Pre-Season Camp

Pre-Season Camp Engelberg

You are already an experienced skier and want to be more on the move on demanding ski & freeride tours? Learn new methods and experience the time of your life!

The tenderDatesDetailed ProgramTeamPacklist

The tender

The pre-season days are aimed at experienced freeriders and good ski tourers. In addition to training and further education, the focus here is also on the winter adventure

Thanks to the combination of a mountain guide plus a professional freerider, the knowledge & skills of different types of skiing can be combined to create a brilliant end product.

The training blocks and application tours are ideal to prepare you for the coming winter season. It’s not going to get boring!

  • Ski alpinism
  • Advanced Ski-Skills with Freeride Pro (high level skitechnick)
  • Refresh & construction LVS, probe, shovel
  • Materials science (less is more)
  • Handling rope and hardware (crampons, pickaxes, etc.)
  • Couloirs
  • Abseiling, Rescue, Improvisation
  • Meet & Greet with Freeride Professional
Offer CHF/person
Whole Pre-Season Camp (Fri to Sun) 490
Single day from camp 190
Including mountain guide, ski coach incl.
Exclusive arrival, hotel, tickets excl.
If a hotel/apartment is needed, you can either book it yourself or contact us for help. From CHF45 per night.

*****Requirements:
Technique: solid, downhill-oriented ski technique
Condition
: puff for long descents and motivation for shorter ascents (short is always relative!)
*****

Dates:

Datum Beschreibung
05.07.2024 - 07.07.2024 Hochtouren Camp “Ladies Only” Spannorthütte
19.07.2024 - 21.07.2024 Hochtouren Camp Spannorthütte "Grundkurs"
02.08.2024 - 04.08.2024 Hochtouren Camp "Grundkurs" Sustlihütte
30.08.2024 - 01.09.2024 Hochtouren Camp "Grundkurs" Weissmieshütte
29.11.2024 - 01.12.2024 Pre-Season Camp "Session 1"
06.12.2024 - 08.12.2024 Pre-Season Camp "Session 2"
13.12.2024 - 15.12.2024 Pre-Season Camp "Session 3"
20.12.2024 - 22.12.2024 Pre-Season Camp "Session 4"
03.01.2025 - 05.01.2025 Pre-Season Camp "Session 5"
10.01.2025 - 12.01.2025 Pre-Season Camp "Session 6"
14.02.2025 - 16.02.2025 Big-Mountain Camp „Cozy Titlis“ // Level SPICY & HOT
28.02.2025 - 02.03.2025 Big-Mountain Camp „Cozy Titlis“ // Level SPICY & HOT
28.03.2025 - 30.03.2025 Big-Mountain Camp „Titlis Backside“ // Level HOT & FREAK

Detailed programme

Day 0
For all who arrive on Thursday evening; Meet & Greet at the Skilodge. Discussion of the current situation and the coming days. Delicious beer!

Day 1

On the first day, the focus will be on prevention, training and further education around the topic of avalanches and ski technique. This is not boring with paper and blocks, however, but outside in exciting terrain and with practice-oriented examples.

We work in various workshops with mountain guides and exclusive freeride professionals.

Workshop Ski Technique with Freeride Pro/Skicoach

  • Individual position determination
  • General tips on YOUR ski technique
  • Freeride & freestyle elements in the terrain
Workshop alpine skiing technique with mountain guide

  • Tactics & Technique Steep terrain
  • Tactics & Technique Ascent (hairpin bends, foot ascent, climbing etc.)
Workshop “Advanced avalanche training” with mountain guide

  • Location determination
  • Equipment Check & Updates
  • On the road in the field
  • Continuing education & training “Kammeradenrettung Avalanche Accident” (chamberaden rescue)
  • Evaluation

Day 2

The second day is full of adventure. We are on our way in steep gullies and couloirs, learn the correct handling of rope and hardware and deepen our own skiing technique when going steep.

