Advanced Ski Touring Course

Expand your skills.

Do you go ski touring independently and want to take your skills to the next level? The course is designed for already experienced tourers who want to expand and deepen their skills and knowledge.
In this course we focus on independence on the mountain. The aim is to prepare you for larger tours in alpine terrain. We try to make the course as practical as possible and do a bigger tour of approx. 800-1200m.

The following points are covered in the course:
-Avalanche Prevention & Rescue
-interpretation of the avalanche bulletin
-Tour planning at home
-On-site tour planning (creating a Plan B)
-Creation of ascent tracks
-Overcoming steep steps with ice axe, crampons and rope
-Rope handling and abseiling
-navigating in the terrain with modern aids
-Weather knowledge for multi-day tours

We try to run the course in the Engelberg valley.
Rough schedule: SA 08.00-16.30 + SO 08.00-17.00

Requirements: | Ski technique: good off-piste skiing technique | Stamina: endurance for long descents and ascents up to 1200hm.
Time frame: 2 days


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We need at least 3 participants for the course to take place.
We are also happy to accept private bookings on a date of your choice by email.


Offer Guiding Mountain Guide UIAGM Persons CHF
Group Spot 2 Days 1 380.-
Private Course 2 Days 1-2 1380.-
Private Course 2 Days each additional person 180.-
exkl. lift pass 1 ca. 65.-
Rental Gear CHF per day
+ optional rent Safety-Set (transceiver, probe, shovel) 30.-
+ optional rent Safety-Kit (ABS, transceiver, probe, shovell) 55.-
+ optional rent freeride ski (Ski, Binding) 45.-


Datum Beschreibung
16.04.2024 - 19.04.2024 Gauli Haute Route




Meeting time:
08:15 Engelberg Mountain Guide, Dorfstrasse 31, 6390 Engelberg.

Day 1 – Avalanche refresher, techniques in alpine terrain 

Meeting at the mountain guide office
Completion of material
Determination of location and discussion of course objectives
Correct interpretation of the avalanche bulletin
Rescuing your companions with avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
Tour planning from “home
Creation of ascent tracks
Overcoming steep steps with ice axe, crampons and rope
Rope handling and abseiling

Overnight stay in a hotel of your choice in Engelberg or at your home.

Day 2 – Application tour with coaching

Application tour
Orientation with modern aids (GPS on phone etc.)
Weather knowledge for multi-day tours
Tour planning on site (creating a plan B)
Amusing descent


Ski touring skis with walking bindings (can be rented from us)
Ski touring skins (suitable for skis)
Hard iron
Ski boots (touring ski boots are optimal)
Ski poles
LVS, probe, shovel
Backpack (max. 30 L)
Helmet (optional)
Functional ski clothing
Sun cream
1/2 tax

Missing equipment can be rented from us.

What is the difference between the Basic and Advanced ski touring courses?

The Basic course is for ski tourers who do not yet have much experience and want to learn or improve their basic skills. The advanced course is aimed at an experienced audience who have already mastered the basic skills and now want to take it a step further.

What happens in bad weather?

Ski tours can always take place. We adapt the course ideally to the conditions.

Führung nur durch ausgebildete und erfahrene Bergführer/Aspiranten.  Das Lawinen Safety-Set (Sonde, LVS, Schaufel) ist obligatorisch. Sofern das Skigebiet wegen extremen äusseren Wetterbedingungen geschlossen bleibt, bieten Ihnen eine Alternativmöglichkeit an.

Das Angebot wird an die lokalen, selbständigen Bergführer in Engelberg vermittelt.