Grimentz - Zinal Freeride Ski Camp
Grimentz - Zinal Switzerland is not on many off piste fanatics radar but for the few that do know - this is one incredible place for top notch skiing. There is a bit for all levels and abilities, numerous day tours, designated "freeride" zones, all kinds skiable summits, mini ski safaris, nearly unlimited day tours that always deliver the goods and so much more...
Come discover the Rechy valley or perhaps spend a night in the Becs de Bossons hut and spend a day in St Luc/Chandolin.
Week highlights include:
staying at the SkiZinal lodge and their award winning food and hospitality
the new links between Zinal and Grimentz
the "backcountry Rechy valley" and so much more
numerous day tours to access untracked skiing
The week is capped with the traditional celebratory evening dinner and prizes will be awarded to guests for "special categories"
accommodation based on dbl occupancy
assistance for travel logistics and planning
meals or drinks
travel to or from the course departure point
zinal Freeride Ski Camp Details
Zinal Switzerland is not on many off piste fanatics radar but for the few that do know - this is one incredible place for top notch skiing. There is a bit for all levels and abilities, numerous day tours, designated "freeride" zones, all kinds skiable summits, mini ski safaris and so much more...
Typical 6 day Program
Day 1 Welcoming day
Our first morning gets started with a breakfast briefing and course presentation. We will discuss a general theme and plans for the week and also do a quick gear check. This first day also includes an important avi "buddy check" refresher where we will go through the basics of avalanche safety using the test center above Zinal as well as a few wise words about decision making and terrain selection.
Days 2-6 Perfecting technique and exploring
The following days are spent exploring the vast terrain that the Val d'Anniviers has to offer. From the hidden gems in the forests above Zinal to the Rechy valley to skiing down to the Moiry dam - this place has so much to offer.
We will also try and have a ski day down the valley in St Luc/Chandolin which has some pretty amazing terrain to explore.
An evening briefing is held at dinner every night and we will discuss the following day's venue/plan. One evening will be spent analysing video critique to help each guest improve their skiing. Most courses will also offer a day of touring to reach more remote terrain, so if you have a touring gear set up, please bring it along. Guests should be prepared and able to handle changing snow conditions as well as the physical demands of long ski days that will include various amounts of hiking to access terrain.
Destination and timing are the most important decisions to be made when skiing or boarding off-piste. They can mean the difference between a good day and a fantastic one and are certainly crucial in having a safe day out.
The exact places we will ski depend entirely on the level of the group and the snow and weather conditions. We usually decide on the venue(s) the morning of departure. This is to maximise your time spent on the hill. Better wait 15 minutes to get the latest conditions then spend half the day trying to find them...
* Actual course details may vary due to safety reasons and the guide may modify the itinerary due to terrain, weather or other conditions
6 days, 5 nights
2019 COURSE DATES
Custom dates are also available - please contact me for more information
Excellent base fitness
Solid off-piste skiing level, upper intermediate skiers capable of linking parallel turns
Skiing may include sustained 35 degree slopes. S2/3
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
1,795 € / pp with min 2 guests
3,195 € private arrangement
Maximum group size is 6 : 1
Geneva Intl Airport, Switzerland - GVA
Off-Piste Skiing Courses
Your ski clothing (socks, hats, extra gloves, goggles w/ extra lenses).
Your personal ski gear (boots, skis – tuned and waxed, poles).
A small day pack 20-30l for food/water and extra clothing
A mountaineering style harness with opening leg loops and a locking pear shaped HMS carabiner
Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
Optional ABS style pack (not mandatory)
Back country ski setup w/skins - can also be rented
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