COVID-19 UPDATE, PLEASE READ
IMPORTANT: Due to the unpredictable logistical challenges related to the Covid-19 situation, and our desire to offer high quality, safe experiences for all our clients, we have decided to only take personal booking requests for the 2020/21 ski season, and will therefore not be organizing any pre-scheduled courses. Thanks for you patience.
Please contact us if interested in guiding or courses for you or your group!
Trollheimen Skitouring offers avalanche, snow safety and backcountry skiing courses. Our mission is to provide the tools necessary to facilitate and inspire a generation of educated and aware backcountry enthusiasts - and to have as much fun as possible along the way.
Beginner level 1
This entry level course will introduce participants to safely traveling in avalanche terrain with a focus on tour planning and reading terrain in diverse conditions. At the end of the course, participants should have the ability to make knowledge-based decisions in avalanche terrain in order to aid in balancing safe and fun skiing in various alpine conditions.
Intermediate level 1+
This intermediate course will prepare participants to travel safely in avalanche terrain, confidently plan tours and manage group dynamics, and record relevant observations in the field using various methods of testing the snowpack. By the end of the course, participants should be able to independently make knowledgeable decisions in the backcountry.
Advanced Level 2
This course is designed for individuals who are already independent in the backcountry but are interested in advancing their skills in comfortably recording detailed field observations, making detailed assessments of the snowpack using snow profiles and various snow stability tests, and understanding basics of avalanche forecasting.
This course is designed to introduce participants to the gear, techniques and philosophies of ski touring. Participants will be introduced to basic avalanche safety and tour planning, the use of relevant backcountry ski/snowboard gear and relevant techniques for both the ascent and descent.
This course is designed to introduce participants to the gear, techniques and philosophies of ski mountaineering. Participants are expected to have solid avalanche knowledge but will be introduced to tour planning, the use of relevant alpine gear and relevant techniques for ascending and descending in steep, alpine terrain.
We can work with you to design the course of your wishes including modifications or combinations of any of our existing courses, or a personal course for you and your friends or colleagues. We are also open to designing and planning custom backcountry tours. If interested, please use the contact form below to send us an email and we can discuss options!
We offer our courses and guiding services generally on demand, so please use our contact page for further inquiries.
For a detailed program and registration page for courses organized on pre-determined dates, please use the link here:
Our main services are centered around avalanche courses and snow science. We offer a variety of set courses at all levels covering avalanche awareness, snowpack assessment, and backcountry first aid. Many of our courses, particularly at the beginner level, also incorporate skills in ski technique and the use of a variety of backcountry tools and equipment. Our courses focus on practical skills, spending as much time as possible outside in the backcountry environment where we believe the best learning takes place. Our courses are generally held in the Trollheimen and Sunndalsøra mountains of central Norway. However, we do also offer custom courses and occasionally organize or participate in courses in other areas.
Our instructors, Bastien Dupuy and Daniel Weiss, have over 30 years of skiing and climbing experience in alpine environments. This experience ranges from competitive alpine racing at the international level, to alpine climbing in Europe and North America, to backcountry skiing experience in Europe, Asia, and North America. They also hold extensive experience with wilderness first aid and rescue as well as many years of combined experience leading and instructing in various settings. Both hold advanced avalanche certifications from the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education.
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