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SAACnd Step Camps

SAAC also offers advanced course to deepen your knowledge about avalanches and the dangers off-piste.

SAACnd Step Camps are your second step towards being an alpine pro. Of course there are a lot more to come. At a SAACnd Step camp you learn to improve your skills on the mountain, to make decisions and argue against decisions of your colleagues. The SAAC mountain guides show you how to plan a backcountry-tour and you are asked to plan tours yourself.

SAACnd Step camps are offered as 3-and-a-half-day or as 5-and-a-half-day courses. Package prices include participation, emergency equipment rental (shovel, probe, transceiver). Liftpasses  and accomodation have to be paid for extra.

SAACnd Step 3-day-camp

In this 3-and-a-half-day course your knowledge from the SAAC basic camp will be deepend and advanced. You will plan tours with your group and develop your own risk-management-strategies. You will be hiking and skiing/snowboarding near the ski-lifts as well as far off the villages. It is important that you scan the terrain, spot signs of danger und interpret them correctly. You and your group are asked to make decisions on your own. Of course, the SAAC guide will help you with his knowledge and proficiency. Each night you will be talking about your experiences in the mountains and your tours. That is also why all participants are boarded in the same hotel. Besides if gives you the possibility to get to know your group and eventually become friends.

Topics:

*risk-management-strategies
*alpine danger signs
*terrain check
*how to use and interpret reports and maps
*emergency measurements
*what to do in case of an emergency
*freeriding

Group size:

max. 7 people per guide

Requirements:

*good shape: you have to be able to hike in snow for at least 2 hours
*good freeriding skills either on snowboard or skis

SAACnd Step 5-day-camp

In this 5-and-a-half-day course your knowledge from the SAAC basic camp will be deepend and advanced. You will plan tours with your group and develop your own risk-management-strategies. You will be hiking and skiing/snowboarding near the ski-lifts as well as far off the villages. It is important that you scan the terrain, spot signs of danger und interpret them correctly. You and your group are asked to make decisions on your own. Of course, the SAAC guide will help you with his knowledge and proficiency. Each night you will be talking about your experiences in the mountains and your tours. That is also why all participants are boarded in the same hotel. Besides if gives you the possibility to get to know your group and eventually become friends.

Topics:

*terrain at ascent
*how to chose the track when ascending
*advanced avalanche knowledge
*risk-management-strategies
*emergency measurements
*freeriding

Group size:
max. 7 people per guide

Requirements:

*good shape: you have to be able to hike in snow for at least 2 hours
*good freeriding skills either on snowboard or skis

What to bring: 

your snowboarding or skiing gear, a backpack to carry shovel, probe, snacks and drinks, dry clothes, ski touring gear or snow shoes to ascent

Package prices:

On each camp-site you'll find the package price including accomodation.

Registration: 

Follow the link and choose a date and location that fits you. At the end of each camp-site you'll find the "Anmeldung"-button.

Language:

The camps are held in German. For bigger groups there are English speaking guides available. Please contact our office at office@saac.at 

Registration SAACnd Step Camps 19/20 season:
Please follow the link
http://www.saac.at/index.php?pid=17&sid=camps