Backcountry Access

EARN YOUR TURNS!

The perfect extension to our 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.

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 hour skin.

Different groups available for ‘Back-side’ off piste skiers through to expert/elite skiers.

What an amazing week. I don’t know how the guys do it, but you never to fail to come up with fantastic adventures for us every day.  Really, really enjoyed last week on the Backcountry Access course

 

 

 

DISCOVER FRESH TRACKS EVERY DAY

Minimum requirements for this course:
Skiers with ‘Back-side’ off piste skiing experience

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

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

On some occasions we may utilise local taxis, helicopter pick ups and skidoo tows in order to return to the slopes – these are payable locally in resort and are not included in our course fees.

Taxis approximately €20 per trip.  Tignes/St Foy – heli pick ups from €60 – €150 per person depending on route.

 

 

Available Dates for Backcountry Access courses

Backcountry Access
11/02/19
15/02/19

£525
SAINTE FOY
Backcountry Access
25/02/19
01/03/19

£525
BRIDES LES BAINS/THREE VALLEYS
Backcountry Access
11/03/19
15/03/19

£525
SAINTE FOY