ADVANCED OFF-PISTE SKI COURSES – MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL!
Off piste ski courses for advanced skiers in Chamonix, France.
All ski courses are delivered by elite British ski instructor, Mark Gear.
The advanced ski course is 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 general off piste skiing.
Off-piste skiing provides great variety of snow types and terrain. For this reason, we help develop your skiing in a versatile and natural way that will encourage better adaptability when skiing more challenging conditions.
The main focus of the advanced level ski course is on improving your personal, all-mountain skiing skills. This is done in a practical way and mostly away from the groomed slopes. You will receive plenty of useful tips to teach you how to adapt your skiing. This will help you to cope better with the challenges of all-mountain and off-piste skiing.
Your skiing will improve during the course 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 modern, freeride skiing tactics. You will receive a personalised ski coaching approach with daily video feedback in a small group of 6 skiers maximum.
On advanced ski courses, the following aspects of your skiing are developed:
- Personal performance awareness
- Refinement of Steering movements
- Off-piste and freeride skills
- Terrain, snow and line tactics
- Technical and tactical skills for skiing steeper slopes
- Technical and tactical skills for skiing gullies & couliors
- Avalanche and 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.
Ski course prices
5 Day Ski Course = 740€ Per person (course fee only).
Weekend Ski Course = 340€ Per person (course fee only).
What’s included in the course fee
- 5 or 2 full days of ski coaching and guiding (9am – 3:45pm)
- Daily video analysis and feedback after skiing (weather permitting filming)
- Minibus transport from Chamonix town to the surounding ski areas and back each day. Pick-ups and drop-offs are included within the area shown on this map
Advanced ski course dates for 2018/2019 season.
Dec 8th – Dec 9th (Weekend ski course)
Dec 17th – Dec 21st (5 day ski course)
Jan 5th – Jan 6th (Weekend ski course) – Course Full
Jan 7th – Jan 11th (5 day ski course) – Course Full
Jan 28th – Feb 1st (5 day ski course) – Course Full
Feb 18th – Feb 22nd (5 day ski course)
Mar 11th – Mar 15th (5 day ski course) – Course Full
Apr 15th – Apr 19th (5 day ski course)
Further ski course details /Equipment/Lift pass/Insurance (Not included in the course fee)
Travel and Accommodation – This is not included in the course fee and is arranged by the clients. It’s best to book somewhere in the town of Chamonix to benefit from our private minibus transport to and from the different ski areas each day. Our recommendations page shows some great options.
Equipment needed – Off Piste/All-Mountain skis (If the snow is deep off-piste, 95-110mm underfoot / if the snow is compacted, 85-100mm underfoot). Alpine ski equipment is recommended but can be touring. Transceiver, shovel and probe in a suitable backpack with chest and waist straps. A helmet is recommended. There are a number of rental shops in resort with this equipment if you don’t have your own.
Insurance – Winter sports travel with off piste rescue insurance for being guided/instructed by an appropriately qualified instructor/guide on all terrain. Additional insurance can be purchased with your lift pass at the ticket office).
Lift Pass – The Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass is needed for this ski course. This pass covers every lift in Chamonix and some other close by resorts in France and in Italy too. This gives us total flexibiliy to respond to changes in weather and follow the best snow conditions available in the whole Mt blanc area.