From 18-20 February 2022, the ARC’TERYX ACADEMY is coming to St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria for its first-ever freeride-focused edition. This action-packed weekend of freeriding, ski touring and skills clinics and courses will help everyone, from first-timers to seasoned veterans, step up their game in uncontrolled terrain.
There's a reason why they call St. Anton am Arlberg the cradle of alpine skiing. Photo: Jacob Slot
Are you looking to get into ski touring or freeriding, but not sure where to get started? Maybe you’ve already got some experience off-piste, but want to improve your terrain-reading skills or your high-alpine tactics. Or perhaps you want to beef up your skills in avalanche safety, first aid or survival. No matter what level you’re at, the Arc’teryx Academy at St. Anton am Arlberg next month has something to offer for everyone.
Want to learn how to start moving around on your own in the backcountry? The "Ski touring for beginners" course is the right pick. Photo: Jacob Slot
You're already an expert ski tourer, but want to improve your technical skills. Check out the Ski Mountaineering clinic. Photo: Emanuel Falch
With courses and clinics led by professional mountain guides and world-class athletes like Max Kroneck and Silvia Moser, the Arc’teryx Academy: Freeride Edition offers a unique chance to receive first-hand, high-quality instruction directly from the professionals. 23 different clinics covering a wide variety of topics will be held over two days in St. Anton. From ski touring basics to big mountain freeriding and splitboard mountaineering to bivouac and survival training, the list of clinics covers everything from entry-level courses to advanced skills training.
Join Arc'Teryx athlete Silvia Moser for the women's-only freeride course. Photo: Zoya Lynch
The avalanche safety course is sure to be a popular one. Photo: Arlan Kor
“We are excited to launch a Winter Academy in Europe for the first time and can’t wait to welcome participants, athletes, guides and visitors,” says Max Müller, EMEA Sports Marketing Manager for Arc’teryx. “It’s a weekend with like-minded people full of tips, tricks and inspiration.”
Visit the Arc’Teryx Academy website for the full course listing and register for a weekend of learning and shredding.