Opting for Ski touring in Germany this holiday season? Our packages will allow you to learn and experience all the different elements of Ski Touring. This touring experience will teach you all about snow craft, avalanche safety, including how to use avalanche transceivers, probes & shovels, choosing routes up and downloaded slopes, how to survive in the elements and group management.
Once the basic principles have been grasped it’s off to the mountains for total enjoyment and to ski pure white virgin snow in one of the best Ski Touring areas in Germany (Allgau). In our opinion this is one of the best ski tour areas on offer and ski tours cater for all ability groups.
While planning your ski holidays in Germany, tour our local area and experience a real ski touring adventure.
Cost inclusive of specialist equipment, Skis, poles and boots, rucksack, transceiver, probe, shovel, food & accommodation and all bookings will receive the second edition of our book; Tips for Ski touring, Ski Mountaineering and Nordic ski tourers.
We cater for all ranges abilities and ages and we ensure our groups are put together to provide maximum enjoyment. Not sure what level you are or if you’re ready for that experience you’ve got your eye on, then check our skills level guide.
If you have spent most of your time on skis on piste or on popular off piste runs, and want to escape the crowds, ski touring will help you gain the skills to access the mountains throughout the winter season by learning ski touring and more advanced backcountry skills. And even if you are an expereinced ski tourer we have routes which will challenge every level.
The week is flexible to take account of the previous skills, experience, and aspirations, but typically includes a 50:50 split of ski touring and off piste backcountry skiing.
Previous touring experience is not required, as we will teach key skills starting with the basics. Sometimes people may hav done a day or two of touring before, but not received any formal tuition, so this is a useful refrersher as a springboard to future tours.
Any mountaineering skills or knowledge of ropes are an advantage, but not essential as all necessary techniques are taught.
Key skills taught during this course include…
• Use of skins and touring skis.
• Using avalanche transceivers.
• Glacier travel techniques.
• Kick turns for ascent on skis.
• Using crampons and ice axes.
• Choice of kit for ski touring.
• Recognising avalanche traps.
Heubethof – Rustic Bavarian Lodge
In the middle of the nature park Nagelfluh at an altitude of 1000m, our stylish and spacious rustic Bavarian Lodge, set in the foothills of the mountains presents an idyllic retreat. Enjoy the peace and tranquility the mountains have to offer and relax and unwind in the lodges beautiful surroundings. Situated in the Gunzesried valley, the Hubethof provides a unique opportuntity to experience traditional Bavarian hospitality.
Schwäbele Eck – Central Location
The Schwäbele Eck is our family-run guest house and a small hotel for those that enjoy that home from home feel and sense of coziness. Traditional Bavarian hospitality mixed with some stunning Mediterranean cuisine. Ideally situated for those who like a central local in the pedestrian zone of Sonthofen, but within walking distance of the beautiful forest.
Kuehbergalp – Wellness & Spa
Only 15 minutes from Oberstdorf, and right next to beginners’ and intermediates’ area in the Gunzesrieder Valley in the heart of the Allgäu. Everyone feels at home here thanks to the unique charm of the Allgäu. Enjoy the breath-taking views of the valley and the entire Oberstdorf and Hindelanger mountain range, while experience some breath-taking skiing before coming back to recharge your batteries for the next day in spa.
There Allgau region of Bavaria is easily accessible and is well served by several airlines from airports around the UK to Munich, Stuttgart and Memmingen
From the North
Manchester to Stuttgart Tui (www.tuifly.com)
Manchester to Munich Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com) and (www.flybmi.com)
Edinburgh to Munich Easyjet (www.easyjet.com)
From the Midlands
Birmingham to Stuttgart Fly Be (www.flybmi.com)
Birmingham to Munich Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)
From the South
Stansted to Memmingham Ryan Air (www.ryanair.com)
Stansted to Friedrichshafen Ryan Air (www.ryanair.com)
Stansted to Munich Easyjet (www.easyjet.com)
Heathrow to Munich British Airways (www.ba.com)and Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)
Heathrow to Stuttgart British Airways (www.ba.com)and Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)
From the airport:
Your friendly NBF Alpine Adventures Ltd driver will meet you at only Memmingen airport only and will drive you to your chosen lodge while you sit back and relax.
Stuttgart and Munich are a two hour drive to reach us and are also served by regular train services to Immenstadt where we can organise a pick up by prior arrangement.
Memmingen is an hours drive and is also served by rail links to Immenstadt www.db.de where we can organise a pick up.
Most major car hire companies are located at the airports. NB: you will need to request Winter Tyres from Nov – Apr
Driving from the UK is also possible. We advise you take the ferry from Dover to Calais or Eurotunnel. On average the journey takes 10 hours from Calais. With a stopover halfway in either France or Gemany this can be a great addition to your trip.
You can now catch the train from London to Stuttgart or Munich by Eurostar and high speed TGV. This journey takes 7 hours, plus a 2 hour stop in Paris. Please visit http://www.seat61.com/Germany.htm for details.
Have a safe journey