Action Outdoors Introduce New UCPA E-ski Touring Courses Following The Success Of Summer E-biking

Following the success of the UCPA e-biking courses during the summer of 2017, Action Outdoors has introduced the world’s first ‘Electronic Ski Touring’ course (AKA e-touring) in Chamonix, France.

Like an e-bike, the e-touring skis are battery operated and allow for a much easier ascent of the mountain than traditional ski touring, where the skier needs to walk up un-aided. A specially designed battery pack (2.5 kg’s) that powers the e-touring ski can be charged like a mobile phone at home or on one of the new electric car charging stations found in Chamonix town centre. Controlling the speed is easy, either by an integrated app on a mobile phone, or by the in-built voice recognition system, SkiRi.

The courses run for a week and are based out of the UCPA Centre, Chamonix with all-inclusive packages offering full-board accommodation, equipment hire and instruction by specially trained e-touring teachers.

Managing Director of Action Outdoors, David Robertson, said:

It’s so easy going up that you can take time to take advantage of making phone calls, send some text messages, check your emails and update your social media – this truly is the way to ski tour for the Millennial. Now it’s easy to keep up with your friends when ski touring, you can go a whole day without breaking into a sweat.

If you’d like to share on social media, a post will be published on the Action Outdoors Facebook account at 8am on Sunday 1st of April here:

The video explains e-ski touring in detail, please check it out on YouTube and feel free to share.

    Company Information

    UCPA was set up over 50 years ago to encourage young people to take part in outdoors sports. It has since developed into a not for profit organisation that provides sport holidays for a wide range of ages with a huge range of accommodation options. Each year over 240,000 people enjoy a sport holiday with UCPA, enjoying accessibility to outdoor sports regardless of social background, income or culture. UCPA also offers trips and tours to some of the best destinations for outdoor sports in 75 countries including Vietnam, Portugal and Brazil.

    A total of 80 different sports activities are offered in UCPA centres all year round, including, skiing, surfing, mountaineering, diving, sailing and horse riding. During winter, UCPA centres operate in some of the top resorts in the Alps such as Val Thorens, Tignes, Val d’Isère and Chamonix. The holidays are always All Inclusive – lift passes, ski hire, all meals and guiding is included in the price. UCPA is the largest ski school in France and have their own instructor development program which allows young people to develop their career in sport instruction, whilst providing a strong base of instructors and guides to work within each centre for the whole season.

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    Robert Stewart
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