|Boarders digging a deep snow analysis pit|
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Outdoor Capital & Lochaber Skiing
Freeride, Off Piste call it what you want. This is the new wave in Scottish skiing although very well established in the rest of the ski world. Cairngorm certainly has the snow and Glenshee the sizable ski area but when it comes to the steeps and interesting skiing then West is best with both Nevis Range and Glencoe offering gnarly terrain, couloirs and natural half pipes all lift accessable. This terrain is also avalanche terrain and that should concern us as educators as the route to safety is education. Also it's unfortunately true that equipment has a role to play and no one - but no one should be skiing alone or without the 3 essentials of shovel, probe and transceiver - and the knowledge of how to use them. I have put together an early season safety package available for online purchase via my web site crankitupgear special offer I can also offer advice on aspects of avalanche and off piste safety. And don't forget that I can still hire, repair or sell you a bike!