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Off-Piste Skiing

Learn LEVEL | 3 day(s) | From £450.00

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Overview

Get coaching on off-piste skills to strengthen your confidence and ski techniques.

From ice to slush, from groomed to bumpy, from powder to crust we can help you develop the skills to effortless flow down the mountain.

Having a strong ski foundation is vital to allowing you to safely explore the backcountry. Whether you are a ski tourer looking to descend with more style and control or as an off-piste skier wanting to build confidence and improve your technique to ski around the whole mountain, then this 3-day course is for you.

This course aims to maximise the down by using ski lifts, when possible.

 

 

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AIMS

Build the skills and confidence to tackle all mountain skiing. We will look at the tactical and technical aspects of skiing off-piste to allowing you to take your skiing to a new level.

PRE-REQUISITES

Check out the ski, mountain and technical levels above.

IS IT FOR ME?

Are you looking to get more from your off-piste skiing? As a ski tourer you put in the effort to reach the summit and want to get most enjoyment from the descent.

Do you find yourself on the back foot, with your legs burning, surviving rather than thriving? How about learning the techniques and strategies to take charge of the snow conditions and terrain?

Our instructors will give you essential off-piste techniques to allow you to ski with confidence and control through breakable crust, or white out conditions.

 

CONTENT

We will use both groomed runs and off-piste terrain to build a strong and versatile ski platform to give you the confidence to ski the ‘whole mountain’.

The aim will be to start with basic ski techniques, using the latest freeride boots and off-piste skis. Our coaches and instructors will analysis your technique and help you adapt your existing skills to the demands of the off-piste environment. Video feedback and analysis will be an essential part of this course; we will be able to review footage immediately on the slope, so that improvements can be made instantly.

We will do as much skiing as possible; our emphasis will very much be on mileage and fine-tuning techniques to suit the conditions. Most of all it is about having fun on skis!

We will be skiing with small, lightweight rucksacks which will contain the essential safety items that all off-piste skiers should carry. Training in the use of this equipment will be given, but it should be noted that this NOT the main aim of the course. Content includes:

  • Individualised ski coaching and video feed back
  • Skiing techniques for the ‘whole mountain’ including hard/soft snow, powder and crud
  • Coping techniques for steeps, bumps poor visibility and breakable crusts
  • Avalanche awareness and use of avalanche transceivers
  • Equipment selection
  • Emergency procedures

Step 1

Book your course place online

Step 2

Call to book accommodation. Prices from £60pn

DATES & PRICES

2024
COURSE DATE COST
(with accommodation)
COST
(no accommodation)
PLACES BOOKING
Date26/02/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£450.00Places
Date20/03/24Cost (with accommodation)Call Us – Prices from £60pnCost (no accommodation)£450.00Places
Need a different date? Call 01479 861 256 to arrange your own date, or email [email protected]

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USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Tuition

Instruction

In course transportation

Packed lunches

Afternoon tea and cake

Uplifts costs are not included in the course price. Students are required to purchase their own tickets. The ski area will be used and therefore you will need to buy a ticket if you do not already have a pass. Please do not buy your ticket until the start of the course as we may travel to other ski venues in search of better snow or different terrain

WHAT'S INCLUDED IF YOU CHOOSE THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION - AS ABOVE PLUS

Accommodation in an en-suite bedroom.  If booking as an individual, you will not be asked to share with a stranger.

Breakfast on each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses).

Dinner on each course day (except the final day, and on one day or back-to-back courses).

Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge.

Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities.

NEED TO KNOW

WHAT WILL I NEED

The key to happiness and enjoyment in ski touring is having the right equipment so you can cope with whatever the environment throws at you. At Glenmore Lodge we are extremely fortunate to be partnered with Atomic skis and Scarpa ski boots. These partnerships allow us to maintain a modern range of ski touring boots and skis in our purpose-built ski store.

* Starred Items are available to borrow from GL Stores

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

• *Skis with touring bindings, skins and ski crampons

• *Ski Poles – ideally fixed length

• *Ski Mountaineering Boots – for example Scarpa Maestrale 2 or Maestrale RS2

• *Helmet

• *Avalanche Transceiver – for example Pieps DSP Sport or Pro

• *3m Probe and Shovel

PERSONAL CLOTHING

• Waterproof Jacket – breathable, Goretex Proshell is ideal.

• Waterproof Ski Trousers

• Thermal Bottoms, thermal Tops – long sleeves

• Mid Layers – Fleece or synthetic

• Soft Shell or fleece Jacket

• *Lightweight Belay Jacket

• Sun hut and Warm Hat

• Sunglasses

• Ski Goggles

• Warm Gloves: Thick and Thin

• Ski Socks

• *Compass and whistle – your Guide will have all the necessary maps and guidebooks

• Headtorch

• *Rucksack – 30 litres.

• Water bottle or Flask.

• Suncream and Lip Salve – SPF 30 minimum

• Personal first aid – some tape, Compeed, plaster for blisters and your own pain relief (ibuprofen, paracetamol)

• Camera

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