Ready to get the goods off-piste this season? Die Bergstation's unique freeride camps and courses will get you ready.
Looking to brush up on your mountain skills or learn new ones? Die Bergstation has what you’re looking for, with early-season ski-mountaineering camps beginning this month, as well as freeride camps and other learning opportunities throughout the season.
Die Bergstation’s camp offerings kick off the season with a novice freeski mountaineering camp on 24-25 October on the Dachstein Glacier, offering mountaineering newcomers an introduction to serious alpine turn-earning. All the necessary equipment, including crampons, harness, rope and ice-climbing tools, is included, meaning you get a chance to get familiar with this equipment before dropping all your money on your gear. An advanced ski mountaineering camp will follow on 31 October to 1 November at Dachstein, with a longer advanced camp in the spring, 7-10 April at Guttenberg.
“These camps are starting to be used even by freeski pros to warm up for the season, says Die Bergstation’s Stephan Skrobar.
Later in the winter, don’t miss Die Bergstation’s regular freeride camps from January through March throughout Austria. These three-day camps are oriented either towards novices or advanced riders, cost €330, and offer a thorough freeride tour of the varied camp destinations, from the Dachstein to a new camp location in Landeck.
Die Bergstation also offers two early-season “Freeride Technique” camps with detailed feedback and video analysis of your freeride skills, getting you primed to ski off-piste with confidence. The camp will take place on 28-29 November at Planai and Reiteralm, and again on 2-4 January at Dachstein and Planai.
Whether you’re looking for ski mountaineering experience, or just learning the joys of a few turns off-piste, these camps have something for everyone. This group of licensed ski instructors and guides have a proven record not just of bringing you to the best ski terrain of your life, but teaching you how to access and ski it safely.