Off-Piste Skiing

OFF-PISTE COACHING: Learn to Ski Off-Piste with the best ski instructors in the Alps

Our Off-Piste Coaching ski courses are scheduled ski holidays with intensive off-piste instruction from our fantastic team of ski instructors. The content and format of the courses have been designed by our team to give you the best opportunity to improve your skiing ability and confidence whilst having a superb holiday. We offer Off-Piste Coaching ski courses at 3 levels: Introductory, Development and Advanced

Introductory Coaching courses are suitable for confident piste skiers who want to get to grips with off-piste skiing for the first time, or if you need more time to polish up existing skills. During the course you will receive lots of individual instruction - group sizes are never more than 6 per instructor - and learn the skills to ski ungroomed terrain fluidly and with confidence.

Development Coaching courses are for those who have had some instruction already or have skied for more than 2 weeks off-piste and want to expand and push their technique further. At the end of the course you will feel more confident on steeper slopes and have the skills to cope with most off-piste terrain and snow conditions. The course also covers the skills you will need to take onto the mountain with you to stay safe, avoid avalanches and negotiate winter mountain terrain.

Advanced Coaching courses have been conceived for more experienced off-piste skiers to provide the technical and tactical skills to take your skiing to the next level. Focusing on skills to ski steep terrain, taking on powder bowls with confident, flowing turns and managing the occasional cornice or small cliff drop.

5 Reasons for choosing an Off-Piste Coaching course with Mountain Tracks:

  1. Quality tuition. We only use highly qualified, experienced ski instructors and mountain guides. Our team spend most of their time off-piste and know where to find the best snow. You can be assured that the focus is giving you, the client, the best time possible and finding terrain to allow that to happen
  2. Great ski area selection. You may not have heard of all the ski areas that we go to but, rest assured, we are going there because we think they are great. Sainte Foy is a prime example: we've been skiing there since it opened over 20 years ago and are still discovering great places to ski there and in the surrounding area. Zinal, Serre Chevalier and Gressoney may be less well known, but have fantastic skiing both on and off-piste too
  3. Variety of slopes and conditions. We can help you get over the hang-ups many skiers have with off-piste technique. Some believe think that off-piste is all about waist deep powder snow and diving down mega steep gullies. To misquote Forest Gump: "Off-piste skiing is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get!" We'll also work on your on-piste technique to ensure you have a thorough understanding of what you are trying to do both on and off-piste. The aim being that when you get to more challenging conditions you are equipped to handle them
  4. Tailored to you. We take the time to find out what YOU want from the week. After all, it's your course and we want you to get the absolute most out of it. We encourage discussion and we want you to feel comfortable about asking for clarification of a particular point. In this way you'll finish the course understanding the instruction you’ve received.
  5. Fun. We all want to become better skiers and we focus very hard on helping you to improve. But we also want you to appreciate being in the mountains and have a good time. We take the time to 'go for a run'. Everyone needs time to clear the brain and just have a ski and begin to establish the techniques and ideas discussed. And, at the end of the day, over dinner and a beer or two we share pictures and laughs with the team and the rest of the group.

OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE:  Off-piste skiing at its best. We'll take you backcountry into a world of skiing adventure!

Off-Piste Adventure holidays provide skiers and snowboarders the advantages only an IFMGA Mountain Guide-led trip can offer; local knowledge of the best off-piste backcountry and the expertise to give you a holiday full to the brim with excitement and thrills while maintaining your safety in the mountain environment.

Our Off-Piste Adventures explore the backcountry of renowned off-piste regions such as Chamonix and Zinal, as well as lesser known esoteric gems.

The trips are week-long and are offered at 3 levels: Intermediate, Advanced and Expert. Small groups (there will never be more than 6 in your group) allow us to tailor the trip to your skiing ability and the prevailing snow conditions; giving you a better experience and increasing the sense of adventure. Our commitment is to give you a holiday you'll never forget: memorable achievements, unforgettable descents, camaraderie and the unmatched thrill of being in the mountains!

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