Powder & freeriding

LAAX Freeride Base

The beautiful images of deep snow on social media are drawing more and more guests off-piste. But freeriding in unsecured terrain exposes you to the alpine dangers. As far as safety equipment and behaviour in the open ski area are concerned, there is a need to catch up. As a ski resort, LAAX wants to actively educate the public and point out opportunities for training and further education for freeriding: In the Freeride Base on Nagens, which is run by our patrols and partners. Experience freeriding on skis or snowboard in Flims Laax Falera with safety.

A meeting point for freeriders

The freeriding base is the meeting point for freeriders in the area. Over a good cup of coffee, they can exchange their experiences and provide input. This promotes understanding among freeriders for the day-to-day work done by the ski patrols – for example, when it comes to partial closures of the area in the morning for avalanche dispersion, as well as piste inspections and riding off-piste.

Guiding and courses

Various freeriding courses can be booked at the freeriding base. For example, in partnership with Girsberger Mountain Rescue Technology, the base offers various avalanche transceiver courses, which teach participants how to use the devices, the technology involved and how they can be used for search and rescue in the worst-case scenario. The courses are specially tailored to everyone, from beginners to professionals. Mountain guides are also assigned here and avalanche courses are offered by the Grischa School for Alpine Sports.

Consulting & sales

The freeriding base primarily focuses on providing advice and the sale of safety equipment. This includes avalanche transceivers, shovels, probes and avalanche rucksacks. It is also possible for guests visiting with a mountain guide to hire safety equipment.

Offers & prices for your freeride adventure

Private freeriding
Learn tricks for use on deep snow, a descent to Elm, try freeriding with avalanche training or a freeriding tour with a beautiful ascent and an unforgettable descent – you decide! Further information (in German) can be found here.

Powder Days
A certified mountain guide will show you hidden descents with the best powder. The descents are, of course, tailored to the abilities of the participants. Further information (in German) can be found here.

Ski tours
A certified mountain guide will accompany you to the hidden ski tour highlights of Flims Laax Falera. The tour is tailored specifically to your preferences and wishes, no matter whether you want to climb over rocky ridges or descend steep couloirs. Your personal wish list is our challenge! Further information (in German) can be found here.

Avalanche transceiver courses
The very best avalanche transceivers are worthless if you don’t know how to use them quickly and effectively in an emergency. So learn about them now, refresh or optimise your knowledge! All courses are equally suitable for snowshoers, snowboarders, freeriders, ski tour fans and off-piste skiers. Further information (in German) can be found here.

Avalanche courses

Avalanche course 1: The first course is directed at skiers and snowboarders who want to make their first forays off-piste. We will show you what equipment you need and how to use it properly. Other topics include standard safety precautions, understanding warning signs and how to act in the event of an avalanche.

Avalanche course 2: The second course is for freeriders and ski tour enthusiasts with basic experience who want to be able to go on simple tours by themselves. We will deal more closely with the topic of avalanches. Judging the risk of avalanche, how to reduce the risk, individual slope assessment, avalanche bulletins and tour planning are just some of the topics covered by this course. In addition, there will be practical exercises for companion rescue in the event of an avalanche.

Avalanche course 3: The third course is intended for experienced freeriders and ski tour enthusiasts who want to refresh their knowledge or undertake further training. We conduct practical exercises and expand on existing knowledge, as well as learning the latest techniques for gauging the risk of avalanche. As such, you are able to lead the tour or descent yourself and the decisions you make can be discussed there and then.

Further information (in German) can be found here.


No. of people

One day

Half day*

1

CHF 650

CHF 375

2

CHF 350 p. person

CHF 200 p. person

3

CHF 250 p. person

CHF 140 p. person

4

CHF 200 p. person

CHF 115 p. person

5 or more

CHF 175 p. person

CHF 95 p. person

*Half day: Freeride only, no ski tours, bookable from Mon-Fri

All prices without obligation

Registration: at Bergsportschule Grischa or directly in the Freeride Base in Nagens

Dates

Price

Fri 15.01.2021 to Sun 17.01.2021

CHF 525.- per Pers.

Fri 29.01.2021 to Sun 31.01.2021

CHF 525.- per Pers.

Fri 12.02.2021 to Sun 14.02.2020

CHF 525.- per Pers.

All prices without obligation

Registration: at Bergsportschule Grischa or directly in the Freeride Base in Nagens

Course

Dates

Price

 

Avalanche course 1

Sat 12.12.2020

CHF 200.- per Pers.

 
 

Sat 09.01.2021

CHF 200.- per Pers.

 
 

Sat 13.02.2021

CHF 200.- per Pers.

 

Avalanche course 2

Sat 02.01. - Sun 03.01.2021

CHF 400.- per Pers.

 
 

Sat 23.01. - Sun 24.01.2021

CHF 400.- per Pers.

 
 

Sat 13.02. - Sun 14.02.2021

CHF 400.- per Pers.

 

Avalanche course 3

Sat 06.03. - Sun 07.03.2021

CHF 400.- per Pers.

 

All prices without obligation

Registration: at Bergsportschule Grischa or directly in the Freeride Base in Nagens

No. of people

One day

1

CHF 650.-

2

CHF 700.-

additional person

+ 50.- CHF

All prices without obligation

Registration: at Bergsportschule Grischa or directly in the Freeride Base in Nagens

This year the avalanche courses will only take place on request

Contact

LAAX Freeride Base
Tel. +41 81 927 74 04
freeridebase@laax.com

 

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