TTC Introduction to Ski Touring Course (ISC)
This course is intended for club members with intermediate-level or better skiing who wish to:
- Extend their skiing skills to backcountry, off-piste conditions
- Learn the fundamental skills needed to complete an easy grade ski tour in New Zealand backcountry terrain
- Initial meeting to fit boots and skis and cover theory.
- Weekend of practical instruction at Whakapapa skifield Mt Ruapehu.
- A follow-on weekend 'trip' to Mt Ruapehu aiming for day ski-tours outside the skifield boundary.
- Ski touring clothing, gear and equipment
- Skiing with a mentor to gain confidence skiing on variable snow away from groomed slopes
- Tactics to deal with difficult terrain and snow conditions
- Skinning and transitioning to skiing and ice axe/crampons
- Basic navigation, terrain assessment, and route planning
Please read the info sheet for cost and other course details.
Enrolment for this instruction will open in July. Please contact David Grainger -> mailto:david [period] grainger [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on 021 444 702 with any enquiries.
Schedule for TTC ISC 2018
|Introductory talk and ski/boot fitting- clubrooms||Monday October 8|
|Instruction Weekend - Ruapehu TTC Lodge||October 13-14 (travel on Friday)|
|Follow up trip - TBC||November 3-4 (travel on Friday)|
- Talks are held at Tararua clubrooms, Moncrieff St, Mt Vic.
- Ruapehu weekends are based at the Tararua Lodge and leave Wellington Railway Station 5.30pm on the Friday before.