Empower yourself with this informative introduction to the backcountry world of randonnée and splitboarding. The transition from the Ski Resort to the backcountry can be intimidating especially for those who don’t have a group of experienced friends who are already reaping the rewards of earning their turns.
During this entertaining outing, we give you all of the essential tools necessary to learn how to navigate through mountainous terrain in a safe manner, how to maintain your equipment for years of reliable use, and how to get the most out of yourself so that you’re able to maximize the descent. From the moment your guide picks you up until the end of the day topics like backcountry awareness, snowpack study, preparation, etiquette, safety, and emergency protocol will be discussed. Safety is the principal but the quality of turns has been known to overshadow the lessons learned throughout the day.
In a tranquil environment, you will be coached using your beacon, probe, and shovel through rescue simulations under the watchful eye of a certified trainer. Best practices will be explained along with technical information regarding the varying apparatus used to search for and rescue avalanche victims. The valuable information and reinforcing practice will substantially improve your confidence in your abilities to act if it were ever necessary.
Move through the enchanted forests of the Araucania into the alpine with relaxation as your guide teaches you about the local flora y fauna while refining your movements on the skin track for efficiency and comfort. Your pace is key to summiting with stable legs that promise a splendid descent worthy of the effort expended while earning it. Superb tips that keep our guides going mile after mile will change a sport often seen as work into one you adore for the underestimated rewards it provides.
Enjoy the marvelous views of volcanos that dot the landscape and a horizon to the East that marks the border between Chile and Argentina while snacking on a lunch of locally sourced ingredients and freshly baked bread. Benefit from the recharge and rejoice when turning your attention towards a beautiful snow-filled face aligned with your abilities. Lap it up for the remaining time of the outing before returning to the vehicle for an apres drink and debrief. Wet your appetite for adventure with this perfect introduction!