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Chamonix off piste

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Off piste ski courses in Chamonix with elite British ski instructor Mark Gear

 

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Chamonix is one of the most well known resorts for off piste skiing in the world.  The mountains here offer great terrain for every level of off piste skier.

 

Information about Chamonix off piste skiing.

 

Chamonix town, at 1035 meters above sea level, sits at the foot of western Europes highest peak.  Mont Blanc towering above the valley floor at a current altitude of 4810 metres. Chamonix off piste skiing offers some of the best off piste skiing in the world!

The Chamonix valley is forested and deep,  the mountains are very high!  There are more 4000 meter peaks here than any where else in the Alps. The lift system in Chamonix is extensive and ideal for off piste skiers and alpinists. A massive acheivement in enginering with many cable cars and telecabines take skiers to airy altitudes of up 3842 meters.

There are 5 main ski areas in the Chamonix valley offering what is said to be more than a life times worth of off piste skiing routes.  With a vertical drop of up to 2807meters and a great lift system, Chamonix is with out a doubt one of the best off piste skiing destinations in the world.

 

Chamonix off piste, area by area.

 

Les Grands Montets / Chamonix off piste

Les Grands Montets  This is where famous freeriders hang out.  Glaciers on the upper sections lead down to wide open bowl skiing with steeps and couloirs. This is Chamonix off piste skiing at its best. The tree skiing and into valley couloirs are also great for expert skiers.  We often ski 10000 vertical metres per day on our expert level ski courses and . A good lift system opens up 3 sides to this amazing off piste mountain. Our best spots: Le Grand Muir, Pylones, Point de Vue, La Combe de la Pendant, Combe de la Rachasse. The Magic Forest (Dream Forest) also offers very good off piste skiing in the trees.

Le Tour / Chamonix off piste

Le Tour at the high end of the Chamonix valley is great for all levels on piste and off piste. The front side is 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 terrain for more advanced and expert skiers. Best spots. All of the back side area and off the Possettes drag lift for some more classic Chamonix off piste.

L' Aiguile du Midi / Chamonix off piste

The Aiguile du Midi lift takes off piste skiers and alpinists from Chamonix town to an impressive altitude of 3842 meters. This is not a ski area for piste skiing. All the runs are off piste and on a glacier making the skiing more serious. A High mountain guide is advised for this.

Le Brevent and La Flegere / Chamonix off piste

These 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 Lachanal for more great Chamonix off piste skiing.

Les Houches / Chamonix off piste

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.

 

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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.

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With over 20 off piste ski courses on the programme this winter season, we are Chamonix's leading provider of off piste performance ski courses.

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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.

 

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