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Winter Season Courses
South America El Portillo, Chile: AIARE 2 CUSTOM Dates: August tbd 2018 $500; Includes a 1 day Rescue Course.
Chile: AIARE L1 – this course is a fun trip to go skiing and get your AIARE level 1 avi skills honed in August !!! Contact us for more information.
“Best-in-class” avi course + rescue course. Please contact us to make arrangement to stay at El Portillo, Chile. What better way to beat the heat and enjoy skiing in the summer than by going South and getting great skiing and avalanche instruction all-in-one!
AIARE 1 : $395 Taos Ski Valley, NM at the Edelweiss Hotel.
AIARE Level 1 Rec (three day course – be sure to check the rescue courses adjacent to the Avi courses)
Taos Ski Valley, NM at the Edelweiss Hotel
Jan 4-6 (Finish up your winter break education strong with an Avi course!)
AIARE 2: $450 Taos Ski Valley, NM at the Edelweiss Hotel.
Level 2 (mandatory to have a current Rescue Course prior to AIARE L2 course)
Taos, NM at the Edelweiss Hotel.
March 15-17 – cancelled
RESCUE COURSES $125 Taos Ski Valley, NM at the Edelweiss Hotel (a prerequisite to AIARE L2 course).
***NEW*** Reinfjord, Norway – guided skiing with personal avalanche education..and the journey of a lifetime
This trip is for the adventurous guest who seeks all that is wholesome in the adventure of backcountry skiing and for the love of the unknown. Read our recent dispatch!
Certainly the appeal of Reinfjord it that it is Wild, Isolated, unexplored, and WE know how to access it 😉 The current limiting factor in the greater area is beds. We can attest to the fact that people are hungry for the skiing there.
One photo is taken from the beach in Reinfjord (none of those lines have been skied yet, trodden is not how you can describe Reinfjord). Across the fjord in the distance you can just make out the sawteeth of Kvænangen. In the lower picture is us finishing some mixed climbing and preparing for a first descent from Kvænangen. Aside from the many customer friendly routes in the area is an overwhelming amount of terrain that excites those looking for some technical fun.
According to a summer rock climbing guide of sorts to the area, he describes some of the routes that have been explored in the past. The local glaciers are not as “vertical” as they are in the alps… but Jøkelfjord glacier does calv into the fjord (the only European glacier to do so).
From a historical note:
Currently the situation with the fish cannery is a bit unsure. The building is massive, and requires an extensive rebuild, not to mention the large amounts of asbestos abatement needed on-site. I am trying to get responses from local officials on some rumors of “clean-up orders” that may exist on the property, and get estimates for asbestos remediation. However, I have a number of contacts with locals and can easily arrange houses to stay in. Where I stayed this March has for example 10 sleeping places, and a large common area. The owner is going to install a hot tub and sauna with an updated porch soon. So, in the meantime while I work on the physical lodge, exploring the viability of Reinfjord as a tourist destination, and working out the food concept that will occur at other overnighting places in Reinfjord.
Obviously, you should get on-board while the gettin is good. It very rare that you come across such motivation in development, and on such a grand scale. Let us help you have an adventure to be remembered with great lines, beautiful views, and a feeling of an enduring sense of pioneering.