Backcountry

EXPLORE, DISCOVER, ENJOY!

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.

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

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!

THE BEST LIFT ACCESSED OFF PISTE SKIING IN EUROPE

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

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

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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 - full resort area pass required
Ski Equipment
All mountain skis, approx 99mm underfoot - book with Snoworks
Video Analysis
No
OFF PISTE Safety Equipment
Transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack provided by Snoworks
Helmet
Strongly advised

RESORT VARIATIONS

ST ANTONGRESSONEY, CORVARA, BAQUEIRA

Course time split equally between Snoworks instructors developing off-piste skills and mountain guides offering off-piste experiences.  For Baqueira touring skis are required with skins, these can be hired locally.

ESPACE KILLY (TIGNES) AND THE THREE VALLEYS (LA TANIA)

Run solely by Snoworks instructors splitting the time equally between off-piste development and off-piste experiences.  Occasional mountain guides may be used in the Three Valleys where conditions dictate.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On some occasions we may utilise local taxis, helicopter pick ups and skidoo tows in order to return to the resort – these are payable locally in resort and are not included in our course fees.  Taxis approximately €20 per trip.

Tignes – heli pick ups from €60 – €150 per person depending on route

Baqueira – please see resort page for additional costs

Gressoney – heliskiing is an additional cost payable at the time of booking in resort

Available Dates for Backcountry courses

Backcountry
07/01/19
11/01/19

£495
TIGNES
Backcountry
07/01/19
11/01/19

£495
ST ANTON
Backcountry
14/01/19
18/01/19

£495
ST ANTON
Backcountry
28/01/19
01/02/19

£1280
BAQUEIRA BERET
Backcountry
04/02/19
08/02/19

£495
Meribel-Mottaret
Backcountry
04/02/19
08/02/19

£1345
BAQUEIRA BERET
Backcountry Mottaret
04/03/19
08/03/19

£495
THREE VALLEYS
Backcountry
11/03/19
15/03/19

£1436
CORVARA
Backcountry
18/03/19
22/03/19

£495
LA PLAGNE
Backcountry
25/03/19
29/03/19

£495
TIGNES