08/12/2011 | by Uli Köhler
Sparkling snow crystals, ascents through uninhabited valleys, panoramic views from mountain summits and soulful powder runs on top of that. Getting to know your personal limits, along with an awesome crew, a thermos full of warm tea and a good feeling inside. Welcome to risk’n’fun.
risk’n’fun, the training program of the Österreichische Alpenvereinsjugend, is ready for the upcoming winter season, the registration for the 12 tour stops is already running at full speed. A dense program is planned for the next months, the starting pistol is fired already this coming weekend. risk’n’fun is going to be present at the OeAV stand at the Alpinmesse in Innsbruck. After that, “Freeride starter workshops” are going to take place in the three Blue Tomato stores in Vienna, Graz and Schladming beginning of December.
Perceiving, evaluating, deciding – these are the three key words which form the golden thread that runs through the “training session“, “next level“ and “backcountry pro” in terms of content. Every participant develops their personal strategy, their approach to risk optimization which they can employ in their runs. In the “training sessions”, this still happens more or less close to the slopes. At the “next level”, however, they also deal with planning tours with longer ascents and the “backcountry pro” is an entire week of tours according to the concept of risk’n’fun. The two “specials” for all former risk’n’fun participants will lead to the Hohe Tatra and to Italy this year.
The quality standards for the trainings could be raised to an even higher level over the last months. At all training dates, from the “training sessions” up to the “specials”, the trainer-participants ratio is now 2:10. In practice this means: even more moments of decision-making, even more powder runs, even more input and experiences off-piste. In addition, one can now also complete the exercise instructor training for ski and snowboard tours after the level three, the “backcountry pro”.
As of now, Flo Orley, another freerider through and through and runner-up in the overall ranking of the freeride world tour, is also in action as a snowboard guide at the trainings. Risk’n’fun – by freeriders for freeriders.
For details and further information go to: www.risk-fun.com
risk´n´fun tourdates 2011/2012
start of the season:
1.12. 2011 risk´n´fun at the Blue Tomato Store Graz
2.12. 2011 risk´n´fun at the Blue Tomato Store Wien
3.12. 2011 risk´n´fun at the Blue Tomato Store Schladming
Level 1 – training sessions:
17.12. – 21.12.2011 SÖLDEN
04.01. – 08.01.2012 KAUNERTAL
28.01. – 01.02.2012 KÜHTAI
04.02. – 08.02.2012 SERFAUS
14.02. – 18.02.2012 TAUPLITZ
19.02. – 23.02.2012 HOCHKAR
Level 2 – next level:
18.01. – 22.01.2012 GARGELLEN
19.03. – 23.03.2012 SONNENKOPF
Level 3 – backcountry pro:
09.02. – 13.02.2012 NIEDERE TAUERN -
23.03. – 25.03.2012 FIEBERBRUNN -
04.02. – 08.02.2012 DOLOMITI GOURMET
26.02. – 03.03.2012 HOHE TATRA