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Off-Piste Backcountry Access

Cost Per Person
£535
Start Date
23/03/2020
End Date
27/03/2020

The perfect extension to our Off-Piste Backcountry Courses, for skiers that are willing to put in a bit more work to access unbelievable off piste descents with the use of touring skis and skins.  Using the lift system to gain as much height as possible then skinning to open up a whole world of off-piste that can’t be accessed by relying only on the use of ski lifts alone.

Unlike ski touring trips Backcountry Access is all about the ‘downhill’, each ‘access’ with skins will last from 30 minutes to 1 or 2 hours with possibly one of the bigger ascents a 3-4 hour skin.

Different groups available from ‘Back-side’ (level 5) off piste skiers through to expert/elite skiers. See levels.

What an amazing week. You never to fail to come up with fantastic adventures for us every day. The Off-Piste Backcountry Access Course opened up a whole new world. Outstanding!

Minimum requirements for this course:
Skiers with ‘Back-side’ (level 5) off piste skiing experience. See levels.
Skiers who have a high level of fitness to ski all day off piste following a 2 hour skin with a break for lunch
The ability to get up unaided after a fall is essential

CHECK YOUR LEVEL

INTRO TO SKI TOURING
March 09 Ste Foy
No previous ski touring is needed for this week. Minimum level 4.5

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
Average 6, maximum 8 depending on conditions, itinerary, group level
SKI PASSES
Purchase in resort on a daily basis. DO NOT purchase in advance for all courses
Ski Equipment
Touring skis, skins and ski crampons are required
Video Analysis
No
OFF PISTE Safety Equipment
Provided by Snoworks
Helmet
Strongly advised

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION 

Book directly with:

Ski Blanc in Meribel Les Allues (some of our skiers are booked into Chalet Charmille if you would like to stay with others on our course)

Mark Warner in Mottaret, or your own alternative choice based in the Mottaret/Meribel valley.

The meeting point for the course will be the bottom of La Saulire gondola.