4 DAY OFF PISTE SKIING AND SKI TOURING COURSES
These courses are delivered by our team of Instructors and Mountain Guides providing the technical skiing focus and the vital safe travel and off piste awareness education.
We have the courses split into 2 levels so that you can be grouped with like ability skiers and ski tourers.
OFF PISTE IMPROVER/INTRO TO SKI TOURING
This is the course for Skiers who can already get down an off piste run but find it difficult, a challenge and certainly not gracefully. You might find changes in snow texture and gradient a challenge and you use up all your strength, both mentally and physically to get down safely. Ski Touring is something that you want to get into, or you may already have tried it but your skiing needs improving to be able to keep up with others. This course develops your skiing skills and helps you make technical changes to your off piste skiing building on the skills you already have, using your strengths and using them to help develop your weaknesses.
OFF PISTE DEVELOPER/INTERMEDIATE SKI TOURER
This course is for those who already enjoy getting stuck into the off piste and rise to every challenge that off piste terrain can throw at you. You already have some skills and mountain awareness knowledge for safe snow travel, spend time ski touring already and would like to share the week with like minded and knowledgeable people. We can always improve our skills so this week will help you to identify weaknesses and look at where and when your performance breaks down. The instructor and guide will help you to work on these areas while out enjoying the ski touring adventure.
These courses will be alternate days with Instructor/Guide but if the bookings are in for a minimum of 4 clients on the course the second day of the course will be with both the Instructor and Guide.
Level 1 -
18-21st January (Based in the Chamonix Valley)
2-5th February (Based in the Evasion Ski Area - page picture from this area)
1-4th March (Based in the Chamonix Valley)
5-8th April (Based in the Chamonix Valley)
Level 2 -
9-12th March (Based in the Chamonix Valley)
7-10th April (Based in the Chamonix Valley)
18-21st April (Based in the Chamonix Valley)
€696 per person (course fee only)
4 Days (9-4pm aprox)
Group maximum of 6 people
FURTHER DETAILS/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED (NOT INCLUDED IN COURSE FEE)
Specific Equipment - Off Piste/All Terrain skis (If the snow is soft and fresh - 88-100 underfoot / if snow is firm and compacted or variable 84-95 underfoot), with ski touring bindings and skins. Transceiver/Shovel/Probe in a suitable backpack (around 30L) with waist and chest straps. We recommend ski helmets are worn by all clients for skiing but you may wish to have this in your pack for touring so bring a hat/headband as well..
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 requirements.
Insurance - Winter Sports travel/piste with off piste rescue insurance for being guided/instructed by an appropriately qualified instructor/guide on all terrain including glaciers (additional insurance can be purchased with your lift pass on purchase at ticket office).
Lift Pass - Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass or the Rapid Card (pay as you go and you get the best rate available for what you use!). We may use a range of areas in the Chamonix Valley and options for Les Contamines and St Gervais also available. All areas are covered on the Mont Blanc Unlimited tickets.
The courses can be done stand alone or integrated into a seasonal programme for you.
If our programme does not suit your dates please let us know and/or consider private lessons
These days are run in conjunction with our partners at Parallel Dreams