Season Start December 1st, 2023
Mark your calendars for December 1st, the official kickoff in St Anton! With live bands performing on several stages along the main streets of St Anton. As we gear up for the winter season, don’t miss the chance to join one of our Avalanche safety and Off Piste ski technique workshops. These workshops will be running throughput the weekend and Technique on first monday (L2/3) Offering the perfect chance to sharpen your skills and stay safe before hitting the Off Piste.
Ski Technique Workshops in December 2023
Join our highly popular and fun ski workshops led by our female off piste expert Geli, Mondays through the season. These workshops are designed for those new to the Off Piste to rapidly enhance their Off-Piste technique or higher levels as a great way to warm up into the week.
In December we are additionally running Technique workshops for Intermediate/advanced Off Piste skiers. You’ll find these workshops valuable for improving your skills and to get the most out of your time in the backcountry.
- December 4th ,13th Intro to Off Piste Technique
- December 12th, 18-20th Intermediate /Advanced Technique Camps
- Ski Confidence Clinics – build your confidence after injury or fear of the Off Piste
- Mondays through the season: 3 hours sessions for all Levels
Safety and Avalanche Awareness Workshops
Our popular Avalanche safety workshops will run again through the season. If you haven’t had the opportunity to join one before, we strongly recommend it to equip yourself with the essential knowledge and practical skills in case of an emergency. These workshops are an invaluable investment for your safety and confidence when in the backcountry. You won’t regret dedicating three hours to this essential training.
Monday Off Piste Technique Workshops in St. Anton, Arlberg
We are once again running our popular Monday Technique clinics – a half day intense workshop to develop or fine tune your Off Piste skills. These fun and confidence boosting workshops will take you through a series of drills, first on piste before applying to the Off Piste. After 3 hours you will be ready for the next steps e.g. adding on 2 more full days in our Intro to Off piste camp or jumping straight into the OPEN GROUPS.
Aimed at at ALL LEVELS: Amazing for Level 1 – confident on piste skiers able to make short controlled turns on a red or black run but who may have never skied Off piste before or only dabbled on the side. Also suitable for Level 2 wanting to improve their technique or even Level 3 skiers fine tuning their skills particularly on the first day back on the snow! All are welcome and our technique expert Geli will give you personal 1:1 feedback for your level to rapidly improve your skills and boost your confidence!
Cost: €110, Safety equipment provided for a small additional fee
When: Every Monday 9-12pm
Where: Meet by Galzig, outside Cafe Anton
Equipment for Off Piste Technique Boosters
Equipment is key to skiing Off Piste – you need skis with around 100mm underfoot – the wider generally the easier as it will give you more lift. As most of this clinic is done on Piste you can also ski with 95-98mm underfoot if this is your ski width. We will recommend if you should change your skis for the next 2 days.
You can rent Off Piste easily to start with but we recommend investing in your own boots for comfort. A light merino base, fleece and gore tex jacket are essentials with an additional layer in your backpack to protect against the cold and plenty of high sun protection factor.
Generally a 25 liter pack will suffice to hold your safety equipment (shovel and probe). If you don’t have a backpack youc an rent one from the guide . Energy snacks are also important -and carry plenty of water – a camel back makes it easy to stay hydrated or a flask with 1 liter of water or water with Magnesium.
You will need a reasonable level of fitness so make sure to do some warm up before you start your ski holiday. It is important to include aerobic training to ensure your legs don’t tire too early – any sports tennis, cycling, running will help and yoga is really helpful for flexibility.
Intro to Off Piste Camp – Level 1 What to Expect
Our experienced mountain guides will take you on an unforgettable Off Piste runs in the Arlberg, discovering gentle terrain putting everything you have learnt into practice and building your confidence on easy runs.
We meet again at 8.45 and then your guide will take you on an initial on piste warm up before heading to the Off Piste. we stop for lunch at one of the many beautiful mountain restaurants to recharge our energy before the final runs fo the day. Meet up with your new found companions for an apres drink and share your experiences.
Our friendly team are here to help and can advise you – just get in touch here or email us at email@example.com