Ski Touring – First Steps

  • Сезон: Winter

  • Кога: 2 days

  • Адвенчър: 1 Pragmatist

  • Трудност: 1 Easy

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Ski Touring – First Steps

Jan -March 2021

“Ski touring“ is a general term referring to the freely ski movement in mountains. In order to do ski touring you need special equipment – touring skis, boots, bindings and skins, that allows to “walk” with skis without slipping back. Ski touring is a widely spread sport in the alpine and Scandinavian countries for centuries and it’s getting more and more popular in Bulgaria as well. Technically, it is a combination of skiing and mountaineering and requires serious attitude, skills and knowledge of winter mountain. In fact – it is much more than this. If we should describe with a single word what ski touring means for us, this is Freedom. To be inside a mountain away from the crowds, to be able to “read” the terrain, to decide where and when to go, to make the first turns on an untouched snow slope. This is not for everyone. But once you feel this magic, you can’t leave it.

Ski touring is our passion. And we want more and more people to be fascinated by it because we believe that mountains are a place for really free people, what we are.

This training course is suitable for those of you who ski well on red ski slopes but want something more of well-known resorts and chair lifts queues. We tend to work in a small group because this is important for effective learning and also for your safety.

Minimum number of participants – 4; no more than 6 people per 1 guide.

Photos from previous adventures

Price Includes


All transfers from/to Sofia


Training by ski touring guide

Price Does Not Include


Food, snacks and alcohol


Mountain insurance - mandatory


Ski touring equipment

Other expenses

Personal expenses

You have to have a valid mountain insurance for the days of the training course.

Required equipment: Avalanche gear (avalanche transceivers, probe, shovel)*, touring skis, skins and boots*, ski poles, backpack (20-30l), helmet, ski goggles, sun glasses, warm gloves and hat, suitable clothes.

* You may rent from us ski touring and avalanche equipment if you do not have your own.


Day 1
We gather at 08:30 at Aleko hut, Vitosha. Brief instructions. We will start with some basic techniques of ski-walk. We will practice skiing in ungroomed terrain. In the afternoon we will have a practice with avalanche gear and will get familiar with some basic rules for avalanche safety. Dinner. Sleep.
Day 2
We are gathering at the same place. Today we will repeat and enhance what we learned during the first day. We will talk about ascent and descent line and how to choose it.


Ivo Stoilkov
Languages: English, German, French, Russian and Bulgarian

Mountain guide with almost two decades professional experience in leading ski touring, hiking, snowshoeing and ice climbing trips.
Stanislav Radkov
Languages: English and Bulgarian

Ever since he was young he has been wandering the mountains, summer or winter. In the last 10 years he has been very actively engaging in back-country/ski mountaineering.


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