Annapurna Base Camp Ski & Snowboard training


NFSS was able to conduct the first Ski training in the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), Rasuwa, on 4100m in February 2017. In total there were 9 international Ski instructors from Austria, Canada and Germany. We had 30 Nepali students who were interested to learn Skiing and snowboarding. Due to the high alpine dangers we are always concerned with saftey aspects of mountaineering and therefore organized several avalanche workshops and theoretical and practical training sessions. This time 6 honorary soldiers from the High Altitude Warfare Center in Jomsom were able to join our training for the very first time.

After a 6 days intensive course for beginners and advanced Skiers & Riders we conducted the first Skitour race in the history of Nepal. The race course was around 1000m of distance and 150 m of altitude and Sukdev Thapa (Dolakha), a tourism student from NATHM college was able to win the first prize. Kunga Sherpa (Okaldhunga) secured 2nd position while Mr. Major Kishoor from Nepali Army made 3rd.

In additon we conducted a beginners race for Skiers and Snowboard riders. The results will be uploaded soon.

The training programm was a great success for the Ski & Snowboard community in Nepal which is continuing to grow every year. We recieved a lot of positive feedback and applications for our future training camps. It is remarkable how quickly our NGO expanded during the past year and we are happy to announce our next Intermediate training in Manang in September 2017.


Mera Peak Ski Expedition
The Ski and Snowboarding Foundation Nepal is proud to announce that the 1st Nepal Ski Expedition has been a full success.NFSS conducted successfully the first ski ascent of Mera Peak by Nepali Skiers. Pasang Rinzee Sherpa (29 yrs) from Dolakha, Pemba Sherpa (25) from Phortse (Solukhumbu) summited on 17th September 2016 8:00 am and skied from the summit to Mera la 5200m.
The whole expedition team consisted of Ningma Dorjee Tamang (26) from Dolakha, Pasang Rinzee Sherpa, Pemba Sherpa, Julius Seidenader (24) an international ski instructor from Germany and Matthias Luerscher (30) a cameraman from Switzerland. Before the summit attempt the Nepali Skiers were trained in Crevasse Rescue Techniques, Avalanche Rescue and Ski Touring. The Expedition was supported by the Government of Nepal, respectively the Nepal Mountain Academy, the Khumbu Climbing Centre (KCC) and obtained permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
This expedition was a milestone in the history of Nepal Ski Mountaineering and shows that the training of NFSS can generate great results if brave mountaineers apply new knowledge and skills in the Himalayas. First ascents, solo Climbing and first ski descents are part of a new dynamic in the Nepalese mountaineering community.



Nepal also Joining the International Ski Mountaineering Federation!

 
Nepal will join the International Ski Mountaineering Federation, which just has been granted "full recognition" by the IOC. Maybe ski mountaineering will be a discipline in the winter olympics 2022 already! Looking forward to the first ski mountaineering race in Nepal and the highest in the world!

Ski and Snowboard Foundation Nepal - स्कि तथा स्नोबोर्डिङ  प्रतिष्ठान, नेपाल
First Ski school in Nepal