  • On the road in the field
  • Training block “Rope and more” based on different situations
    • Abseiling normal & improvised
    • Stand construction in rock, ice and snow
  • Ski skills steep terrain from 40
  • Route planning

Day 3

On a self-planned application tour we get down to business and implement what we learned the day before.

  • Stimulating application tour

Team

Piers Solomon

“I am a professional freerider from Central Switzerland who spends his winters following the best conditions, having the best time possible and meeting new people from all over the world”

Born and raised in the Swiss Alps, Piers was introduced to skiing by his mother at the age of three. At the age of six, he devoted most of his life to alpine ski racing. After ten years of ski racing, Piers felt more and more attracted to the freedom of freestyle and freeride. At the age of 17 he got his first pair of “fat skis” as a present. From then on, he was definitely into off-piste skiing.

He soon met Oskar Enander, the professional snow sports photographer from Sweden, in Engelberg. Piers started some photo projects with Oskar and came with his help to his first sponsors. Oskar opened the door for Piers to other parts of the industry, such as his first film trip at the age of 19 for the “Walhalla” by sweetgrass productions. In the meantime he drove for big film projects and was included in a webisode series by DPS-skis.

In recent years, Piers has also spent much of his summer in Argentina, where he trains and guides skiers and snowboarders in the Cerro Cathedral area near San Carlos de Bariloche for a travel company called SASS Global Travel.

www.pierssolomon.com

Daniel Perret

“Skiing in the adventure area means a lot to me. With a little imagination and the right skills, you can experience something in all conditions. Thanks to rope & skins, you can reach slopes and gullies that make your heart beat faster.”

Dani was born and raised in the same area as Piers. The adventure in the mountains lured him, even as a child and teenager, again and again into lonely and secluded terrain. He feels at home on skis, mountain boots, climbing boots or trail runners in all disciplines. The focus is not so much on relative performance as on lasting experiences with the highest possible level of safety.

Dani is a full time UIAGM mountain guide in winter and summer, based in Engelberg. Again and again he discovers the Engelberg Valley and the surrounding areas in the Alps with new eyes and is happy to share his new ideas with you.

www.mountainguide-dani.com

Jonas Schild

“In the meantime I can live almost exclusively on mountain sports. On the one hand as an alpinist and climber on the other hand as a mountain guide aspirant. For me it is extremely motivating to pass on my passion for the mountains to other people. Especially in winter there is nothing better for me than to conjure up your tracks in steep slopes and gullies together”.

With a father as a mountain guide, Jonas came into contact with mountaineering at a young age. In the beginning on hikes and in climbing gardens, later on mountain and climbing tours. Even then he was fascinated by the steep walls of the mountains, which he usually climbed on the normal route. It is important to him to be a complete alpinist. That means to be on the way at a high level in the classic alpine terrain as well as on the skis and to always have as much fun and joy as possible.
Jonas lives in Bern, studied geography and has been an aspirant mountain guide since 2018. Despite the rather long distance, he came into contact with the Engelberg valley early on, earlier in summer while climbing, now more and more in winter as a mountain guide, where he appreciates the unbelievable potential for freeriding around the Titlis.

www.jonasschild.ch

Fredy Krummenacher
Robert Lönell

 

Dresses:

  • Gore-Tex Ski Jacket
  • Ski pants
  • Warm clothes
  • Gloves (2 pairs)
  • Cap or headband
  • Helm
  • Skiing goggles

Technical material:

  • small backpack (optimal ABS)
  • AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVER
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Avalanche probe
  • Freeride ski or snowboard
  • Skinns
  • Ski boots
  • Ski poles
  • Climbing harness
  • 4x screw carabiner
  • Loop 120cm
  • Rope cord (about 5m)
  • Ice-Axe
  • Crampons

Miscellaneous:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • possibly camera / GoPro
  • Ski pass
  • Half-Fare travelcard (if available)
  • Money for mountain railways, taxi and drinks
  • Snacks
  • Memo material
Book now!