Level 2 Avalanche Randonee: 6 days – Hemsedal, Norway
19-24 March 2024
Instructors: Lars Bukkehave – certified after the Norwegian mountain guide standard (NF) & Emil Lildballe Steffensen
Language: Danish, norwegian and english
Arrival afternoon/night 18 March
All participants need to have done an introduction to randonee so they know how to walk uphill and ski down in easy off piste.
Learn how to find the best snow to fully enjoy the backcountry. Therefore it’s crucial you understand avalanche phenomena, recognize the terrain where avalanches occur and find routes that minimize risk.
The course gives you a “NF Skred grundkursus” (the Norwegian mountain standard for avalanche courses). We will therefore cover all topics needed to be ready to ski in the backcountry. Mostly outside but there will also be some afternoons with indoor lectors. A normal NF grundkursus is 3 days, but we extended it to 6 to get more skiing in.
Day 0: afternoon: Travel to Hemsedal
Day 1: Get used to skiing up and down (one day in the ski resort Solheisen)
Day 2: NF Skred Grundkursus – day out skiing – terrain and route choices
Day 3: Finding some great snow and ski up and down (yo-yo) that place all day
Day 4: NF Skred Grundkursus – day out skiing, look on the snowpack and SSU
Day 5: One stage of Hemsedal Haute route long day out
Day 6: NF Skred Grundkursus – day out skiing and avalanche rescue cases
This program and location is a template and it might change according to weather and snow conditions.
Instruction 6 days
6 night stay in Norwegian hut
Skipass in Solheisen 345 Nok
Rent of ski gear (avalanche beacon is mandatory)
Travel from home to Hemsedal
Food during the course (we are going to buy shared food and cook together)