Off-Piste Backcountry

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.

We have different groups for different levels available from ‘Front-Side’ off piste skiers through to expert/elite off-piste skiers. See levels.

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!

Lift Accessed Off-Piste Backcountry Skiing

Minimum ski ability requirements for this course
Level 5 upwards. All dates: Skiers who are competent to ski off-piste Backcountry. See levels.
Level 4+ upwards. On certain Off-Piste Backcountry Courses we run groups starting at level 4+. These are skiers who have some off-piste experience to the sides of lifts. See levels. Check with office for dates.

Other requirements for this course
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.

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 - 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 (MERIBEL)

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

HELIPICKUPS, DROPS
Tignes:
We have the option of helipickups from Lac du Chevril and Bonnevale. This can be booked and paid locally if conditions are favourable.
Gressoney:
We have the option of a helidrop on the Monte Rosa with an off-piste descent into Zermatt and back vie Cervinia and Champoluc. This can be booked and paid locally if conditions are favourable.

Available Dates for Off-Piste Backcountry courses

Off-Piste Backcountry
06/01/20
10/01/20

£525
ST ANTON
Off-Piste Backcountry
13/01/20
17/01/20

£525
ST ANTON
Off-Piste Backcountry
20/01/20
24/01/20

£525
SAINTE FOY
Off-PIste Backcountry
27/01/20
31/01/20

£1339
Baqueira
Off-Piste Backcountry
03/02/20
07/02/20

£1339
Baqueira
Off-Piste Backcountry
03/02/20
07/02/20

£525
Meribel
Off-Piste Backcountry
10/02/20
14/02/20

£525
TIGNES
Off-Piste Backcountry
24/02/20
28/02/20

£525
Gressoney
Off-Piste Backcountry
24/02/20
28/02/20

£525
Zinal
Off-Piste Backcountry
02/03/20
06/03/20

£525
Meribel
Off-Piste Backcountry
09/03/20
13/03/20

£1490
Corvara
Off-Piste Backcountry
09/03/20
13/03/20

£525
La Plagne
Off-Piste Backcountry
16/03/20
20/03/20

£525
La Plagne