Improve your Ski Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada
Improve your Skimo technique
Do you have elementary-level experience in parallel skiing and a basic knowledge of Skimo, covered in our Introductory course in Ski Mountaineering? Then this intermediate level course is for you.
Let us help you achieve your goal.
When out ski mountaineering, do you feel that you lack the confidence or knowledge to take on different types of snow, gradient, or you simply don’t have an efficient technique? On this intermediate ski mountaineering course, you’ll learn the necessary technical skills to get the most out of skimo.
Your safety is our number one priority: we’ll teach you everything you need to know in order to enjoy this rewarding sport worry-free.
Ski Mountaineering, Skimo or Ski Touring?
Here in Spain, the colloquial name for this sport is Esquí de Travesía (similar to ski touring in English), but over the last few years the sport has been regulated within Europe and is now referred to as ski mountaineering or skimo. Whether you call it by one name or another, we will show you how to get the most out of this fantastic sport in a progressive and controlled way.
What will I learn?
✅ How to take on steep gradients without losing traction.
✅ Different alternatives for storing your ski skins, depending on the weather conditions.
✅ When faced with a steep gradient, what’s the best way to tackle it?
✅ We’re sure you’ve asked yourself, when is it worth taking off my skins? We’ll also cover this during the course.
✅ You’ll learn how to glide efficiently on flats using alternate steps and double poling, employing minimal effort so that you’ll tire less.
✅ You’ll become an expert in different types of kick-turn, feeling confident in their execution on any gradient or type of snow.
✅ We have designed a safe, efficient and quick protocol, specially adapted to the use of Skimo equipment, so that you won’t lose time transitioning with your skins.
✅ In order to set out on Skimo routes on any type of snow-covered terrain, it’s important to learn which individual or group tactic you should employ, depending on the different situation: something else you’ll learn on this course.
✅ Lastly, we’ll help you to acquire the necessary skills in order to improve your descent technique so that you can really get the most out of ski mountaineering.
As you can see, this course covers many different and useful skills to perfect your ski mountaineering. What’s more, we limit group numbers to a minimum in order to maximise your learning and ensure that you have our full attention at all times.
Our expert team of instructors will take excellent care of you and tailor all aspects of the course to your physical and technical abilities, helping you to absorb as much new information as possible so that on finishing the course you’ll feel confident heading out on ski mountaineering routes.
How is the course taught?
So that you can get the most out of this course, it’s taught in one full-day session of approximately 8 hours.
We select the most appropriate areas for both ascents and descents so that you can safely put into practice everything you learn.
In addition to the practical part of the course, we’ll finish with a theoretical and sharing session (1 hour) to consolidate your learning experience. Together we’ll observe and analyse your progress on video so that you can better understand how to improve your technique and continue progressing in the sport.
Needless to say, so that we can all feel at ease, we will be strictly adhering to all safety regulations in place due to COVID-19.
When is the course?
In order to take advantage of the abundant snow still covering the Sierra Nevada, this course will take place immediately. More courses will take place throughout the season, although not every weekend… So, if you want to improve you ski mountaineering, don’t let this opportunity pass you by!
24th of May 2020
Group limited to a maximum of 5 participants
Price per person: €70
What do I get for my money?
✅ 1 8-hour day session of classes with a specialist instructor
✅ 1 1-hour classroom session with video observation (Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, this session will be conducted via digital means/online rather than in-person).
✅ Trip and Liability Insurance
Are you interested in what you’ve read but don’t have ski mountaineering equipment?
Don’t worry, we have brand-new sets of equipment for hire. They’re light and comfortable so that you can relax and enjoy the experience:
The price to hire the entire set of 2020 season ski mountaineering equipment (skis with Low Tech fixtures, boots, poles and ski skins) is €30/day.
No helmet? No worries. We’ll lend you one for FREE
Improving your Skimo has never been easier.
COURSE FULL. REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR 24rd MAY
Remember, there are only 5 places on this course.
Would you prefer to take part in a ski mountaineering route in the Sierra Nevada? Take a look at the routes we offer