wePowder Season Kick-off | Epique - Mountain Adventures

wePowder Season Kick-off

Alps

This year marks the 9th edition of the wePowder Season Kick-off. The best start to your freeride season. Four days of freeriding and freetouring in the area with the best powder opportunities. Will you kick off the winter together?

Freeriding and freetouring the way it’s meant to be! Together with the experts at wePowder we keep an eye on the snow conditions, a week before departure we decide where to go so that we score the best conditions at that moment in the Alps. You arrange your overnight stay yourself, we provide a team of experienced, international guides and a good atmosphere.

4 days of freeriding with a guide

Accompanied by one of the experienced Epique guides, you will go freeriding or freetouring for four days. With a maximum of 10 groups of 7 freeriders, there is a group for every level.

“And once again a trip with Epique was fantastic. Gijs-Jan as a guide knows how to make you enthusiastic, to motivate and yet to find beautiful descents every time. Furthermore, we had a very nice and friendly group, I did a tour for the first time and we had, not unimportantly, beautiful weather.” Daniel

Why the Kick-off?

  • The best snow conditions of the moment
  • A large freeride area
  • Freeriding accompanied by a guide
  • Budget or luxury, book your accommodation yourself
  • Lift-access freeriding or freetouring
Destination Price
Somewhere in the Alps €445
Travel period(s) 8 to 12 Dec. 2021
What levels is this trip for?
descent technique
descent condition
Ascent technique
Ascent condition
Knowledge

Best chance of powder snow

To have the best chance of powder snow, we decide which area to go to a week before departure. We choose a good freeride area with sufficient lift capacity and enough off-piste and tour ski/splitboard options. For example, Les Trois Vallées, Arlberg, Tignes – Val d’Isère, Davos or Sestriere. When choosing the area, we also pay attention to the weather forecast, the snow cover and the current avalanche situation.

“Perfect conditions combined with an excellent organization and good guide made this trip unforgettable. It is really nice to be in the powder with a group of like-minded people all day. Sale knew how to find the right places, to make everyone have fun and “ casually “to teach you something.” – Ed

Program – 4 days of freeriding

Day 1 – Arrival

We will gather in a restaurant around 7 pm for the opening and briefing. While enjoying a snack and a drink, you get to know the guide and the other skiers or snowboarders in your group. Together with your guide you make a plan for the next day.

Day 2 – First freeride day

In the morning, just before the lifts open, we meet at the valley station. After a material check we take the first elevator up. We start slowly so that everyone can get used to the snow and the material and then dive into the powder as quickly as possible. The guide is ready for you with tips and tricks to perfect your powder runs. If necessary, we will make time today for a short safety clinic.

Day 3 and 4 – Getting started

If the weather and conditions allow, the guide will challenge you more. Looking for steep runs or a challenging tree run. The freeriders mainly make lift-access runs, with the occasional bootpack. The freetour groups go further into the backcountry and make a short tour daily. At the end of the afternoon we gather with all groups for après-ski.

Day 5 – The last descents

We take the first elevator up again and continue, with a short coffee break, until about 2 pm. After a joint lunch it is time to say goodbye. Whether you drive straight home today, or the next morning, is up to you.

Freeriding and freetouring

Do you not like walking or do you just want to make as many descents as possible? The freeride groups will score lift-access descents and possibly make a short bootpack. Are you not averse to felling a bit uphill and do you want to be able to ski or board as much as possible untracked? With the freetour groups we go further into the backcountry, depending on the conditions.

Ski en snowboard freetour reis - wePowder Season Kick-off

Level of the journey

The Kick-off is for experienced and novice off-piste skiers and snowboarders who want to get the winter season off to a good start. You already have some off-piste experience and can descend in a controlled manner in deep snow. We have room for 10 groups. The groups are classified according to our levels and your wishes. Of course we take into account groups of friends. Expect four days of intensive freeriding and enjoy yourself with a group of like-minded people.

Included in this trip

  • 4 days freeride or freetour program with guide
  • Maximum 7 participants per guide
  • 10 groups classified according to level, discipline and wishes
  • International, experienced team of ski, snowboard and mountain guides
  • Organization and a lot of fun with like-minded
  • Contribution Trees for All (to compensate for the CO2 emissions of your trip)
  • Contribution SGR and Calamity Fund
  • epic keepsake

ski en snowboard freeride reis - wePowder Season Kick-off

Interested?

Contact us for all the details, or to reserve a place without any obligation. This trip tailor-made for your own group? We would like to hear your wishes and expectations and together we will look for the ideal trip.

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Perfect conditions combined with an excellent organization and good escort / guide (Sale) have made this trip unforgettable. It’s really nice to be in the powder all day with a group of like-minded people. Sale knew how to find the right places, let everyone have fun and “casually” also teach you something. Also the right attention to safety (not unimportant when freeriding).

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