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Intro ski tour

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Hi

I'd like to do an intro ski tour so I can learn to skin (and thus do a hut to hut). There's a few people I've seen who do these such as Off Piste Performance, High Alpine Guides and Mountain Tracks, and recommendations/tips? Was thinking a two/three day course.

Many thanks

Alex
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I did the one with Inside Out last year, great week.

http://www.insideoutskiing.com/holidays/introtoskitouring.html

Regards

Dave
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@Alex, I've skied with Mountaintracks, not the course you're after but they are an excellent outfit. Plus you could get to ski in Val d'Anniviers, perfect combo.
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Action Outdoors (UCPA) do an “intro to ski touring” course. Maybe they even do a short break. Even if you paid for a week and only did half it would still be good value.
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@Alex, eagleskiclub.co.uk
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I did a weeks course a loooong time ago with International School of Mountaineering, who are still going:

https://www.alpin-ism.com/courses/ski-touring-and-off-piste

Did mine with this fella https://www.alpin-ism.com/about/team/terry-ralphs

Very good.

Actually just remembered a did a posthumous TR 14 years after the event https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=1993720
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If you can walk up hill you can more or less work out how to skin on your own. It's all the other skills that are important, you're very much getting into mountaineering territory once you leave the piste. You really have to know what you're doing there.
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From our very own @offpisteskiing:

https://www.offpisteskiing.com/off-piste-ski-courses/off-piste-introduction/

Recommended!
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altis wrote:
From our very own @offpisteskiing:

https://www.offpisteskiing.com/off-piste-ski-courses/off-piste-introduction/

Recommended!


Not really the course the op was after

"This week is mostly ‘gravity-assisted’ ie we will use lifts to go uphill & ski down"

I'm sure he does/could do something that would fit the bill but cant see a good fit on the website.
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Another endorsement for ISM, @Layne refers toTerry Ralphs who still runs the ski touring and off-piste programme.
Terry is extremely approachable and would happily chat through your requirements and how the ISM programme could accommodate you.
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