dr. snow - Freeride Academy
Ski Guides - skiing - adventure sports - sports school - alpine skiing
Freeriding is the original form of skiing – out and about in uncharted and unprepared terrain following the call of new adventures, to experience freedom and nature. Due to the rapid development in materials it is constantly becoming easier to ski off-piste. One can nowadays even enjoy freeriding as a novice. It will always be necessary to strike a balance between ability and the the descents one choses. It is, however, always possible to find a suitable challenge while freeriding and in combination enjoy the strong perception with the all-surrounding nature. In its perfect form freeriding consists of different speeds, turn radii, jumps and techniques leading to a mixed style of skiing. That is what freeriding is about. Alongside the technical skiing challenges one is also confronted with alpine risks. One has to learn and gain experience in the alpine environment in winter to be able to return safely to the valley one started in. Constant risk management and assessment is paramount.