Chamonix Off-Piste Ski Clinics
Chamonix off-piste skiing clinics focus on doing a lot of skiing (because it's fun!) but pinning this around plenty of coaching and instruction from a top BASI ski instructor and a Mountain Guide. Flexibility is the key - at times a more structured instructional session is appropriate and at others on the hoof coaching is better. Keeping it relaxed and fun, we think, is the way forward...
The main aim of this week is to improve your off-piste skiing technique and you spend at least 3 days with a top BASI ski instructor, and up to 2 days with an IFMGA Ski Guide.
What to expect
Having a guide and an instructor gives the optimum balance of skills, from seeking out the best skiing which may be on a glacier, to expert technique tuition. Our unusually low ratios ensure quality coaching for everyone. You will come away from the week a better skier and more versed in avalanche/off piste safety.
We split our clinics into 2 levels so that everyone on the course is of a similar ability and looking for similar things out of the clinic. If you have specific goals, let us know!
You can expect to be skiing all day from first lift (legs allowing!) with some warm up runs to start with.
Who is it for?
If you fit our Intro or Intermediate off-piste skier definition then these clinics are for you! Check our ability levels for guidance, but essentially if you have skied off piste before, perhaps had some tuition, but are struggling to master it, these clinics are ideal. They are also a great ski holiday in themselves!
Chamonix has truely world class off piste skiing. We will be skiing all around Chamonix using the best conditions available, this may include skiing on the glaciers of les Grands Montets and from the Aig du Midi (conditions allowing). Chamonix is famous for its long off piste runs with big vertical in stunning surroundings. There is ample terrain to keep off-piste skiers of all levels happy, and being nestled behind Mont Blanc it gets alot of snow!
The town is active and vibrant all year round and is an original mountain village that has grown to provide a good range of bars and restaurants, while still maintaining its charm.
We stay in one of our comfortable Adventure Base Chalets, literally 6 minutes walk from the town centre's restaurants and bars. Breakfast and packed lunch are included leaving the evenings free for you to explore the delights of Chamonix.
Saturday: Arrive at the chalet and welcome by your hosts. A chance to hire gear, sort out a lift pass etc
Sunday: On and off piste coaching with our BASI instructor.
Monday: Further coaching from our instructor, exploring different off piste terrain.
Tuesday - Thursday: More advanced off piste coaching and exploring the off piste potential of the region with our BASI instructer and IFMGA Guide.
By Thursday your skiing will have come a long way and you will have sampled much of the best off-piste terrain the area has to offer. You will be more versed in off-piste safety and will have done more skiing in this week than probably any week before!
Friday: A day of free skiing, without a Guide or Instuctor. Your final day is skiing where you want, when you want, putting your new skills and technique into practice!
Local piste transfers are included.
Download the Info Pack PDF or get in touch for more information.
*Note: Chalet accommodation and piste transfers are not included if paying the 'Course Only' price.