Off-Piste Ski 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
Off-Piste skis, ideally 95mm plus underfoot but depends on level - Book with Snoworks. See Snoworks Blog 'How To Select Skis'.
Video Analysis
No
OFF PISTE Safety Equipment
Transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack provided by Snoworks
Helmet
Compulsory

RESORT VARIATIONS

ST ANTONGRESSONEY, CORVARA, BAQUEIRA, ZINAL

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 Ski Backcountry courses

Off-Piste Ski Backcountry
11/01/21
15/01/21

£535
ST ANTON
Off-Piste Ski Backcountry
18/01/21
22/01/21

£535
ST ANTON
Off-Piste Ski Backcountry
18/01/21
22/01/21

£535
SAINTE FOY
Off-Piste Ski Backcountry
25/01/21
29/01/21

£535
Meribel
Off-Piste Backcountry Ski
08/02/21
12/02/21

£535
Meribel
Off-Piste Ski Backcountry
01/03/21
05/03/21

£535
TIGNES
Off-Piste Ski Backcountry
08/03/21
15/03/21

£1530
Corvara
Off-Piste Ski Backcountry
08/03/21
12/03/21

£535
La Plagne
Off-Piste Ski Backcountry
15/03/21
19/03/21

£535
La Plagne
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