The BigLePowSki Workshops

Want to learn how to plan your ski outing? How to properly use your avalanche safety equipment on site and how to correctly assess the terrain? Then join the dudes in the workshops where participants will learn how to minimize the risks of skiing in powder snow while shredding the best lines on the best equipment for the conditions.

Each event will feature guided tours and special freeride courses for beginners and advanced alike, given by freeride pros. The ladies will be able to go on a girl’s offpiste outing and if you want to immortalize that day by shooting great pictures but don’t know exactly how to do it, all you have to do is attend the photo workshop.

Photog Baschi Benders slideshow from the BigLePowSki 2010 – seeking the dude from Baschi Bender on Vimeo.

On a specially prepared avalanche search field, under professional guidance, you’ll learn how to properly use your avalanche safety equipment. Other courses will be available, dealing with “Assessing avalanche situation”, “Reading maps on Freeride outings” and “Check your gear before leaving for your Off-piste adventure”. Experienced mountain guides (UIAGM/IVBV/IFMGA) as well as Black Diamond freeride athletes will stand by to provide participants with advice and assistance, the aim being to raise your awareness about your responsibility and improve your autonomy.

At all events, you will be able to try out the latest ski gear, climbing skins and safety equipment. At each stop, we will auction off special edition “The Dude” ski gear, the proceeds being donated to support a specific project in the region where the event takes place. At night, you’ll be able to let it ripp and enjoy the live sound from the bands at the dude-parties.