FAQ

What are the Freeride Days Engelberg?

The Freeride Days Engelberg are a multi-day event aimed at freeriders and ski tourers of all skill levels. In addition to the opportunity to test the latest equipment, the event offers various workshops led by experienced guides and professionals. Participants have the chance to improve their skills, learn new techniques and exchange ideas with like-minded people.

Are the workshops in German and English?

Of course, all our mountain guides speak German, English and some even Swedish. Only French is a bit tricky...

Our English may not be 100% perfect, but we are real pros at guiding and teaching in English. And hey, if a joke gets lost, we just blame it on the language barrier - after all, laughter is international! ūüėĄ

When are the advantages of the Freeride Days Engelberg?

The Freeride Days Engelberg will take place from March 15 to 17, 2024. This time of year in Engelberg is known for its snow reliability and often offers excellent deep snow, creating ideal conditions for freeride and ski touring enthusiasts. In addition, March offers the unique opportunity for some brands to present their models for the next season.

What materials do I need for an Explore! - Workshop?

You will need basic equipment for an Explore! workshop:

Ski ticket*
Skis/snowboard, poles and bindings
Ski/snowboard boots
Backpack** included:
Avalanche transceiver (LVS)
avalanche probe
Avalanche shovel
Warm clothing, including jacket, pants, mid and bottom layer***
helmet
Gloves
*The ski ticket is not included in the course price and must be purchased at the ski resort. We recommend doing this in advance to avoid queues.

** Avalanche backpacks are desirable but not necessary.

*** Expect temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius.

 

If necessary, some equipment can also be rented. Get in touch with us: welcome@freeridedays-engelberg.ch

Can I take part in the workshops with the test material?

It is better if you come with your own equipment. You can test skis, even for the workshops. However, there are no skins available for the skis. You must bring your own ski boots and safety equipment.

I don't have all the material, can I rent material from you?

Don't you have any equipment? Yes, you can hire it from us on request.

How much does the material testcost?

In our test village on the Titlis, leading ski brands present their latest models of freeride, all-mountain and touring skis for the current and upcoming season. Brands such as Armada, Blizzard/Tecnica, DPS and many more present their skis, boots, bindings and snow safety equipment.

A Test! Ticket for one day costs CHF 20.00

How much does an Explore! - Workshop cost?

We spare no effort to offer you a special experience, but we still want to do this at a fair price. Accordingly, it will cost you:
One day guiding or course: 190.- CHF

  • Various courses include a Test! ticket is included.
  • Please bring your own skis.
  • It would be unfair to the testers if certain skis are gone for days.

Can I also take part as a snowboarder?

Yes, if you have a splitboard, that's a good idea. We will form a separate boarder group if possible. (if enough people are interested). The ski technique part can only be adapted to the snowboard technique if there are enough snowboarders (separate group). Otherwise you can take part in the same program as a boarder.

Kann ich auch ein Splitboard ausleihen?

Das Ausleihen von Splitboards ist momentan nicht standardm√§ssig vorgesehen. Wenn du als Splitboarder an einem Workshop teilnehmen m√∂chtest, solltest du deine komplette Ausr√ľstung selbst mitbringen.

Falls du spezielle Anfragen oder Bed√ľrfnisse bez√ľglich der Ausr√ľstung hast, melde dich unter welcome@freeride-days-engelberg.ch

 
 

How are the groups put together?

When forming groups for workshops and tours, we take your ability and experience into account. The aim is to create homogeneous groups in which all participants have similar requirements and goals. This ensures an optimal and safe learning experience. Attention is also paid to skiing or snowboarding preferences and language skills in order to facilitate communication within the group.

What happens in bad weather?

Your safety comes first. In the event of bad weather, such as heavy snowfall, poor visibility or high avalanche risk, the workshops will be adjusted accordingly. This may mean relocation to another area in the Engelberg Valley or a change to the program.

If the event cannot take place due to weather conditions, you will be informed in good time.

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