Winter is our favorite season

Winter  sports are our greatest passion. Hence our winter base in Bansko  –  undoubtedly the  best place for freeriding in Bulgaria. In search of   the perfect snow and  the perfect turn the guides at Free Mountains Association will lead you to the snowcapped  Rila and Pirin, Carpathians, Olymp, Caucasus, the  Alps and even the Himalayan giants.

                                                     Avalanche safety courses


Avalanche awareness is essential for everybody who loves to play in the mountains in winter. Usually we start with these courses in the beginning of the season. Attending this panel, no matter if you’re an absolute beginner or advanced in this subject, you can always learn something new in addition to your skills or refresh your knowledge. We have divided this course into 2 levels:

Level 1 includes introduction to the basics of the topic – avalanche equipment and how to use it on the terrain, avalanche protocol when we have burried people and the basics in forming and transforming of the snowpack (both theory and practice)

Level 2 consists of understanding the processes in the snowpack due to different factors, snow profiles, stability tests, choosing a safe line of ascent and descent in the backcountry

* the participation in the course is not limited by the age – we have fully adapted theory and practice for kids over 7 years

Ski clinics

New to ski touring? Want to bring your skiing technique to a higher level? Our guides will share their experience and skills to better your presence in the mountain. No matter if you’re a novice to the backcountry or an advanced tourer, our programs will be adjusted to your personal level and skills. Some of the clinics we organized so far are:

Introduction to ski touring

Skiing techniques

Planning a ski trip in the backcountry

Different belays in the winter mountain

Coming soon:
Our winter adventures in Bulgaria and abroad…