Introduction to off-piste skiing

Discover off-piste ski and deep powder snow!

Do you want to ski far away from the busy slopes and discover the beauty of freeriding?

My Off-Piste Skiing courses are focused on skiing the best powder snow away from the ski resorts.

We’ll use the lift systems and sometimes a little bit of walking to find the perfect patches of power snow!

Whether you are a rookie or an expert, I will help you progress by using routes adapted to your level, physical condition, risks related to the mountain environment and the evolution of the snow cover.

During the course, I will teach you the basic skiing techniques and essential safety guidelines to know for off-piste skiing.

Price

500€ for 1 to 2 people / day

40€ per additional person / day

In February school period estimate possible.

Included

Avalanche safety equipment (beacon, shovel and probe)

Prerequisites

Intermediate downhill skiing skills
You should feel comfortable on red runs at resorts

Pedagogy

You will :

  • Learn the tricks to ski efficiently in various types of snow
  • Improve your ability to ski from basic off-piste to wider areas
  • Learn how to use your safety kit
  • Understand how to detect risks related to the mountain environment

Safety

Your safety is my main concern. I carry out a process every morning in order to limit the risks:

  • Checking the local weather forecast
  • Checking the snow forecast and layers with the ski patrols
  • Meeting with other ski instructors to share information

Sometimes it is wiser to change the itinerary in order to be sure to spend a safe and fun time in the mountains. If I consider that the conditions are not safe enough we will choose another route.

I will provide an avalanche safety equipment (beacon, shovel and probe) to each participant.

Before each ski trip I will check your gear and advise you on the right equipment for the trip we have planned.