Ski touring course basic (2 days)

Ski touring course basic (2 days)

Your start in the wonderful world of ski touring

The two-day course is an optimal springboard for the step away from the masses into the backcountry. Here you will learn the basics for your first independent ski tour.
You learn the most important basics of tour planning, avalanche awareness and we hone your off-piste technique.

And very important, we make a nice application tour!

Suitable for english speakers

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Skitourenkurs Basic (2 Tage)


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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.-

| Ski technique: Good off-piste skiing technique is required In case of insufficient technique, the mountain guide is entitled to dismiss the participant early.
| Physical condition: endurance for long descents and ascents up to 3h.
Time frame: 2 days

Skitourenkurs Basic (2 Tage)


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Day 1 – Avalanche awareness training and tour planning with small tour.

  • Gathering at the mountain guide office
  • Completion of material
  • Assessment of the situation and discussion of the course objectives
  • Tour planning
  • correct interpretation of the avalanche bulletin
  • Material knowledge
  • Technique ascent with skins. Pointed turns etc.
  • Rescue with avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel
  • Overnight stay in a hotel of your choice in Engelberg or at your home.

Tag 2 – Anwendungstour mit Coaching

  • Umsetzung selbständige Tourenplanung
  • Spuranlage im Gelände
  • Vertrauen in die Haftung der Felle, Spitzkehren
  • Verwendung Harsteisen
  • Orientierung mit Karte und modernen Hilfsmitteln (GPS auf Telefon etc.)
  • Skitechnik Abseits der Piste
  • Amüsante Abfahrt

Meeting Point:
08:15 Engelberg Mountain Guide, Dorfstrasse 31, 6390 Engelberg


  • Ski touring skis with walking binding (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)
  • gloves
  • functional ski clothing
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • 1/2 tax
  • Cash

Missing equipment can be rented from us.

What is the difference between the trial and the basic ski touring course?

The taster course is designed for beginners who want to take the first step into the world of ski touring. Together we look at what it takes to go on a ski tour. In the terrain we show tips and tricks in the ascent, look at the avalanche situation and work out a first tour planning.

The basic ski touring course is designed to enable you to go on a ski tour independently. The preparation of the tour and the evaluation of the avalanche situation are dealt with intensively. On the second day, what you have learned will be put into practice on a practical tour.

What happens in bad weather?

In principle, ski tours can always be carried out. We adapt the course ideally to the conditions.


Guiding only by trained and experienced mountain guides / aspirants. The avalanche safety set (probe, avalanche transceiver, shovel) is mandatory. If the ski area remains closed due to extreme weather conditions, we offer you an alternative option.

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

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