FREERIDE SPECIALS – advanced skiers
Skiing, skiing, skiing – and a bit less of technique for the advanced skier looking for something out of the ordinary. Indulgence in fantastic winterly scenery. Haute cuisine in distinguished (wellness) hotels. Limited participants.
The Garhammer family has chosen some of their favorite locations and have tailored them for that special experience.
What do we do at specials? Together we find the best freeride and powder descents of the area. You will also get proper training to improve your off piste skiing skills during the stay, using video analysis and different work shops. You should be an advanced skier to participate but that does not mean that you have to be a professional. No matter which level you actually are on, we will take you one (or more) step(s) further with your skiing skills and give you an unforgettable skiing experience with lots of great skiing, joy and laughter. We operate with a tactic that ensures safety intervals, which guarantees that the weakest member (s) of the group can be taken into consideration. Even still leaving room for other freeriders for turns in the untouched. We want to be fair and responsibly “Freeriders“. Jumps – We do it with those who want it … with enough fresh snow / according to steep landing, fitness and smart! Safety first, everything else is subordinate to it!
Freeride Specials – DATES & PRICES 2019/2020
With over 40 years of experience we have handpicked some of the best Freeride & Powder locations in the world for you.
FREERIDE & POWDER LOCATIONS
Garmisch – Grainau, Zugspitze (Germany)
On the Zugspitze (Germany’s highest mountain), you will find excellent powder snow runs and snow is almost guaranteed! The 4-star hotel Eibsee is located only 100 meters from the valley station of the Zugspitzbahn (cable car). Due to its particularly picturesque location right at the mountain lake Eibsee and its delicious cuisine, this hotel is an excellent choice. www.eibsee-hotel.de
Available Courses & Camps in Garmisch-Grainau:
Kaprun, Kitzsteinhorn (Austria)
The Kitzsteinhorn skiing area in the county of Salzburg, with its wonderful pistes and deep powder snow runs, is every skier’s dream. As it is located on a glacier, snow is guaranteed!
The 4-star hotel Mühle is a charming family-run hotel with a sauna area, an outdoor heated swimming pool (all year round), a large breakfast buffet and extensive set meals with different choices for dinner. www.Kaprun.at/muehle
Available Courses & Camps in Kaprun:
Sterzing, South Tyrol (Italy)
The two skiing areas Rosskopf and Ratschings offer runs for skiers of every level – including those who are new to skiing in deep powder snow – and plenty of snow is almost guaranteed!
Sterzing (ital.: Vipiteno), a typical and very charming south Tyrolean town, is also an ideal starting point for numerous different ski tours offering tours for everyone, from first-time ski tourer to alpine ski touring expert.
Hotel Lamm *** is a traditional family-run hotel, situated centrally in the quiet and picturesque pedestrian zone in Sterzing. All rooms have their own bathroom with either bath tub or shower and WC, TV and safe, and there is a sauna area with jacuzzi, steam room and tanning beds. At the end of every week, there is a gala buffet and fondue. www.hotellamm.it
Available Courses & Camps in Sterzing:
Stuben, Arlberg (Austria)
The Arlberg and especially Stuben is a mecca for deep powder snow skiers. The best and longest deep powder slopes in the whole Arlberg region are in Stuben. The charming alpine-style and modernized hotel is a 3-minute walk from the ski lifts and offers a high level of comfort. All rooms are equipped with their own bathroom with bath tub or shower and WC, TV, hair dryer, telephone, internet connection, radio and mini bar. You also have free access to the wellness area with steam room, brine steam room, Finnish and hot air sauna, foot jacuzzi and ice grotto. www.hotel-garni-arlberg.at
Available Courses & Camps in Stuben:
Even Ernest Hemingway loved the outstanding charms and ravishing beauty of the Montafon Valley and eternalized some of his memories in his books. Today, modern cableways as well as attractive sport, cultural and recreational opportunities excite visitors all year round. Not to mention that the Montafon Valley is one of the best and snow-safe hidden powder and freeride skiing gems left in the Alps.
Available Courses & Camps in Montafon:
Disentis, Graubünden (Switzerland)
If you are looking for a region to relax, which is characterized by wonderful nature, unique people and which is unspoiled by tourism, Disentis/Sedrun is the place for you. This particularly charming region promises fascinating and beautiful scenery and pure enjoyment. Hotel Baur is quietly situated at the end of the slopes, only 50 m from the valley station of the Disentis 3000 lifts, which take you to some of the most amazing deep powder snow runs in Switzerland (and as we think in the world!). www.hotel-baur.ch
Available Courses & Camps in Disentis:
Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg (Austria)
Kleinwalsertal (“little Walser valley”) in Vorarlberg is part of Austria but only accessible from Germany. It offers not only a stunningly beautiful nature but is also a snow-safe area, suited especially for ski touring. Our ski touring guide Wilfried Hörmann is a local mountain expert and knows all the best secret tours and descents. For ski touring, we use the mountain tram and we will get descents up to 2,000 vertical meters. For any ambitious ski touring freak, the Kleinwalsertal with all its possibilities, is a true paradise.
Obernberg is the ideal starting point for many ski tours into the surrounding mountains around Wipptal and the Brenner Pass.We can start many ski tours directly from the hotel Our very well experienced Ski touring guide will show you the best of this area.
Even if you already know all the top skiing areas in the Alps, you will be over the moon when you go skiing in Kamchatka! The peninsula in the far east of russia has the size of Germany and Austria together and offers unlimited heli skiing possibilities. You can ski down vast and empty slopes, through easy stretches of forest, glaciers and down extinct volcanoes. Skiing takes place between 3,000 meters of altitude and sea level, and during one trip you will ski down up to 2,200 vertical meters. The average run per flight goes over 1,200 vertical meters.
The heliskiing tours start from your hotel, the Bel-Kam-Tour in Paratunka outside the capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It is a 4-star hotel with sauna, turkish bath, thermal pools, fitness and billiard room.
In terms of heliskiing, there are few places in the world with as many possibilities as the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland. The Troll Peninsula area, that is named after the Icelandic Trolls and is the peninsula between Skagafjordur and Eyjafjordur, is vast, largely unexplored and is the most spectacular heliskiing area in Iceland. The skiing slopes are truly unique, with a panorama view of amazing slopes waiting for their first descents.
The Lofoten Islands are one of the most beautiful and unspoiled regions in the world, with its scenic mountains heading right into the surrounding fjords. Far out in the northern atlantic ocean, Lofoten is an archipelago on the north-west coast of Norway. Just north of the Arctic Circle, at latitude 68° where the northern lights dance during the winter. Lofoten is one of those places on earth you just have to see. The place where the mountains meet the sea and the light always amazes you. Here you will find pristine clear beaches and an untouched coastline with millions of tons of fish and an incredible wildlife – home to world class ski terrain and friendly communities.
We discovered an ideal area for freeride-, off-piste skiing in the wonderful Norwegian mountains. There are only a few areas in Europe where usually more snow fall occurs than in Stranda (8 m per year). There are fairly easy as well as very demanding off-piste runs. They all can be reached easily in a few minutes walk from the top station of the Stranda ski lifts. all of them with a view of the fjord. Many of the runs end upon sea level.