A real snowboard freeriding course with a qualified snowboard instructor and UIAGM Mountain Guide - giving you not only expert riding skills but also invaluable off-piste safety knowledge.
Aimed specifically at snowboaders, you won't find yourself in a mixed group being taught by an instructor on skis who expects you to learn from just keeping up with the others - this is a unique snowboard freeriding experience where you will not only ride amazing off-piste terrain but will also get expert instruction from a dedicated snowboard instructor. We're confident that not only will you have the time of your life but you'll also learn invaluable snowboarding skills that will take your riding to the next level.
Riding mountains off-piste is an exciting adventure that requires safety as well as good technical skills, which is why our freeride course includes avalanche awareness and crevasse rescue training. We hope you'll never need to use it, but if you do you'll be glad you learned it!
This freeride course has been specially designed to give you the best of both worlds - the most fantastic Chamonix off-piste experience as well as learning about staying safe in backcountry terrain!
The Chamonix Experience Off-Piste Freeride Snowboard course has been specially designed for riders who are motivated to explore the Chamonix backcountry and discover the satisfaction of riding untracked fresh snow.
The course will focus on reinforcing your snowboarding skills on the piste and helping you to cross smoothly over into off-piste terrain. The goal is to spend most of the time away from the groomed slopes as we are looking to get you more balanced on your snowboard.
Looking fluid is key when it comes to snowboarding; we will try our best to help you get rid of those bad habits you've picked up over the years! Your snowboard instructor will focus on teaching you how to adapt your speed and technique depending on the terrain and the quality of the snow.
Our background as mountain rescuers means we focus on safety too, so that our clients can enjoy riding with clear minds and a safe approach. Therefore the tuition package of this course includes essential mountain safety skills such as avalanche awareness and crevasse rescue training. The programme is designed so that you spend the most amount of time riding off-piste on your snowboard, with just the right amount of time given to practical safety instruction.
During the course you will be able to explore some of the best off-piste runs in Chamonix and over the other side of Mont Blanc in the Italian resort of Courmayeur - both ski areas are included in the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass. The Chamonix valley ski areas have a ton of incredible off-piste freeride areas and your snowboard instructor will take you to the best places according to the weather and snow conditions - from the sunny south-facing slopes of Brevent and Flegere to the long steep slopes of Les Grands Montets, the gentle tree runs and easy powder of Le Tour to the mythical Vallée Blanche - there's too much to squeeze into just 5 days!
Dates for the 5 Day Snowboard Freeride Course are shown on the right of this page. If none of these dates work for you, please check our 3 Day Off-Piste Course or our Private Guiding with a UIAGM Mountain Guide for other options.