Mountain Backcountry Seminars

Backcountry Seminars 01 DEC - 05 APR SMOLIKAS // PARNASSOS // TIMFI

Ski Touring & Split-boarding Techniques, Use of Equipment, Avalanche Safety

Backcountry Seminars are three-day training sessions for mountaineering ski & split-boarding as well as information-training on mountain and ski safety issues.

Ski Touring & Split-boarding ...

In recent years, more and more ski enthusiasts have discovered the magic of mountaineering and split-boarding. They are looking for this unique sense of freedom that each climb and descent leads to immense slopes of unscrupulous snow and the ultimate identification with the natural environment that is achieved through this particular activity.

However, this new skiing trend, away from the delineated slopes of the ski resorts, must be flanked by proper education and information aimed at the cultivation of skiing and mountaineering education.

The participants can join us on the seminars with a 15% discount in case they have already participated into a previous seminar.

The teachers of the program are Giorgos Klaoudatos and Yiannis Kotileas with the cooperation of the Mountain Guide Giorgos Rokas and the split-boarding instructor Alexandros Panagakos.

Welcome to the world of mountaineering ski & Split-boarding!

A series of 3-day mountaineering ski and splitboard seminars will take place on the slopes of three fascinating mountain volumes of our country, Smolikas, Parnassos and Timfi.

These mountains are the ideal locations for the educational processes that will be followed. Participants will have the opportunity to visit three different mountains within three days, completing in each of them a different subject of training without having to make long trips.

 "WAYOUT Backcountry Seminars" focus on improving the technical training of participants in areas such as:

Training and practice in mountaineering ski and splitboard techniques.

  •     Familiarization and use of mountaineering ski & split-boarding equipment
  •     Climbing techniques
  •     Running on the road and safe mountain drive.

Preventive and Avalanche Risk Management Procedures

  •     Scope and influences on snow (lee features - cornices)
  •     Identification of hazardous areas
  •     Snow pit
  •     Snow metamorphosis
  •     Grasshopper rating
  •     Calibration of risk
  •     Demonstration and use of Serch & Rescue devices and tools
  •     Survey and Rescue (SR Management)
  •     Examination - Simulation of Simulation

Skiing special conditions and integration in off-piste techniques

  •     Field check (TEREN)
  •     Fresh snow
  •     Tree-side area
  •     Great slopes
  •     Frozen terrain
  •     Difficult snow (wet, crustaceans, crumbs)

Theoretical Lecture (to be held in the afternoon hours in an enclosed space that will be shortly defined)

  •     Avalanche general description
  •     Behavior and route planning in a snowy field
  •     Types & conditions for avalanche shaping
  •     Weather observations
  •     Weather - environmental impact on the name
  •     Method 3x3
  •     Landscape and Natural Surface (Photo / map analysis)

Supplementary themes

  •     General and specific hazards in mountain - snow (prevention and treatment)
  •     Crisis management in ski resorts
  •     Basic orientation
  •     Information, familiarization and understanding of equipment issues

The analytical daily schedule is determined by the prevailing conditions and is announced on the days of conducting.

Smolikas 19/01-21/01/19

The program will be published within the next few days

Parnassos 09/01-11/03/19

The program will be published within the next few days

Timfi 23/03-25/03/19

The program will be published within the next few days

The cost is set at 210 euros and includes the following:

  •     Avalanche search and rescue equipment (transceiver, shovel, rod)
  •     Mountaineering equipment for safe movement (crampons, plugs)
  •     Mountain trainers' fees
  •     Two overnights with breakfast at a local refugi
  •     Organization and implementation by WayOut Adventures
  •     VAT 24%

Participants will have to take care of their transportation as well as their meals.

In addition, there will be the possibility of renting specialized equipment (mountaineering ski & split-boards and skins) at preferential prices.

Participants should have the following:

  •      Mountaineering backpack 30-40L
  •      Ski Helmet
  •      Piole (mountaineering)
  •      Crab (to apply to ski & snowboards)
  •      Mountaineering ski & split-boards, Boots, Skins, Baton
  •      transceiver, shovel, victim finder
  •      Sleeping bag
  •      Flask, Head Lamp, Sunglasses, Mask,
  •      Personal Pharmacy
  •      Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  •      Gloves, Slim, Socks (2 pairs)
  •      Fleece Clothes or Vestas
  •      Underwear suitable for cold weather
  •      Sunscreen Cream
  •      Other personal items


Required level of participation in backcountry seminars is the ability to control off-piste downhill as well as elementary good physical and physical condition.

Reserving your seat is possible by our website via credit card or by depositing an advance of € 50.