Off piste ski courses & private ski lessons with elite British ski instructor.
Based in Chamonix, France, Mark Gear offers off piste performance ski courses for all mountain and backcountry skiing, private ski lessons and ski coaching for all levels.
Mark is qualified to the highest international level with many years experience teaching all - mountain & off piste skiing in Chamonix, France & across Europe. His innovative, fun and professional approach focuses on client's personal goals, encouraging control, versatility & individual skier expression. Mark has established a renound reputation for excellent results.
Ski courses include helpful video feedback, lift priority & private minibus transport for skiing the best terrain in Chamonix.
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All Mountain Performance - Chamonix's leading provider of off piste performance courses.
Offering a full range of all mountain / off piste skiing courses for intermediate, advanced and expert skiers. High quality ski coaching in small groups with ski lift priority and transport for skiing.
We include daily video feedback on all ski courses. Full 5 day courses and 2 day weekend courses run in Chamonix all season.
Why Chamonix for our off-piste ski clinics, ski courses and private ski coaching?
Chamonix breads good skiers. The towns elevation is 1035 meters above sea level, sitting at the foot of western Europes highest peak. Mont Blanc towering above the valley floor at an altitude of 4810 metres. Chamonix off piste skiing offers some of the best off piste skiing in the world!
Easy to access, awesome backcountry skiing is the name of the game here.
The Chamonix valley is forested and deep, the mountains are very high! There are more 4000 meter peaks here than any where else in the Alps. The lift system in Chamonix is extensive and ideal for off piste skiers and alpinists. A massive acheivement in enginering with many cable cars and telecabines take skiers to airy altitudes of up 3842 meters. Up here, the backcountry skiing opens up to offer extensive possibilities.
There are 5 main ski areas in the Chamonix valley offering what is said to be more than a life times worth of off piste and backcountry skiing routes. With a vertical drop of up to 2807meters and a great lift system, Chamonix is with out a doubt one of the best off piste & backcountry skiing destinations in the world, with a snow record to match it's reputation.
Chamonix off piste skiing info for each area
During our ski courses we aim to ski a variety of the Chamonix ski areas.
Les Grands Montets / Chamonix off piste
At Les Grands Montets you may see famous freerider skiers hanging out. Big vertical descents with glaciers on the upper section. Wide open bowl skiing with steeps and couloirs. This is Chamonix off piste skiing at its best. The tree skiing and into valley couloirs are also great for expert skiers. . A good lift system opens up 3 sides to this amazing off piste mountain. Our best spots: Le Grand Muir, Pylones, Point de Vue, La Combe de la Pendant, Combe de la Rachasse. The Magic Forest (Dream Forest) also offers very good off piste skiing in the trees.
Le Tour / Chamonix off piste
Le Tour at the high end of the Chamonix valley is great for all levels on piste and off piste. The front side is easy terrain for beginner off piste skiers. This is an ideal place for us to take intermediate level ski courses on the first couple of days of the course. The back side of the mountain offers very nice off piste terrain for more advanced and expert course skiers. Best spots. All of the back side area and off the Possettes drag lift for some more classic Chamonix off piste. A short climb on foot to the top of Tete de Balme, provides long backcountry ski runs.
L' Aiguile du Midi / Chamonix off piste
The Aiguile du Midi lift takes off piste skiers and alpinists from Chamonix town to an impressive altitude of 3842 meters. This is not a ski area for piste skiing. All the runs are off piste and on a glacier making the skiing more serious. A High mountain guide is advised for this.
Le Brevent and La Flegere / Chamonix off piste course
These areas are linked together and offer very good couloir and open bowl off piste skiing. Most of the off piste in this part of Chamonix is south facing so avalanches can be frequent on warm afternoons. Best spots. La Floria, Brevent summit, Col Cornu. Combe de Lachanal for more great Chamonix off piste skiing.
Les Houches / Chamonix off piste
Les Houches is situated as at the lower end of the Chamonix valley and offers very nice tree-lined piste skiing and some shorter off piste runs. Best spots. Under the Prarion cables, The hidden meadows and secret off piste spots that only us locals know about.
Chamonix is just 1 hour drive from Geneva airport. Many companies fly into Geneva airport from most major UK airports making it very easy to find transport to come and join one of our ski courses.
All Mountain Performance - Chamonix's leading off piste & backcountry ski school brings to you the highest quality all terrain skiing courses. Private ski lessons and off piste ski courses based in the world - class ski resort of Chamonix.