Powder Department Family Days

Snowpark für Familien am Stubaier Gletscher

Familien Snowpark BIG Family Slopestyle Stubaier Gletscher

Fun & Action Camp for the Young & Old

 

Date: 22 Feb. – 23 Feb. 2020

Venue: Eisgrat mountain station, 2,900m

Place: 6167, Neustift im Stubaital

Topics: Family Camp, freestyle skiing, avalanche awareness, freeskiing

 

The real winter adventures await you off the marked pistes and in the park, even the youngest ski and snowboard fans agree on that. That is why the Powder Department Family Days on the Stubai Glacier from 22 to 23 February offer a joint fun & action experience for the whole family. To ensure that all can enjoy the fun riding on untouched slopes and in the world of kickers and rails also in the future, the awareness for the dangers is professionally trained in a playful way and first powder experiences can be enjoyed.

Certified mountain guides and skiing instructors with plenty of experience in coaching children turn the powder into a playground and show how simple avalanche transceiver checks or the search for avalanche victims are and which measures can be taken to considerably lower the risk. You will also get riding techniques tips so that taking your turns in powder slopes will be really easy.

On the Park day, you will head for the BIG Family Slopestyle with the Austrian Ski Club coaches of Freeski Austria. After a specific warm-up training for freeskiing and an introduction to the Park rules, you can work on your first box slides and jumps with the coaches. But also if you have already passed your first steps in the Park, you will be well looked after – then simply new tricks are added and level increased.

REQUIRED RIDING TECHNIQUE

++ Children and youths from 10 years and their parents may join.
      Children from 10 – 14 years only if accompanied by an adult
++ Good skiing ability
++ Safe skiing on black pistes

EQUIPMENT

++ Ski clothing appropriate for the weather and the temperatures
++ Helmets are obligatory for everyone!
++ Ski boots (no touring shoes!), ski poles, all-mountain, freeride and/or park skis (or snowboard)
++ Rucksack for emergency equipment
++ If available: avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, airbag (can also be rented)

 

PROGRAMME

Saturday, 22 Feb. 2020 – Powder Day

++ 08:45 a.m. meeting point at the Eisgratbahn base station, distribution of the avalanche transceiver equipment and uphill ride
++ Warm-up and get-to-know games and first instructions
++ Powder Department Checkpoints and playful learning how to use avalanche transceivers
++ First ride on the piste and beyond the piste
++ Riding technique tips for powder snow, position and ski direction in the open ski area
JOINT LUNCH BREAK
++ Into the open ski area - Powder Runs
++ Tips for parents on freeride skiing with children, risk management and tactics in the open ski area
++ More powder and even more action until the lifts close

Sunday, 23 Feb. 2020 – Park Day

++ 08:45 a.m. meeting point at the Eisgratbahn base station
++ Uphill ride to the Stubai Zoo and first instructions
++ Equipment check and equipment tips
++ Warm-up games and park rules, preparation for the first tricks
++ JOINT LUNCH BREAK
++ Boxes, rails and kickers – how to tackle a new obstacle
++ Risk minimisation and safety in the park
++ Plenty of fun for big and small jumps up to 3.30 p.m.

Participation fee
2 days Powder & Park for children and youths incl. lift ticket EUR 145
2 days Powder & Park for adults incl. lift ticket EUR 199

The prices includes: Powder guiding by certified mountain and ski guides, park coaching, 2-day lift pass for the Stubai Glacier, lunch on Saturday and Sunday (excl. drinks) as well as the rental emergency equipment for Saturday (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel)

 

Detailed information on the event, participating conditions, payment modalities as well as bookings and information at irene@walser-concepts.com.