Title: 2013 course dates preview!
This is a provisional list of the dates for next winters Courses.
Most courses remain the same format but I have included a new Slackcountry Off piste freeride clinic.
This will be in-between the Off Piste and BC Splitboard intro with a mix of the 2. Easy access Off Piste and an intro to the BC, such as runs off the Midi, short hikes and maybe a day tour but without the need for Splitboards, the focus being on riding rather than hiking, hence the 'Slackcountry' focus.
Tech clinics remains the same, a pre season clinic in Tignes and a couple of 3 day clinics over Christmas and New Year should help those with the need and desire, the chance to sort out their early season riding ready for the season ahead.
Off Piste clinics remain the same, concentrating on the progression from On Piste to Off Piste technique and beyond.
The Slack country Clinic then follows on from this with the emphasis less on technique and more on just Freeriding. A kind of relaxed playful sort of week!
BC Splitboard intro keeps the same format, but Board hire will be through Zero G or your own responsibility.
BC Splitboard Freeride is for those that have already Splitboarded and now want more, this is a Chamonix based course focused on riding the Chamonix classics.
BC Splitboard touring is for those that have Splitboarded before and want to get out amongst the peaks and explore some new terrain, this course will take us further afield and involve nights away in refuges as needed.
The BC Advanced remains the same at a 1:3 ratio. Anything goes!
The new Splitboard Haute Route speaks for itself. We'll follow the classic Chamonix Zermatt route with alterations to suit favourable terrain for Snowboarding. A big undertaking only for the fit and efficient!
The Kashmir Splitboard trip takes us back to the low Himalaya peaks around the city of Srinagar where the basic single lift ski station of Gulmarg offers up some amazing terrain and spectacular Splitboard opportunities.
The Splitboard Mont Blanc course remains the same as we try to scale the mighty Mont Blanc and ride back down to Chamonix. Often underestimated, definitely our most demanding course on the calendar!
So here it is, you can't book yet as I haven't managed to lure Ruth into the office as yet, (best try calling on rainy days) and I haven't put the courses on line yet as I'm still playing around with a couple of dates etc. But this is the provisional calendar so you can start to have a look and work out what you fancy and when it will be.
Courses should be on line early next week and then we're off!
pre seasaon tech clinic – 17 – 21
3 day tech – 26 – 28
3 day tech – 2 – 4
OP freeride clinic – 7 – 11
Slackcountry Freeride clinic (mix of off piste and BC split intro) - 14 – 18
3 day OP freeride – 21 – 23
Kashmir – 31 – 10
(Maybe a 3 day BC Splitboard freeride 13 – 15)
BC Splitb intro – 18 – 22
BC splitb freeride 25 – 1st
BC Advanced 4 – 8
Splitb intro – 11 – 15
Slackcountry Freeride clinic 18 – 22
Splitboard Freeride 25 – 29
Splitb touring 1 – 5
Splitb Touring 8 – 12
SplitB Haute Route – 17 – 22 (dates not confirmed yet)
Mont Blanc 28 – 4th May
Dates for bookings will be on line soon!
Get ready for some of this!!!