Friends On Powder Days!
The VAUDE ski touring camp is the perfect mix of ski tours, workshops and dream tours. We attended the ski touring beginner's course on Sunday and well, what did we experience there? Read about it yourself...
"Hi Kathi, I booked the ski touring beginner course at the VAUDE ski touring camp for you!". The moment this message landed in my mailbox, my feet tingled with anticipation and excitement. After I was on touring skis for the first time last year, I wanted to deepen my experience and knowledge this winter. The VAUDE ski touring camp, in cooperation with the Bergwelt Alpine School in Oberstaufen, offered the ideal opportunity to do just that because the camp (with a large test center and support from the VAUDE Pro team) left nothing out. But enough about the hard facts and off to the ski tour in the Bärgunttal!
His calm nature and the smile on his lips take away the stress and the exercises are getting easier and easier. Then it is time to leave the beaten track and up we go through the finest powder - sharp turn after sharp turn. In front of us: A gigantic mountain panorama from Bärenkopf, Kleiner Widderstein, Karlstor ... The view, the special silence in winter and the clear mountain air fascinated me again and again in the past, when I was still on snowshoes. The idea to take up ski touring basically came out of missing downhill runs after downhill runs. 😉
When we are riding down we will be stopping often, this is so we can always keep a good eye on the group and be able to control who was last and if everything was OK. A technique that can be used to react quickly in dangerous situations because it is easier to locate the individual. And then: POW POW POW! We glide through the finest powder one after the other - we FRIENDS ON POWDER DAYS! We emerge after an hour above the official beaten track. We glide the last few meters towards Baad before we take the bus back to the Walserhaus. Full of happiness and new knowledge. And while I return my test material, I wonder whether it might not be time to invest in my own equipment?