Advanced All Mountain Ski Courses


Off piste ski courses run in Chamonix, France.

All ski courses are run by elite British ski instructor Mark Gear.

The advanced ski course has been designed for advanced level skiers who already have the skills required to ski most off piste snow conditions. Typically you can get around ok off piste, but are looking to consolidate & improve your off piste and deep snow skiing.

The mountains here provide great variety of snow types and terrain. We will develop your skiing in a versatile and natural way. The focus is on improving your technical & tactical skills away from the groomed slopes. With the snow constantly changing in texture and depth. We will teach you how to adapt your skiing to cope with these changes.

Your skiing will improve as you discover how your skis react to the movements and adjustments you make. As you progress, so will your confidence allowing you to ski more challenging snow and terrain.

During the advanced ski courses, we will ski some of Chamonix's best off piste and backcountry terrain accessible by the ski lifts. Sometimes a short hike to the very top can provide us with a better descent.

Understand the most up to date skiing techniques and freeride tactics, delivered by an elite level ski teacher. You will receive personalised development with daily video feedback.

On advanced ski courses the following aspects of your skiing will be developed:


  • Personal performance awareness
  • Develop steering movements
  • Off-piste & freeride skills
  • Terrain, snow and line tactics
  • Technique & tactics for skiing steeper slopes
  • Technique and tactics for skiing gullies & couliors
  • Avalanche/  Backcountry mountain awareness


Week long and weekend ski courses available

The 2 day weekend ski courses are condensed versions of our 5 day courses. The aim of the weekend is to cover the major parts of the 5 day skiing course using a maximum activity approach. That means lots of great  skiing with tips and tactics for snow and terrain.



Advanced ski course dates for 2015/2016 season.


Dec 5th - Dec 6th  (Weekend ski course)

Dec 14th - Dec 18th   (5 day ski course)   1 place

Jan 2nd - Jan 3rd     (Weekend ski course)1place          

Jan 4th - Jan 8th        (5 day ski course)     FULL

Jan 25th - Jan 29th    (5 day ski course)     FULL

Feb 22nd - Feb 26th   (5 day ski course)    FULL

Mar 21st - Mar 25th    (5 day ski course)     

Apr 11th - Apr 15th      (5 day ski course)

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SAFTEY EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED FOR ADVANCED SKI COURSES: Avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel and probe) are mandatory. We have some rental packs if you do not have your own. We will also show you how to use this off-piste safety equipment on the first day.


Note: Please ensure that you are at the minimum level or above for advanced courses

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All off piste performance ski courses include: 

  • 5 or 2 full days of coaching & guiding. Typical skiing time 9:00am -12:30pm then 1:15pm  - 4pm (with adequate breaks).
  • Daily video feedback after skiing 4:15pm - 4:45pm. (Relax with a drink and receive helpful video tips).
  • Private Minibus transport for skiing. (A pick up service from your accommodation in Chamonix at 08:40am to the slopes and back at 5pm each day).




Advanced ski courses - off piste ski courses - Chamonix