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We have a range of Off Piste Performance courses for all levels from 1 DAY to 3 DAY COURSES - INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED.  Experience the backcountry and improve your skiing and safe travel/avalanche awareness form our experts.  Some courses are specifically designed for ski touring techniques and require each person to have touring set up (Touring bindings and skins for the skis).  All these course are ideal for those who can escape to the mountains for a short duration holiday. 

 

COURSES AVAILABLE:  1 DAY OFF PISTE - 3 DAY OFF PISTE LEVEL 1 - 3 DAY OFF PISTE LEVEL 1 TOURING - 

3 DAY OFF PISTE LEVEL 2 - 3 DAY OFF PISTE LEVEL 2 TOURING

 

1 Day Off Piste Introduction/Improving Skills Days (non Touring)

COST:  £115 per head per day

NUMBER OF CLIENTS:  Maximum 6 clients in a group

DATES:

December 2017 January 2018 February 2018 March 2018 April 2018
29th 4th 5th 16th 2nd
7th 19th 28th 9th
12th 28th
17th
31st

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

This course is designed for all levels of advanced piste and entry level off piste skiers who would like to find the key to improving their skills for:

Variable terrain / Steeper slopes / Narrow terrain / Gullies / Using terrain to maintain control / Bumps / Deep snow / Icy slopes

The content of each day may vary depending on the snow & weather conditions but we will use the terrain that is most suitable to the group and conditions. 

KIT REQUIRED:

All clients should carry off piste safety kit (transceiver/shovel/prove).  Part of each day will be ensuring each client understands and can use the kit efficiently.  It is important that all members of a group have regular training to ensure their skills stay up to date and fresh.  This equipment can be hired from our colleagues at GM Sports.

All mountain skis are advisable but we do not recommend wide skis.  The width under the foot should be no more than 95mm.  A ski wider than this is for deep snow only and is not suitable for all off piste terrain as it causes imbalance and unnecessary stress on the joints increasing the risk of injury.

Our instructors regularly wear helmets and we would recommend that our clients consider the use of helmets when skiing all terrain.

LIFT PASS:

We would recommend the Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass but depending on weather this may not be necessary.  If you wish to confirm which pass is required for the day please contact the office or allocated instructor beforehand.

INSURANCE:

All Clients are responsible for ensuring they are fully covered with Winter Ski Insurance which includes Off Piste skiing on glaciated terrain being guided by fully qualified persons for that terrain.

 

3 Day Off Piste Course - Level 1  

COST: 3 day course - £335 per person (prices are for course fee only) 

January 2018 February 2018 March 2018 April 2018
15/16/17th 17/18/19th (Touring) 14/15/16 (Touring) 31/1/2nd April
29/30/31st 26/27/28th 14/15/16th (Touring)

(Non Touring courses in blue, Touring courses in red)

 

Our Off Piste Performance courses are based on developing your ability to ski off piste conditions by looking at the performance threads of technical, tactical, pshycological, equipment and environment.  During the course you will also receive education regarding safe travel and mountain awareness skills.

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

This is suitable for any Adult/Teenage skiers who are confident skiing parallel on all piste slopes and wish to develop their skills further for more advanced and challenging terrain. For example steeper terrain, fresh & deep snow, bumps, slush,  icy conditions. Balance is a key element that skiers need to improve to be able to ski varied terrain successfully. We will  look at your equipment set up and asses how you are standing over your skis. We will use lots of skills and drills to help make you aware of your position and then help you to develop a good strong posture appropriate to you and the terrain you wish to ski on. This is an ideal course to develop your Advanced and Off Piste skiing.  The Level 1 Touring specific courses are an introduction/limited ski touring skills development course and time will be balance on education and pacing the group appropriately on easier terrain.

(We recommend that if you feel your performance may be below the level required for this course that you attend one of our Piste Performance  Course (Unlock Your Potential and Engage the Edge) or Private Lessons before booking this course). 

COURSE CONTENT:

The normal format for this course is 2 days with one of our elite Instructor team working on ski technique and mountain skills and the 3rd day with one of our inspirational UIAGM Mountain Guides skiing an Off Piste route in the Valley.  This may vary depending on conditions.

