EXPERT SKI COURSES FOR OFF PISTE AND FREERIDE SKIING.
Off piste ski courses for expert level skiers in Chamonix, France.
This off-piste performance ski course is ideal for skiers of levels 7 – 8 using this level finder.
All ski courses are delivered by top international ski instructor, Mark Gear.
These off piste ski courses are our highest level and have been developed for expert level skiers capable of skiing all but the most challenging off piste conditions and terrain. The focus of the expert ski courses is to maximize your ability as a strong all-round, all-terrain skier.
Versatility is your key to mastering the whole mountain. For this reason, the expert level ski course will help improve your skiing in a variety of conditions and terrain. We will help you develop your performance through strategically designed exercises and drills that encourage better control, versatility and individual skier expression in more challenging snow and terrain.
Understand the most up to date skiing techniques and freeride skiing tactics. You will receive a personalised ski coaching approach with daily video feedback in a small group of 6 skiers maximum.
During the expert ski courses, we aim to ski some of the best off piste and backcountry terrain in Chamonix, all accessible by the lifts. Sometimes, a short hike to the very top can provide us with a better descent. This ski course is also ideal for ski instructors training for their ski exams, such as BASI etc.
On expert 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 & couloirs
- Avalanche and backcountry mountain awareness
Week long and weekend expert ski courses are available
The 2 day, weekend ski courses aim to cover the major parts of the 5 day skiing course using a maximum activity approach. That means lots of great skiing with plenty of useful tips and tactics for dealing with different snow and terrain.
COVID 19: New, flexible booking terms allow the final balance to be paid in resort at the start of the ski course. And, you can transfer your deposit to a future ski course (valid for 2 years and subject to availability), if you have tested positive for Covid 19, need to self isolate, or if there are travel bans stopping you from traveling due to Covid 19, or if the resort shuts down again due to Covid 19.
Ski course prices
5 Day Ski Course = 790€ Per person (course fee only).
Weekend Ski Course = 350€ Per person (course fee only).
Expert ski course dates for 2021/2022 season
Jan 10th – Jan 14th (5 day ski course) – Places Available
Jan 31st– Feb 4th (5 day ski course) – Places Available
Mar 14th – Mar 18th (5 day ski course) – Places Available
Apr 2nd – Apr 3rd (Weekend ski course) – Places Available
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 surrounding ski areas and back each day. Pick-ups and drop-offs are included within the area shown on this map
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). Please also ensure your insurance covers cancelation costs due to illness, injury or any other unforeseen circumstances.
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 flexibility to respond to changes in weather and follow the best snow conditions available in the whole Mt blanc area.