All terrain ski courses

Freeride and off piste performance ski Courses in Chamonix



There are 3 course levels to choose from.

Intermediate ski courses,

Advanced ski courses 

Expert ski courses 

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Ski courses for all levels run in Chamonix throught-out the winter season from early December - Late in April. You can choose a 5 day ski course or a 2 day weekend course. 

These off piste ski courses have been developed to improve your skiing all over the mountain. Learn to rip on the pistes, freeride the off piste & master the steeps.

Experience some of Chamonix's best off piste and freeride skiing. Receive top level ski coaching from Mark Gear who is one of the UK's leading professional ski instructors.  All ski courses include daily video feedback and transport to and from the slopes.

We aim to ski mostly lift accessible off piste, experiencing some of the best off piste and backcountry skiing that Chamonix has to offer.

During the course we will focus on the following aspects of your skiing:

  • Control of speed and line
  • Steering elements
  • Technique and tactics for off piste snow and terrain
  • Tips for steeps and couloirs
  • Avalanche/mountain, off piste/backcountry awareness


  • 2 or 5 Full days ski coaching & guiding
  • In resort transport for skiing
  • Video feedback
  • Max 6 persons per group




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SAFTEY EQUIPEMENT IS NEEDED FOR ALL MOUNTAIN SKI COURSES: Avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel and probe) are mandatory. We have some rental packs if you do not have your own.


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Off piste ski courses & private lessons with elite ski instructor Mark Gear.

Based in Chamonix, France, specialising in off piste performance ski courses for all mountain and backcountry skiing. Intermediate ski courses, advanced ski courses and expert ski courses run all season.  Also offering private ski lessons for individuals & private groups.

Mark is qualified to the highest international level with many years experience teaching off piste skiing in Chamonix, France & across Europe. His innovative, fun and professional ski teaching focuses on skiers personal goals whilst encouraging control, versatility & individual skier expression.  

Ski courses include helpful video feedback, ski lift priority & minibus transport for skiing the best terrain around Chamonix.

Off piste ski courses in Chamonix 2014/2015.    Book ski courses now!

Expert ski courses

Advanced ski courses

Intermediate ski courses



Over 20 off piste performance ski courses on the programme this winter season.

With over 20 off piste ski courses running in Chamonix this winter, we are Chamonix's leading provider of off piste performance ski courses.

Ski courses

Ski courses for off piste skiing in Chamonix for intermediate, advanced and expert level skiers.

Ski courses run all season from December - April.  The focus of each ski course is to improve your off piste and all mountain skiing. There are 3 course levels to choose from for intermediate, advanced and expert skiers.  Simply check the finder page to see which level course is best for you.

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Skiing Video Analysis on each ski course.

On all ski courses we use effective video analysis and feedback on a daily basis.  This is a short and helpful session of around 30 minutes at the end of skiing each day.  The video feedback sessions allow you to watch yourself skiing in full HD and in slow motion to help you understand how to develop better skiing.  The video skiing analysis is a powerful ski coaching tool that can help dramaticly improve your skiing.  Occasionaly bad weather can stop the video sessions.


Private transport on all ski courses.

Each ski course has it's own private minibus for the duration of the course for clients staying in or close to Chamonix town.  This gives us flexibility to transport to the best skiing conditions available.  We aim to ski a variety of the Chamonix ski areas on ski courses.



Read about off piste skiing in Chamonix.

Find out about the type of skiing terrain in Chamonix.  Below is a description of each of the main ski areas in and around Chamonix. 

Les Grands Montets / Chamonix off piste ski courses

 Les Grands Montets ski area offers big vertical descents with glaciers on the upper section. There is plenty of wide, open bowl skiing with some great steep sections and couloirs. This is Chamonix off piste skiing at its best. The tree skiing and in-to valley couloirs are also great for expert skiers.  A good lift system opens up 3 sides to this amazing off piste mountain. Our best spots: Le Grand Muir, Pylones, Point de Vue, Combe de la Pendant, the Combe des Rachasse. The Magic Forest (Dream Forest) also offers fantastic off piste skiing in the trees.

Le Tour / Chamonix off piste ski courses

Le Tour at the high end of the Chamonix valley is great for all skier levels, on piste and off piste. The front side offer's easy terrain for beginner off piste skiers. This is an ideal place for us to take intermediate level ski courses on the first couple of days of the course. The back side of the mountain offers very nice off piste terrain for the advanced and expert courses. Best spots. All the back side and off the Possettes drag lift for some classic Chamonix off piste. A short climb on foot to the top of Tete de Balme, provides long backcountry ski runs. 

Le Brevent and La Flegere / Chamonix off piste ski courses

These ski areas are linked together and offer very good couloir and open bowl off piste skiing. Most of the off piste in this part of Chamonix  is south facing so avalanches can be frequent on warm afternoons. Best spots. La Floria, Brevent summit, Col Cornu. Combe de Lachanal for more great Chamonix off piste skiing.

Les Houches / Chamonix off piste ski courses

Les Houches is situated as at the lower end of the Chamonix valley and offers very nice tree-lined piste skiing and some shorter off piste runs. Best spots. Under the Prarion cables, The hidden meadows and secret off piste spots that only us locals know about.

Chamonix is just 1 hour drive from Geneva airport. Many companies fly into Geneva airport from most major UK airports making it very easy to find transport to come and join one of our ski courses.

Courmayeur Italy / Chamonix off piste ski courses

Just 25 minutes drive from Chamonix, through the Mt Blanc tunnel we arrive in Italy, at one of the Courmayeur cable cars.  Courmayeur is a great ski area for all levels of skier with perfectly groomed pistes, fantastic mountain food & powder skiing off the pistes.


All Mountain Performance - Chamonix's leading off piste & backcountry ski school.  The Specialist in ski courses, off piste ski courses and private ski coaching.


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