This will be the fifth year that we do Tourchase, and it’s already becoming a bit of a legend for those that have attended the previous ones.
It is more touring (i.e. walking up) than we normally do at Powderchase, so you need to be into this. But the rewards are immense, your connection to the emptiness of the mountains will be unlike what you have experienced before.
This year we’ll divide the Tourchase into two separate groups with different ambition levels. One group will keep the daily ascending under or around 1000 meters of elevation – tough but doable -. The other group will take on bigger objectives (could be closer to 1500m+ per day). We will use lifts, public transport and possibly taxis where possible or necessary.
If you have little touring experience, but are fit and interested in getting more into touring Tourchase is quiet a tough challenge, but doable. The ‘High Output’ group is only suitable for people with more experience in touring and excellent fitness.
€ 799,- per person
Tourchase is a guided 4-day traverse from one place in the Alps to another. The exact route and locations will be chosen depending on weather and snow forecasts. Depending on the chosen route it will become more clear how to organise logistics (leave your car at the end and shuttle to the beginning, or leave your car at the beginning of the trip and shuttle from the end). This will be decided in close communication with the participants.
Obviously you will need tourable equipment (tourable skis or a splitboard), a set-up with snowboard plus snowshoes will not work).
4 nights of accommodation including breakfast
4 days of riding, 4 of which are guided by a certified guide
Travel to and from our destination
Liftpasses and other transportation costs (train tickets or taxi rides, etc.)
Lunch and dinner
(we have a limited number of sets available for rent, including BCA Float backpacks and the latest BCA Tracker3 transceivers. Please use the ‘Comments’ section of your booking to notify us)
shuttle between start and finish locations
Arrival: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Touring: Thursday, April 4th – Sunday, April 7th 2019
Departure: Evening of April 7th, 2018
max. 12 spots, 2 groups of 6.
Please indicate in the ‘Comments’ section of your booking if you want to be in the Normal Output, or High Output group.