Backcountry

Cost Per Person
£555
Start Date
24/02/2025
End Date
28/02/2025

Lift Accessed Off-Piste Backcountry Skiing

Our breathtaking Backcountry weeks stand alone as some of the most sought after off-piste ski courses anywhere! Using a combination of coaches and mountain guides, our all day courses are designed to give you a blend of off-piste skills development with unforgettable off-piste experiences.

We have different groups for different levels available from ‘Front-Side’ off piste skiers through to expert/elite off-piste skiers. See levels.

“Another fantastic week with the Snoworks team!  Their enthusiasm, passion and sheer skill are inspirational. What a refreshing change to have such a straight forward no nonsense approach to exploring the mountain”

“A fantastic balance allowing people to challenge personal boundaries within a safe but testing environment. The piste is now purely a road to the adventure that is Backcountry!”

Limited time early bird discount! *

Minimum ski ability requirements for this course
Level 5 upwards. All dates: Skiers who are competent to ski off-piste Backcountry. See levels.
Level 4+ upwards. On certain Off-Piste Backcountry Courses we run groups starting at level 4+  See levels.

Other requirements for this course
Skiers who have a good level of fitness to ski all day off piste with a break for lunch.
The ability to get up unaided after a fall is essential.

CHECK YOUR LEVEL

Essential Information

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
6,7 or maximum 8 depending on conditions, itinerary, group level
SKI PASSES
Purchase in resort - full resort area pass required
Ski Equipment
Off-Piste skis, ideally 95mm plus underfoot but depends on level - Book with Snoworks. See Snoworks Blog 'How To Select Skis'.
Video Analysis
No
OFF PISTE Safety Equipment
Transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack (can be provided by Snoworks)
Helmet
Strongly recommended

* Book a course in 2025 before 1 September 2024 for the published early bird discount of £100 (Price for all bookings after this date will be £655) 

ACCOMMODATION/TRANSFER OPTIONS

Course meeting point is in front of Le Maison de Tignes in Tignes Le Lac, we suggest accommodation in Val Claret, Le Lac or Le Lavachet.

Tour operators: Ski Miquel – chalet Rosset https://www.skimiquel.co.uk/resorts/tignes/rosset/, Inghams, Crystal Ski, Ski World
Hotel/self catering/transfer options: www.tignes.co.uk or Peak Feeling Ski

Hotel suggestions in Tignes Le Lac
Hotel Le Paquis

Hotel Le Refuge
Langley Hotel
Hotel Levanna

TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS

By Road – a 9/10 hour drive from Calais

By Air – fly to Geneva and either book a transfer or hire a car
Transfers Geneva to Tignes
Cool Bus
Ben’s Bus
Mountain Rescue
Snow Drone
Altibus

By Rail – closest station is Bourg St Maurice, transfer up to Tignes by local bus or taxi