You've probably seen the tracks – seen the tracks that the other skiers have made and you would like to ski like that!
This is the trip for you that haven't yet tried off-piste skiing at all, or only tried a little bit. Together we ski powder as much as we can during a week. It is not so difficult if the snow is soft and nice. But it's not always soft, so we will practice at all types of snow.
The layout is simple, a small group of skiers and a mountain guide with a van meet at the airport and drive to where the riding is the best. Accommodation, ski passes, avalanche rescue kit and ABS-packs are included! All you need to do is select one of our departures and book a plane ticket to the Alps.
During this week we take advantage of the fact that the Alps are the most lift-dense mountains in the world. Ski passes are included. Usually we use one-day passes in order to maximize flexibility and most of the runs are made with a lift as a starting point. However, sometimes a short hike with your skis over your shoulder or on your backpack is really worthwhile. Quite often groups also wish to explore the back-country on skins which is of course also an option; having skis with touring bindings and skins is an advantage but touring equipment is not mandatory to join this trip.
Equipment and training
Avalanche safety, companion rescue, and operating the ABS-pack are skills we practice on all our off-piste trips. The mountain guide continuously shares findings and provides motivations for decision-making with you. Shovel, probe, transceiver, and ABS-pack are included. Also harness, rope and any other specific safety gear required is provided when necessary, for example if you choose one of the wonderful glacier runs the Alps are famous for.
Small teams – better riding
We take a maximum of six skiers or borders per mountain guide. By experience we know that larger teams do not enable as high quality riding and they decrease flexibility drastically.
As we may move between resorts we recommend that participants rent ski or snowboard gear in advance at home.
Eating and accommodation
We stay at basic, but clean and atmospheric hotels. A note on food – it has developed into a sport amongst both the participants and the guides to find the culinary gems and other nightlife activities once the skiing is done for the day.
Transfer, rimes, and flights
• We meet at Geneva International Airport on Sunday at 16:00
• The following Sunday we return to the airport at noon to check in for returning flights
• Internationally certified mountain guide (UIAGM/IFMGA)
• Six days of skiing
• Ski passes
• Hotel accommodation in double room, upgrade to single room can, if possible, be arranged at a supplemental cost.
• Transceiver, shovel, and probe
• Transfer from and to airport
• All local transports
• The best off-piste in the Alps at the moment
• Lunches and dinners
• Insurance for off-piste