SKIING WITH ERIC HJORLEIFSON AND CHRIS RUBENS
The idea of this Backcountry Ski Camp is to exploring the skiing around Bariloche, taking advantage of weather and snow conditions to get the best possible skiing.
The plan is to spend a couple of days playing in the backcountry accessed by the resort and then move into one of the backcountry huts to base out of. The huts are all above treeline, so with the slog out of the way we will have some incredible alpine terrain to play in.
The camps will focus on trip planning, terrain navigation, steep skiing and on the fly avalanche hazard and snow analysis. By incorporating participants into the planning, decision making and executing processes. We’ll be leaning on the guides local knowledge to find the best, long, fun powder runs while sharing tips for efficient backcountry travel. With a 3:1 client to guide ratio there will be plenty of time for individual learning while we ski ourselves silly! We will assess the students to recognize the aspects of the mountains that hold good snow, recognize avalanche terrain, terrain traps, manage the risk and learn for the future how to move independently and safe in the mountains
Who are Eric Hjorleifson and Chris Rubens?
Chris Rubens has been a globally recognized skier for the last ten years. Truly dedicated and extremely passionate about skiing in the mountains, Chris spends as much time as possible in the backcountry every winter, specializing in putting beautiful lines down mountains for both film and photo projects. He spends most of his winters collaborating with Salomon Freeski TV and Sherpas Cinema. Between ski trips, Chris resides in the town of Revelstoke, BC which provides a backyard of endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits.
Eric “Hoji” Hjorleifson:
There aren’t many skiers who are able to push the boundaries of the sport on multiple fronts the way Hjorleifson does. Whether it’s through riding jaw-dropping lines in films for Matchstick Productions or Sherpas Cinema, or by developing new ski and boot technology with companies like 4FRNT and Dynafit, the 30-year-old Canmore native is always finding ways to move the sport forward.
Arrival to BRC airport. Pick up- (pick ups only day prior to trip)
Night in hotel
Warm up day in the Ski area, slack country, back up day in case some gear didn’t arrive. Safety, introduction and get the team in the same page.
Good skinning and short bootpacks to find good snow.
Day 3, 4, 5 and 6:
We head up to the mountains, make base in Frey hut and ski all the four/ five valleys that are in the area, looking for couloirs, steeps, summits and good snow.
All nights in the hut with all meals
At the end of last day back to town and night in cozy Hotel in BAriloche.
Day 7 and 8:
We have 2 extra days to use according to weather we do:
- 2 backcountry ski days near Bariloche
- Or we go to another hut for one night/ 2 days to ski some more good lines.
End of services- Combination with a extension trip or with your flight back home
We strongly recommend to have skis in between 95-105 mm underfoot with dynafit setting or similar and bring ski crampons 🙂
Telemarkers are welcome too! 🙂
Private transportation during the whole trip
4 Nights of accommodation in double rooms (Extra usd 100 if you want to split for a single room)
3 Nights full board in Mountain Hut
1 Night in a cozy lodge ****
All meals in the mountains
2 Pro Athletes coaching guiding
UIAGM IFMGA Mountain guide
18th -26th, 2018
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