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Ski courses: Off Piste & Ski Touring

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Off Piste - Please note that all of our off piste ski courses are, by default, off piste. As a minimum technical ski level you will be able to ski anything on piste (competant on blacks / double blacks). Click on the 'Assessing Ski Level' page for further information, or click on the graphic of the skier above.

Ski Touring - All of our ski touring courses are off piste, so you must be able to ski all pistes (as above)
. Select a tour that best suits your current technical and physical level, by visiting the 'Assessing Ski Level' page, as summaries below are for quick reference only.
Off Piste - No previous off piste experience is necessary, but 1 or 2 days are beneficial.
Ski Touring - Minimum 2 weeks off piste. No touring experience required, but 1 or 2 days is good.
Confident of safely coping with most conditions off piste. You will have skied between two weeks and a season off piste, and for ski tours your experience should be of between 2 days and 1 week minimum.
Several weeks off piste skiing will be the minimum experience for this level. Your touring experience should be at least 2 weeks of hut to hut ski tours, or 1 week of hut to hut tours and over 10 day ski tours.
Not put off by any off piste conditions, and be keen to ski any route a guide judges safe.

Chamonix off piste level 1
Beginner off piste skills & discover remote areas of the massif.

Intro touring & backcountry
To teach you the skills for ski touring, these coursess are popular.

Silvretta Ski Tour, Austria
The Austria / Swiss border, boasts lots of 3000m peaks.

Haute Route Ski Tour
The famous traverse between Chamonix and Zermatt on skis.

Oberland Ski Tour
Enjoy amazing ski descents and a few high summits.

Gran Paradiso Ski Tour
A week ski touing in the national park and to the summit.

Ski Mont Blanc 4810m
Ascent by the Grand Mulets or Cosmiques Traverse routes,

Intro ski tour weekend
Two day package, with 2 nights accommodation in Chamonix.
Aosta Intro
Ski Touring
An early season version of our Intro Touring course, based in Italy.
Chamonix off piste level 2
Off piste week for those with more experience, to ski harder routes.

Italy Gourmet Ski Tour
Ski tour for cogniscenti, staying in some of the best mountain huts.
Kebnekaise Lapland Tour
Remote ski tour in the Swedish Lapland, close to Norway.
Mount Elbrus
Ski Tour
Ski tour to the summit of Elbrus, the highest peak in all of Europe.
& guiding
A range of options for a day of heli-skiing with a IFMGA guide,

Vallee Blanche extension
Extend your trip by 1 day, to ski this classic run down to Chamonix.
Monte Rosa
A week of freeride in the off piste paradise of Monte Rosa.
Zermatt backcountry
For those looking for challenging off piste and day tours.
Ski Tour Long
Three day long weekend tour, with 2 nights in mountain huts.
Otztal Ski Tour du Vent
An amazing tour of the 3000m peaks around the village of Vent.
High Tatras Ski Tour
A week of hut to hut ski touring in High Tatras of Slovakia.
Bespoke ski guiding
If you have specific objectives, consider bespoke guiding,

Valais, Zinal
Off Piste
Val d'Anniviers is a hidden gem for off piste skiing in the Valais.
Maritime Alps
Ski Tour
Weekend ski tour, in the French - Italy border near to Turin.
Off Piste
Improve off piste skills and discover the best off piste in Verbier.
Monte Rosa
Ski Tour
Ski up the Breithorn and several 4000m peaks hut to hut in a week.
Mt Toubkal
ski tour
Wee k of ski touring in Morocco. Fly in / out of Maraskesh.
Ski advice
Ski kit shop

UK Avalanche Awareness
Avalanche safety 1 day UK based course to learn key safety skills.
Alps Av Safety & Awareness
Avalanche safety 1 day Alpine based course to learn key safety skills.
Bespoke ski guiding
If you have specific objectives, consider bespoke guiding,

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