Our advice on how to start ski touring

Your first day of ski touring: 5 essential steps to get you started!

Publié le 17/11/2023 - Rédigé par Elsa
Are you a mountain lover in search of new sensations? Perhaps it's time to try a new discipline that combines nature and sport.

For an ideal compromise, we invite you to discover ski touring, an alternative offered at the Courchevel resort. To help you get the most out of this new activity, here are 5 tips for a successful first experience.

1/ Master the basics of skiing

To ensure that your first ski touring outing runs smoothly, it's essential to master the basics of snow sports. You'll already need to be comfortable on your skis, so you're ready to tackle new conditions.

In fact, ski touring takes you to uncharted trails, with ungroomed snow that can be difficult to master, especially when you're new to the sport.
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2/ The right equipment for ski touring

As you know, this rule applies to all sporting disciplines. If you want to enjoy ski touring in comfort and safety, you need the right equipment.

If you're a beginner, don't panic: you can hire your equipment from specialists who can advise you on the best equipment for a safe start.

Essential products include skis, boots, skins, poles, avalanche transceivers, shovels and probes.

3/ Be accompanied by qualified instructors

Introducing yourself to a new discipline can be frightening, especially when it's practiced in the heart of the mountains. That's why it's a good idea to get off to a gentle start, working alongside experienced instructors who can guide you and give you valuable advice.

In Courchevel, esf instructors will accompany you as you discover the resort's most beautiful spots, enjoying a new activity and the new sensations it guarantees.

4/ Introductory ski touring lessons adapted to your level

Of course, it's important to start off at your own pace, so that you can familiarize yourself with the various ski touring techniques. With esf, you'll be able to start gradually, with easy but equally spectacular itineraries for your first outings.

Before embarking on your first outing, you'll have the opportunity to discuss equipment and skins, so you can get your bearings.

5/ Fairytale outings with esf Courchevel

Would you like to give up ski lifts and take the bull by the horns? Ski touring is the perfect way to test your mettle and discover some wonderful landscapes.

For half or full days, we invite you to familiarize yourself with this new experience. You'll learn all the basics and make your debut in the heart of the beautiful resort of Courchevel. It's the perfect opportunity to get away from it all, and why not try a sunset ski tour this winter!
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