airport and all transfers on day tours, all catering costs, ski lodge with sauna and whirlpool.
Not included: Flight to Iceland (typical fares: from € 400,- to € 600,- from Europe) and alcoholic beverages.

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Ski Touring Valle Stura Piedmont

Fantastic rides, the world renowned cuisine of Piedmont and a little spa oasis

The Piedmont (Latin: pedem montium‚ at the foot of the mountains) is a laid back province of Italy. Situated close to the Swiss and French border, it is a region that is renowned both for excellent ski touring and powder snow as well as for its culinary delights. This is the birthplace of the Slow Food movement; its cuisine is high class yet rustic and alpine, it has no tolerance for rushing things. The village of Sambuco in Valle Stura is surrounded by mountains that soar above 3.000 m. There is no rush up here either.

Date: 30 January to 4 February 2022
Price: € 1.175,-

Included: 6 ski tours with mountain guide, half board accommodation at the Spa Hotel Osteria della Pace in double rooms, local transport (taxi, bus). Not included: Transport to location. Join other group members in Innsbruck to reduce the environmental impact.

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Avalanche Knowledge & Rescue Trainig

Two-day course: Basic skills in avalanche safety and rescue procedures

Ski touring is a fantastic sport, no wonder that it is becoming increasingly popular. However, you need at least some basic skills to keep your risk at a minimum. A two-day avalanche safety and rescue course is the best primer.

„I have been teaching courses for the Austrian Alpine Club for more than ten years. I like to pass on my knowledge, based on many years of professional experience.“ Paul Held, certified mountain guide and ski instructor.

Theory: Learn what you need to know about avalanche danger in an easy to understand and enjoyable way.

Practical Training: Apply what you have learned in theory during a ski tour, training includes assessing terrain and the quick use of avalanche transceivers in emergency situations.

Price: € 180,- Euro per person (max. 8 persons, a surcharge applies for small groups of less than four). Groups of up to 30 persons are possible with several mountain guides.

Included: 2 days of theory with one day of practical training. Travel to the destination is not included. Share the ride with other group members for economical and ecological reasons.

Detailed Information:

  • Goals: Acquire the basic skills for risk reduction during ski touring or winter mountaineering.
  • Contents: Assessing terrain, weather, avalanche bulletin, possible dangers, terrain risks, avalanche hazard and danger levels. Risk management strategies, tour planning, simulation of an avalanche accident, search and rescue procedures, using an avalanche transceiver (beacon).
  • Head Instructor: Paul Held, officially certified mountain guide and ski school partner.
    Requirements: Some ski touring experience, sufficient fitness for 2-3 h ascent and descent.
  • Location ⁄Accommodation: In the mountains around Innsbruck, depending on conditions.
  • Equipment: Touring skis, split board or snowboard and snow shoes, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe. Rental safety equipment available.

Glacier & High Alpine Climb Training

Glacier mountaineering is a wonderful experience. But only if you know how to be safe you can truly enjoy it.  Our four-day glacier mountaineering course provides you with solid knowledge and practical experience, including rescue and self rescue techniques from crevasses.

Our base at Taschachhaus in the Oetztal Alps has perfect terrain on the nearby glacier. The highlight of this course is the summit of Wildspitze (3.770m), the highest peak of Tyrol.

Crevasse rescue near Taschachhaus:

Included services: Glacier mountaineering course with a certified ski and mountain guide, rental equipment, 4 days outdoor training, ascent of Wildspitze. Food and accommodation: Half board at Taschachhaus hut. Not included: Transport to the hut. Share the ride with other group members for ecological reasons.

Price: € 645,- per person, max. 6 persons. A surcharge applies for groups of less than four persons.

Course Contents

  • Equipment and material
  • Knots and roping up
  • Climbing and fall training
  • Walking with ice axe and crampons
  • Rock climbing with mountaineering boots
  • Belaying on glaciers
  • Rescue techniques
  • Mountain rescue exercise
  • Crevasse rescue
  • Map reading, using a compass
  • Correct procedures in case of accidents
  • Assessing alpine dangers
  • General tour planning
  • Summit tour

Freeriding Ski Touring Dolomites

Freeriding and Ski Touring across the Dolomites with Held Adventure in 6 days: 10.000 vertical meters between San Martino and Sesto, freeriding in finest powder in the world’s most beautiful mountains and the delicious cuisine of northern Italy and South Tyrol.

The Dolomites are among the world’s most beautiful mountains and part of the UNESCO world heritage list.

The necessary ingredients for the thrill of freeriding are easily explained: ascents of 500 to 800 vertical meters per day, a little help from the countless ski lifts of the „Dolomiti Superski“ area and the fantastic terrain of the Southern Limestone Alps.

Date: 8 February to  13 February 2022

Price: € 1195,- (minimum group size 5 persons)

Included: 6 days of ski touring with an Austrian mountain guide,  half-board in double in hotels and multi-bed rooms at huts, exclusive transfer by taxi or bus. Ski pass not included.

Freeriding Ski Touring Dolomites, filmed by Peter Muszi.

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