Off Piste Courses
Off-piste, out of bounds, backcountry skiing, call it what you like, we are dedicated to it. Each and every day of the season we guide our clients throughout our domain. Our goal is to find the best virgin snow conditions available for the level of our various groups. We strive to ski safely while working on your technical skills and teaching you off-piste awareness and procedures along the way. We want you to become a functioning member of the team, so we can help you make the most of our stunning environment.
Our groups are a maximum of six skiers (except for private bookings and in some cases groups involving friends and family), and we cater for new-comers to off-piste right up to the most experienced experts. Our morning courses or clinics run for four-plus hours from 8:45 until 13:00 and the afternoon private courses start at 2PM.
Each member of the Alpine Experience team searches for virgin snow every day. We don’t ski in other peoples tracks and we’ll do what it takes to find the best snow available. This leads to an often asked question, “Will I need touring equipment?” The simple answer is not necessarily, but it would be best if you were equipped. We often ski from the lift system with traverses and short walks with skis-over-the-shoulder, and if it snows off-and-on we can sometimes go for a couple of weeks without really needing touring gear. But, two or three days after a snowfall the resort becomes tracked-out and we then need to walk to find pristine trackless snow, which makes touring bindings and “skins” indispensable. However, don’t be afraid of the walking because many of our walks are only 15 to 20 minutes and these short hikes can open vast fields of trackless powder and give you a taste of the touring experience. We also have itineraries from 30 to 45 minutes and longer walks for those who enjoy the exertion, scenery and tranquillity that touring offers.
All of our regular customers come equipped with touring equipment because it offers us options to make the most of each day. If you are new to us, please rent your equipment from Jean Sports so that you’re prepared to fit into the team and maximize your experience with us.