On this comprehensive back-country skiing course with a local expert in the French Pyrenees, keen skiers will learn the skills required to safely explore off-piste and away from busy ski resorts this winter, helping you get off the beaten track.
This small group retreat runs from 27th February - 6th March
It can also be booked as a Private group option (min. 2 people) between mid January and the end of March.
Learning to ski in the back-country, away from the same old slopes or the overcrowded routes, is your ticket to a unique skiing holiday.
This week-long course is a unique opportunity for keen skiers to learn all the skills and mountain craft necessary to safely ski both off-piste and in the unspoiled and peaceful back-country, far away from the busy pisted slopes.
The area of the Pyrenees in which this course takes place is blessed with wide-open and gently undulating slopes which provide the perfect terrain for the first time ski tourer to learn the necessary techniques without straying too far out of their comfort zone.
If you’re comfortable skiing red runs in-resort, then you are at the necessary level to tackle these enticing back-country slopes.
During your week, your qualified and experienced high mountain guide will teach you how to understand the winter mountain environment and stay safe.
Avalanche awareness skills are a key part of the week and will include analysing the snowpack to assess for avalanche risk and learning how to use essential safety equipment such as the ARVA, probe and shovel.
You’ll learn why monitoring the weather in the area in which you’ll be skiing is essential to your safety and what risks you need to look out for.
The course will include video analysis of your off-piste skiing skills, and tips on how to improve your technique so that you can comfortably ski on un-pisted snow.
You’ll learn the best back-country and off-piste skiing techniques before putting it all into practice on some sublime skiing experiences away from the crowds in the stunning Pyrenees.
At the end of the week, ski touring is sure to be your new winter obsession!