Winter Survival Camp on the Alpe di Siusi

Family adventure in the snow

How can we build an igloo? How do animals survive in the snow? And what should we do if an avalanche threatens? Survivalists old and young can investigate such matters at the Survival Camp. Together we will discover the winter woods and find out which animals roam across the Alpe di Siusi in winter. Using a beeper and with specially trained avalanche dogs we look for something buried deep under the snow. By learning the tricks we need to survive in an emergency in harsh surroundings, we will be well equipped for the winter.
Igloo experience – winter survival techniques
Meeting place: Bus stop in Saltria, Alpe di Siusi at 11 am
Duration: 11 am – 3 pm
Appointments: Thursday, 25 February and 3 March 2016
The participants have to bring their own packed lunch!
For a few hours, we can experience the world of the indigenous people of the far north in direct contact with the nature. Together we construct an igloo to protect against the wind and cold of the winter. We will make tea with ingredients we collect ourselves and learn first-hand how to cope in nature even with the very simplest resources.
Tracking in the snow with snowshoes
Meeting place: In front of the information office in Compatsch, Alpe di Siusi
Duration: 1.40 pm – 4 pm
Appointments: Friday, 26 February and 4 March 2016
The rental of the snowshoes is not included in the price. The participants have to come to the meeting point already with snowshoes.
Do you recognize the tracks of a hare, deer or fox in the snow? What is the shape of their tracks in the snow, on the trees and cones? A pathfinder will take us on an adventure trip into the snow-covered woods, and tell us thrilling facts about the different animals who live on the high plateau of the Alpe di Siusi, telling us their strategies to survive the winter months. We never know in advance just what we might discover.
Heroes just for one day
Meeting place: Cableway Mountain Station, Alpe di Siusi
Duration: 10 am – 1 pm
Appointments: Sunday, 28 February and 6 March 2016
For those buried by an avalanche, the mountain rescue teams and the dog handlers with their avalanche dogs are lifesavers and heroes. Searching for victims is not easy and requires rapid intervention. Using a beeper and probes we can practise a rescue mission and find objects buried deep under the snow. Also the four-legged search teams will help us. Let's see which rescuer is the fastest one!
Important information about the programmes
You will need the following clothing and equipment:
rucksack, something to drink and eat while on the move, warm clothing, hat, gloves and warm winter boots!

Where to sign up?
An application with further information of each event is provided at the information offices of Castelrotto, Siusi, Fiè allo Sciliar, Alpe di Siusi and Tires al Catinaccio.
Application deadline: until 5 pm the day before each event.

The Winter Survival Camp on Alpe di Siusi is suitable for children beginning at the age of 7. The accompaniment of an adult is required.
The decision to offer an alternative program due to weather conditions is reserved to the operator.

Prices1 adult + 1 childeach additional person
Weekly price40 €12 €
Price per event15 €5 €
+39 0471 709600
Our service:
Mon to Fri: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sat: 8.00am - 1.00pm
How can we help you?
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