Introduction To Backcountry Skiing And Ski Touring

We provide private instruction and guiding for experienced off piste skiers who are interested in getting into backcountry skiing and ski touring or seeking a different off piste adventure experience.

Ski touring is the perfect way to escape the bustle of the resorts to enjoy nature and the beauty and tranquility of the mountains. You will head away from the ski lifts and marked pistes to discover other valleys, peaks and off piste descents. By spending time exploring the backcountry you will improve your mountain awareness and snow safety knowledge. It is also fun and a great fitness workout too!

With our introduction to ski touring sessions you will learn how to use the ski equipment and the uphill skinning technique. You will then be able to put your newly acquired skills into practice with an easy ski tour to explore some of the fantastic off piste terrain available in the Courchevel and Meribel valleys.

Ladies on a ski tour in Courchevel

Specific Information For Ski Touring

Your private instructor and guide will always try to find the best powder or spring snow for you to ski. However conditions can be variable so you need to be a competent off piste skier and proficient skiing in different snow conditions.

The use of avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel and probe) is mandatory and you should already be trained in how to use it. We can recommend where to hire the safety kit and ski touring equipment in resort if you do not have your own.

Please note that ski touring is not always possible due to the prevailing snow conditions, depth of snow cover and avalanche risk.

Why Choose Us?

We are a friendly and knowledgable team, and passionate about inspiring others to become better and more confident skiers. Our goal is to ensure that you have the best possible ski experience during your time with us by providing the following:

•  Exceptional service

•  Unrivalled flexibility

•  Fun, positive and supportive learning environment

•  Fully qualified British ski instructor with extensive teaching and coaching expertise

Meet the team

Pricing & Information

Full Day

£420 GBP

All day booking with a private instructor and guide.

Our Pricing Is Straightforward

We prefer to keep things simple by charging a flat rate for our private tuition and guiding services. Therefore you will not be charged a different rate during the peak holiday weeks or a supplement based on the number of people in your private lesson or guided group.

For ski touring and off piste guiding bookings we insist on a maximum of up to six skiers in the group for safety reasons. Please note that we do not provide avalanche safety equipment for these lessons and it is not included in our pricing.

Other Important Details

Your personal safety is our main priority. From a safety perspective please note that we will only ski off piste during private lessons or guided days if the snow and weather conditions permit.

For all dedicated off piste ski lessons and guiding the use of full avalanche safety equipment is mandatory. We can advise on where you can hire a pack (backpack or airbag/transceiver/shovel/probe) in resort if you do not have your own.

Helmets are compulsory for all children and teenagers aged up to 18 years in our private lessons or when skiing with the guide.

You will benefit from priority access to the ski lifts meaning that you get more time on the slopes to ski. We are also able to provide video analysis and feedback for private lessons on request.

We always try to be as flexible as possible but due to demand in the busiest school holiday weeks we are unable to split the week between different client bookings.

For the main February half term week we require a minimum booking for six full days of private tuition or guiding. And for the New Year and main Easter holiday week we require a minimum booking of five (4 hour) mornings for private ski lessons or guiding.

Should you have any questions about the specific dates for our minimum booking requirements then please do not hesitate to get in touch. In addition, if you are interested in organising a private instructor or guide for the duration of your holiday it would helpful to contact us with as much notice as possible to avoid potential disappointment.

For your information here are our booking terms and conditions.