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Off-piste performance ski course

Advanced off-piste ski course in Chamonix, transform your off-piste skills from good to great!

VIDEO ANALYSIS

We use a video analysis to personalise the tuition and improve your technique.

AVALANCHE RESCUE SKILLS

Companion avalanche rescue training.

SKI INSTRUCTION

The course is run by ENSA qualified ski instructors.

5 DAYS OF ADVANCED FREERIDE SKI INSTRUCTION

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 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 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!

Off-Piste Safety

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.

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.

Your ski instructors will tailor the programme to suit weather, snow conditions and the overall level of the group. Each day your ski instructor will choose the area offering the best off-piste skiing at the moment.

From: 950 €

Advanced

You regularly practice backcountry skiing and have a solid repetoire. You ski confidently in all types of backcountry snow, and are comfortable in couloirs (gullies) up to 35°. You’d like to improve by learning the methods of ski alpinism – climbing couloirs with an ice axe and crampons – skis on the backpack, skiing longer and more committing itineraries.
  • Fitness level 3/5
  • Groups of 6 maximum
  • 5 days course
  • Available January – April
  • Off piste performance ski course

Dates

Off-piste performance ski course
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Monday 6 January 2025
Friday 10 January 2025
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950 €
Monday 13 January 2025
Friday 17 January 2025
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950 €
Monday 20 January 2025
Friday 24 January 2025
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950 €
Monday 27 January 2025
Friday 31 January 2025
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950 €
Monday 3 February 2025
Friday 7 February 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 10 February 2025
Friday 14 February 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 24 February 2025
Friday 28 February 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 3 March 2025
Friday 7 March 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 10 March 2025
Friday 14 March 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 17 March 2025
Friday 21 March 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 24 March 2025
Friday 28 March 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 31 March 2025
Friday 4 April 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 7 April 2025
Friday 11 April 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 14 April 2025
Friday 18 April 2025
Available
950 €

Dates

Off-piste performance ski course
Start dateEnd dateSpacePrice
Monday 6 January 2025
Friday 10 January 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 13 January 2025
Friday 17 January 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 20 January 2025
Friday 24 January 2025
Guaranteed
950 €
Monday 27 January 2025
Friday 31 January 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 3 February 2025
Friday 7 February 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 10 February 2025
Friday 14 February 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 24 February 2025
Friday 28 February 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 3 March 2025
Friday 7 March 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 10 March 2025
Friday 14 March 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 17 March 2025
Friday 21 March 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 24 March 2025
Friday 28 March 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 31 March 2025
Friday 4 April 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 7 April 2025
Friday 11 April 2025
Available
950 €
Monday 14 April 2025
Friday 18 April 2025
Available
950 €
Clothing
Warm hat
Clothing
Thermal underwear
Clothing
Fleece or woollen layers
Clothing
Light puffer jacket
Clothing
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Clothing
Windproof and waterproof trousers
Clothing
Warm gloves
Technical gear
Climbing harness
Technical gear
Ski goggles
Technical gear
Free ride skis
Technical gear
Ski boots
Technical gear
Ski poles
Technical gear
Screwgate carabiner x 1
Safety Equipment
Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
Safety Equipment
Ski or snowboard helmet
Included in price

Guiding & Tuition

5 days of mountain guiding and ski tuition by a UIAGM qualified mountain guide.

Avalanche Training

Specific avalanche awareness tuition including assessment of the conditions, correct use of a transceiver and how to carry out a rescue using shovel and probe.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Local Transport

Any local transport that is required during your course.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not included in price

Skis / Snowboards

The price does not include skis/snowboards, boots or clothing. If you do not have your own we can help you organise rental, please ask us for details.

Personal Equipment

Please see the “Equipment” tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

Lift Passes

We will advise you on which lift passes you will need prior to your trip. If lift passes are required we can preorder them for you on request.

Insurance

Travel insurance including a mountain search and rescue insurance is mandatory on all our trips (we can organise the mountai search and rescue insurance for you on request). We highly advice to have a policy covering the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Accommodation in Chamonix

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.