Ski Steeps

Ski the Steeps

NEW for 2021 the Steeps courses is an extension from our Off-Piste Backcountry courses for those that are keen to ski steeper terrain in smaller tailored groups. The course is split between developing skills for safe ‘steep’ skiing and expert guiding from Snoworks coaches that are totally familiar with the routes and area so safety is always the number one priority.

The whole concept of the ‘Steeps’ course is to provide expert coaching and expert leadership where safety is never compromised.

The course is designed for very competent off-piste skiers. Snoworks level 6 and 7 with a maximum of 4 people per group.

Ability Level For This Course

Level 6 & 7: very competent off-piste skiers in all conditions

Good fitness level for boot hiking up steep slopes

A good head for heights

Equipment Required For This Course

Ski Touring equipment with ski crampons required but please bear in mind this is not a ski touring course. Skins are used for access only to terrain where necessary.

Backpack with carrying straps for skis. (Snoworks can provide backpacks if required)

Airbag recommended

Off-Piste skis with a recommendation of over 95mm under foot

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Essential Information

Time of Year
Winter
Days Per Week
5
Hours Per Day
5 full days, Monday to Friday
Skiers per group
4
SKI PASSES
Purchase in resort - full resort area pass required
Ski Equipment
Off piste touring skis - ideally over 95mm plus underfoot
Video Analysis
Yes
OFF PISTE Safety Equipment
Provided by Snoworks if you do not have your own
Helmet
Compulsory

More About The Steeps Course

The steeps course is split equally between coaching and guiding. We bridge the gap. Not only do our coaches know the resort like the back of their hand they help develop your skiing as well. The best of both worlds.

Please note: If booking this course safety is always the number one priority. Routes are selected in relation to prevailing snow and weather conditions along with the level of the group.

On this course you’ll improve your ability to:

  • Cleanly and accurately change edges to initiate turns in steep environments
  • Steer & control speed accurately in steep environments
  • Select lines in relation to prevailing conditions and your skill level
  • Control emotions and focus appropriately

From a safety aspect you’ll learn to:

  • Negotiate steep terrain safely within a group
  • Recognise hazards
  • Arrest quickly when needed using a variety of methods

Along with all the other safety considerations when skiing off-piste:

  • Companion rescue and emergency procedures
  • Reading slopes
  • Decision making
  • Safe group management
  • Using local knowledge
  • FACETS click for more info

More information on Off-Piste Safety

NOTE:
• Specialist climbing or mountaineering equipment (ropes, crampons, ice axes) are not used on the Steeps Course to access itineraries.
• Itineraries on the Steeps Course are accessible using standard ski touring equipment (skins and ski crampons where necessary) or boot packing with skis attached to your backpack.
• Many itineraries are accessed directly from the ski lifts.

This course does not cater for skiers wanting access to ‘Steep’ terrain requiring the use of climbing equipment (ropes, boot crampons, ice axes).

Available Dates for Ski Steeps courses

Ski Steeps
08/02/21
12/02/21

£800
Meribel
Ski Steeps
01/03/21
05/03/21

£800
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