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Off-Piste Ski Backcountry

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Our breathtaking Backcountry weeks stand alone as some of the most sought after off-piste ski course experiences anywhere! Using a combination of instructors 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 motorway to the adventure that is Backcountry!

Lift Accessed Off-Piste Backcountry Skiing

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+. These are skiers who have some off-piste experience to the sides of lifts. See levels. Check with office for dates.

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.


Essential Information

Time of Year
Days Per Week
5 full days, Monday to Friday
Hours Per Day
All day, with break for lunch
Skiers per group
Average 6, maximum 8 depending on conditions, itinerary, group level
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'.
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OFF PISTE Safety Equipment
Transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack provided by Snoworks



We will be skinning with touring skis for some of the course days, depending on weather and snow conditions.  Touring skis with skins are required for the course duration.

COVID 19 – Please ensure you have insurance cover in the event of cancellation/illness taken out at the time of booking.  Accommodation cost may be refunded in certain circumstances, proof of illness will be required.


Chalet Edelweiss

Chalet board accommodation in a twin shared room, afternoon tea: £1070.00*
(one evening meal not provided on chalet night off)

Duration: 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday 13 – 20 March 2021

Deposit required to confirm = £175.00
Single occupancy – please email the office

*There may be local resort supplements imposed due to Covid-19 which will not be included in this price.


Use public transport from Geneva:  Train to Sierre (2 hours), bus to accommodation (50 minutes).  Self drive alternative available with parking at chalet.



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