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Ski Mountaineering Course (Acolyte)

Ski Type

Ski Mountaineering Course (Acolyte) is an excellent foundation for any alpine skier seeking independence.

This comprehensive course is set in a spectacular environment that provides an abundance of learning opportunities.

Ski Mountaineering Course Content

  • Skiing while carrying a day pack and a 10 KG overnight bag.
  • Terrain control (risk assessment, efficiency, and speed)
  • Hill track terrain management
  • Downhill terrain control
  • Navigating using maps, altimeters, and compasses
  • Roped glacier traversal crevassed route finding
  • Weather in the mountains, alpine ecology
  • With a lot of skiing


  • Confident Alpine Ski Mountaineering
  • Minimize risk when Alpine Ski Mountaineering


  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Experience: Skiers should be in excel­lent phys­i­cal con­di­tion and com­pe­tent on var­ied terrain.
  • Age: Minimum age is 16 years, and there is no upper limit.
  • Max: 4 People per course
  • Meeting Location: HOTEL KUNZAM, Manali HP.
  • Season: March – April.

Cost Per Person

  • Course Fee: 15,000 INR /    200$ USD (If you own an Alpine ski touring set.)
  • Course Fee: 20,000 INR   / 250$ USD (we will provide an Alpine ski touring set.)

Including and Excluding

  • Residential: Throughout the training, Camping lodging, transportation, and all meals will be provided. No transport to and from Manali.
  • Equipment: All group climbing equipment rope, ice axe, crampons, etc. will be provided. Personal equipment i.e. shoes, sleeping bag, or pad you can hire. An individual Alpine ski touring set will be provided (check ski set costing).

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