Chamonix is widely known as the extreme free-ride skiing capital of the world and is the perfect place to improve your off-piste skills. Chamonix's ski areas of Les Grands Montets, Brévent, Flégère and Le Tour have huge off-piste potential, not to mention the terrain accessible from the infamous Aiguille du Midi.
Not enough? The Mont Blanc Unlimited ski pass now allows access to Courmayeur and the Helbronner on the Italian side, only a 30 minute drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel, as well as the neighbouring resorts of Megeve, Saint-Gervais and Les Contamines. This large selection of terrain means that you can ski amazing, varied descents all week long.
This course is designed for intermediate off-piste skiers who want to take their skiing to the next level. During the course we will use video analysis to help you to focus on area where you need to improve.
Chamonix Experience's UIAGM mountain guides and ENSA qualified ski instructors will help you to become confident in skiing regular turns in powder bowls, uneven terrain and varied snow conditions. You will learn to read terrain and snow surface to become expert in planning ski descents. You will ski over steep terrain and manage occasional cornice or small cliff drops. Fun fun fun!
Above all, mountain safety is our highest priority, which is why as well as skiing techniques we also teach you how to ski off-piste safely. Avalanche awareness and transceiver search and rescue are essential components of your skill set as a confident off-piste skier, especially when skiing the Chamonix backcountry routes that can often take you far away from the patrolled ski areas. Our instructors are all qualified UIAGM mountain guides with all the knowledge and experience needed to teach you the basic mountain safety techniques.
Off-Piste in Chamonix
Chamonix has incredibly varied terrain, making it the perfect place to learn to ski off-piste. Over the 5 days of this course you will learn how to handle different conditions and types of snow. Much of your training will take place at Les Grands Montets, Chamonix's biggest ski area, where you will find everything from glaciers to powder bowls.
Chamonix's unique location on the border of three countries means that you can experience skiing the best of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps; depending on conditions we may take you over the border for a taste of off-piste skiing in one of our neighbouring resorts such as Verbier or Courmayeur.
If conditions are favourable you'll have the chance to ski the Vallee Blanche, one of the most famous off-piste itineraries in the world, as well as many other classic Chamonix off-piste descents.
Your mountain guide and ski instructors will tailor the programme to suit weather, snow conditions and the overall level of the group. Each day your guide will choose the area offering the best off-piste skiing at the moment.