Intro to Ski Touring and Avalanche Awareness:
22 September - 23 September
Join FMC President Peter Wilson and Petra Watson for a weekend introduction to the world of Ski Touring, and to Avalanche awareness and safety. Peter and friends have volunteered to run two identical weekend courses, 18/19 August, and 22/23 September.
The learning will begin with pre-course online study and tuition, followed by a weekend at the Awakino Ski Field. There won’t be a backup, so pray for good weather and snow!!
Attendees need to arrange their own Ski Touring and Avalanche safety equipment, (Both can be hired in Queenstown, Wanaka,and Methven and avalanche gear also in Christchurch and Dunedin). You also need to be an advanced or strong intermediate skier on un-groomed slopes.
This weekend is open to members of FMC affiliated clubs and individual supporters, and will have very limited numbers. Preference will be given to those who have a history of volunteering and service to kiwi outdoor clubs.
The $140 fee covers the costs of;
- Food for the weekend
- Accomodation at the club lodge on Saturday night
- Spa Pool (!)
- Transport (if needed) from the 2WD carpark to the lodge
- Expenses for the volunteer instructors
Super-mega bargain! (Another reason why Kiwi Clubs are awesome!)
More details will follow; but to register your interest, contact Peter.Wilson@fmc.org.nz