The day/s with the Mountain Guide where possible will be a day doing a route on off piste, glaciated terrain such as the top of the Grands Montets, back of Le Tour or the Valley Blanche.  This may be effected by time of the season or weather conditions.  

Our guides have always provided an excellent day for our clients.  Check out our video from one of our courses.

EQUIPMENT:

Off Piste safety equipment is required for all clients for this course.  This equipment is Transeiver/Shovel/Probe in a sturdy backpack with chest & waist straps and straps for supporting skis for carrying, this equipment is required for all 3 days of the course.  Additional equipment such as harness and boot crampons may also be need for the day with the Guide (you will be advised regarding this the day before).  All this can be hired from our colleagues at Grands Montets Sports which is where we usually meet on day one.  If you wish us to pre book this equipment from the shop on your behalf please email us your requirments.

Skis suitable for the Level 1 course would be All Terrain skis with no more that 90mm under the foot (unless we have knee deep powder then you can have up to 100!).  Best to check with us regarding snow conditions before you travel.  We recommend that helmets are worn by clients but this is your personal decision.

For the Touring Courses all clients should have touring bindings and skins for their skis on all days of the course.

INSURANCE:

All Clients are responsible for ensuring they are fully covered with Winter Ski Insurance which includes Off Piste skiing on glaciated terrain being guided by fully qualified persons for that terrain.

LIFT PASS:

All Clients should purchase the Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass for the duration of the course.

 

3 Day Off Piste Course - Level 2

Cost: 3 day course - £335 per person (prices are for course fee only) 

February 2018 March 2018
4/5/6th  26/27/28th (Touring)

(Non Touring courses in blue, Touring courses in red) 

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR? 

This course is for many of our clients who have already attended our OP Level 1 course in the past and have been recommended to move up a level to our Level 2 Course.  This 3 Day course will be spending 75% of the time in the Off Piste terrain and will be more challenging than the Level 1 course.  Whether you are a mountaineer or a downhill skier this course will challenge your technical and tactical skills.  A resonable fitness level is recommended for this course, off piste skiing can be physically demanding especially when you are working on changing technique to produce more efficient skiing.


COURSE CONTENT:

The normal format for this course is 2 days with one of our elite Instructor team working on ski technique and mountain skills and the 3rd day with one of our inspirational UIAGM Mountain Guides skiing an Off Piste route in the Valley.  This may vary depending on conditions.

The day/s with the Mountain Guide where possible will be a day doing a route on off piste, glaciated terrain such as the top of the Grands Montets, the Valley Blanche, Italian side Glaciers etc.  This may be effected by time of the season or weather conditions.  Our guides have always provided an excellent day for our clients.  Check out our video from one of our courses.

EQUIPMENT:

Off Piste safety equipment is required for all clients for this course.  This equipment is Transeiver/Shovel/Probe in a sturdy backpack with chest & waist straps and straps for supporting skis for carrying, this equipment is required for all 3 days of the course.  Additional equipment such as harness and boot crampons may also be need for the day with the Guide (you will be advised regarding this the day before).  All this can be hired from our colleagues at Grands Montets Sports which is where we usually meet on day one.  If you wish us to pre book this equipment from the shop on your behalf please email us your requirments.

Skis suitable for the Level 2 course would be All Terrain skis with no more that 95mm under the foot (unless we have knee deep powder then you can have up to 100!).  Best to check with us regarding snow conditions before you travel.  We recommend that helmets are worn by clients but this is your personal decision.

For the Touring Courses all clients should have touring bindings and skins for their skis on all days of the course.

INSURANCE:

All Clients are responsible for ensuring they are fully covered with Winter Ski Insurance which includes Off Piste skiing on glaciated terrain being guided by fully qualified persons for that terrain.

LIFT PASS:

All Clients should purchase the Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass for the duration of the course.

Bespoke Private Lessons are also available in 2 hour, 3 hour and whole day formats.  You can hire one of our instructor team or our UIAGM Guide team to work on personal goals for your off piste adventures.

UIAGM Guides can only be booked for whole days.  

Format : 1 days
x 6 hours
Course Type: 
Adult
Resort: 
BASS Chamonix

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