Now in its third edition in St. Anton, this powder hound academy is bigger than ever. It starts on Thursday, February 1st with a selection of courses, where you can refresh your on-snow skills or avalanche basics with local mountain guides. The event’s Freeride Village also opens on Thursday where you can get free test equipment from Arc’teryx and partners Atomic, Oakley, Jones, Yeti, GoPro, Gore-Tex and Recco for the weekend.
On Friday and Saturday, an extensive program of courses features Arc’teryx athletes and mountain guides offering the chance to learn from the best and get insight to unrivaled mountain knowledge. For example, Craig Murray or Colin Ballet-Baz could show you how to get the most out of any terrain, Max Kroneck might teach you how to feel comfortable in the steeps, Stian Hagen could help you to be more efficient on tours, and big mountain legend Eric “Hoji” Hjorleifson might help you learn why it’s even worth it to embark on a full-on ski tour in the first place. You can find the full program of courses on the official event website, where you can also book those courses online. You better be quick, though, because the courses are filling up fast!