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Off-Piste Backcountry Access

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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


March 16 Ste Foy
No previous ski touring is needed for this week. Minimum level 4.5

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 on a daily basis. DO NOT purchase in advance for all courses
Ski Equipment
Touring skis (ideally 90mm plus under foot), skins and ski crampons are required
Video Analysis
OFF PISTE Safety Equipment
Provided by Snoworks
Strongly advised


Snoworks featured chalet – The Peak

Chalet board accommodation with afternoon tea in a twin shared room : £700.00*
Duration: 7 nights, Sunday to Sunday 19 – 26 April 2020

Airport transfers provided by Prèmiere Neige on request – please contact them for details

*This includes a discount for Snoworks skiers – book accommodation and transfers directly with Prèmiere Neige quoting Snoworks discount code: SWPN19/20. Alternative chalet and self catering options may be available at a range of prices.