Off Piste Skiing

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The most fun you can have with your clothes on.

Off piste or backcountry skiing is one of the most exhilarating sensations around.

The stunning mountain scenery, the solitude and silence away from the tourist resorts, the infinite variety of snow and the ski techniques to deal with them combine into a heady mixture that’s hard to beat. If you can ski parallel on a red piste, then the way is open to discover this new world.

Chamonix is a world centre for off piste, with a wide variety of runs to suit everyone from the beginner to the seasoned freerider. The world famous Vallée Blanche is many people’s first off piste experience, descending 2000m from the summit of the Aiguille du Midi back to Chamonix. Many other runs of this quality exist throughout Chamonix. Still more terrain is available just over the Swiss border at Verbier, and heli-skiing in Italy is just 30 minutes away through the Mont Blanc tunnel.

You can ski off-piste in Chamonix from Christmas through to the end of April, and itineraries are flexible to suit your ambition and abilities.

Upcoming off piste ski trips

Wed 23

Steep ski training

January 23 - January 25

Is it training? Is it a holiday? 3 days with the bad boys, with Si Christy trying to keep control…

Tue 29

A day with Kate to hone her skills in the fluff

Thu 31

Skiing and Snow Safety Course

January 31 - February 1

A 2-day skills course with the aims of  skiing the best snow without getting ourselves avalanched and have more fun by feeling more comfortable and confident with our ski technique. […]

Feb 02

Skiing and Navigation

February 2 - February 3

The aims of this course are to navigate to the right place with an emphasis on the techniques required on snow and on skis, and to ski there more easily […]

Feb 04

Skiing and Glacier Travel

February 4 - February 5

THIS COURSE IS FULL There are two principal aims of this course: To ski glacial terrain in such a way as to avoid going into a slot and what to […]

Feb 08

Looking to further improve your off piste skiing technique? The Off Piste Improvers course is all about mileage and making the most of the conditions, whether it is fluffy powder […]

Feb 11

Private Off Piste Guiding

February 11 - February 12

2 days with Tim, Anne, Lily and John in la bella Italia

Mar 25

Private Verbier Ski Safari

March 25 - March 29

Marnix, Joost, Onno and Carsten ski toured with me in the Dolomites in 2018. In 2019 we are closer to my home. Just over the border from Chamonix, the resort […]