How to plan your Tour:
This site offers a lot of information for the independent back country skier. But before you can go out there on your own, it is better to join some organized tours (see Information > Interesting links / Organized Tours)! Once you are more experienced, it is time to follow an avalanche training course (contact your mountaineering club). Your experience and background information will allow you to create a Tour Plan. (An example of this is given for the BŁndner Haute Route GraubŁnden.) A template can be downloaded by clicking on the Word icon below. By using this template you will save time but even then, creating a good Tour Plan is time consuming. But with a Tour Plan it is more likely that you can fulfill the tour as planned and it is also a part of the fun. Once you have created your own Tour Plan we would be very pleased to publish it on this site. Just get in contact with the webmaster.
In case of bad snow- or
weather conditions you might wish to emigrate
to a different mountain area. This
could be an impulsive, not well prepared
decision. So it is better to consider
an alternative tour before you leave your home. See the Library
for pre-cooked Tour Plans. You can use them as a starting point for planning your
own tour as well.