This October, Mountain Tracks have teamed up with Lockwoods to offer winter holiday bookers an Ortovox shovel and probe for just 75p, saving 99% off the RRP, terms and conditions apply (see below).
A shovel and probe are two of the three essential pieces of kit needed by any skier when heading into the backcountry, as described by Lead Guide Nick Parks in our new packing list video.
Ortovox is well known for championing quality with their robust products and the ‘Badger’ shovel and ‘Ali 240’ probe are no exception to these rules. The shovel is super lightweight while the probe’s quick lock system makes for a fast assembly when you need it most. Find out more about the kit here.
The promotion is valid for bookers of any multi-day winter trip, however, to learn how to best use your new shovel and probe we recommend experiencing one of our trips that focus on learning the skills required to explore the backcountry. These trips are specifically designed to take people who are intermediate resort skiers into the backcountry in a safe, controlled, and educational manner. The trips will get you way outside the resort boundary into the real backcountry. You will spend your time in a group of like-minded, happy and fit skiers while being guided by an IFMGA mountain guide. The IFMGA qualification is the highest attainable and requires a huge amount of experience in knowledge in the mountains.
Learn the essentials in one of the Alps’ greatest classrooms. Our 3-day touring skills trip packs in a long weekend of intense training amid some of the greatest off-piste terrain in the world, the perfect place to tread your first steps into the backcountry!
If you are still looking to improve your off piste riding while you head further afield then our off piste and touring skills week is for you. Sainte Foy, in the heart of the Tarentaise, is your base for this 6-day course where an IFMGA mountain guide will push your limits outside the resort boundary.
If you’re looking to head even further afield, our Eastern Vanoise 4-day is the ideal introduction to hut-to-hut touring. This brilliant four-day journey through the mountains stops off overnight in mountain huts throughout this breathtaking area - an entry level trip like no other.
Terms and Conditions:
IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV
The IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV symbol is the logo of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association.
Nick, Olly and Matt are all fully-qualified UIAGM Mountain Guides and members of the British Mountain Guides Association.
The International Ski Instructors Association is the world body for professional ski instructors.
The ISIA was formed in 1971 and there are currently 39 member nations representing the very best in ski instruction around the world.