BACKCOUNTRY ACCESS TO OFF-PISTE WITH LIFTS AND SKINS
The perfect extension from our Backcountry and Off-Piste courses. Backcountry Access is for skiers that are willing to put in a bit more work in order to access unbelievable off piste with the use of touring skis and skins combined with use of the local lift system and helicopters where possible.
Backcountry Access uses ski touring equipment to access unbelievable off-piste where lifts cannot get you. The whole purpose is to use the lift system to gain as much height as possible then skin from there opening up a whole world of off-piste where those that rely only on the use of lifts cannot access.
Unlike ski touring trips Backcountry Access is all about the 'downhill' - The use of skins is to access great off-piste descents. Each 'access' with skins will last a maximum of 30 minutes to 1 hour with possibly one of the bigger ascents a 3 hour skin.
TIME OF YEAR: Winter
DAYS PER WEEK: 5 full days, Monday to Friday
HOURS PER DAY: All day, with break for lunch
SKIERS PER GROUP: Max 8
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced, Expert, Elite
SKI PASSES:Purchase in resort on a daily basis. DO NOT purchase in advance for all courses except Mottaret and Tignes. For Mottaret the Three Valleys pass can be pre purchased. For Tignes the Espace Killy pass can be pre purchased.
TOURING SKIS/CRAMPONS & SKINS: Organise and book direct with Chalet Auberge if required for St Foy or we can reserve for you in the Three Valleys.
VIDEO ANALYSIS: Yes
OFF-PISTE SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Provided by Snoworks
Flight and accommodation packages available:
Saturday to Saturday. See Backcountry Access Course Dates and Prices for details or call the office on 0844 543 0503
For those of you who wonder what’s beyond the pistes - Heaven awaits you on a Snoworks Backcountry
course. Whether you are stepping into the challenging,
amazing landscape and terrain that awaits you for the first
time or you're an experienced expert there is a group for you. I’ve
been on quite a few of the courses in France, Switzerland Italy and
Austria and the standard of teaching and guiding is the best you’ll
Mark Boyle | London