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 ‘Front-side’ (level 4+) off piste skiers (intro weeks only) 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 15 St Foy
March 22 Meribel
No previous ski touring is needed for this week. Minimum level 4.5