Vanoise Steep Skiing

This epic week seeks out the best steep descents in the Vanoise. You will be visiting such classic areas as Val d'Isere, la Plagne, les Arcs, 3 Vallees and St Foy. All these places have superb steeps, couloirs and general off-piste and never fail to impress.

We will use a combination of uplifts, boot-packing and skinning to access the descents, with up to a couple of hours a day of uphill effort.


Your Guide

This week is led by Simon Christy, a top level BASI instructor who lives in Bozel just down from Courcheval.  This is his back yard and his playground.


Who is it for?

This week is for adventurous off piste skiers who are Advanced or Expert level. We will teach you how to skin, boot pack and other essential backcountry skills during the week.


Course Base

The course base for the first week will be Bourg St Maurice. The second week will be based out of Brides-les-Bains.


Further Information

More information on this trip will be available on this webpage soon. Meanwhile contact us to register your interest and to find out more.

Call: 0845 564 5219   Email:
Course Detail
Price: £1175
Approx: €1,423.46 / $1,965.57
Ability level: Advanced
I can link, without traversing, at least 10-15 short or long radius turns off piste in any kind of snow. I have good control and choose where to turn most of the time. The thought of fresh powder excites me and I enjoy the challenge of difficult snow. I can sideslip forwards and backwards, sidestep up and down, and can ski 35-40 degree slopes. I ski off piste whenever I can and enjoy skiing far from the lifts/pistes.
Fitness Level: B
I can ski all day with only short breaks and can hike up to 2 hours a day (600m of uphill).
Guiding ratio: 1:4
What's included:
  • in resort transport
  • guides fees and expenses
  • hotel accommodation on BnB basis
What's not included:
  • uplifts
  • equipment rental
  • travel insurance
  • travel to/from course base
  • lunch and evening meals
Course Dates
Get in touch to arrange a bespoke course!
You'll be pleased to hear that I made it through the meetings this morning with my group and director with no mention of goggle marks - clearly the factor 30 paid off! On a serious note, thank you all so much for a wonderful time in Chamonix, I had a great time on (and in) the snow and wish I could have stayed another week. I'm not sure pistes will cut the mustard any longer so I will have to come back next year for round two.
Becca Walker, Chamonix Backcountry Ski Week