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Off-Piste & On-Piste Ski Course Dates For 2015-2016

Off piste & all mountain ski courses

All ski courses are run by elite British ski instructor Mark Gear.

Ski courses for off piste skiing run throughout the winter season in Chamonix, France.  We offer plenty of choice for dates, whether you are an intermediate, advanced or expert level skier. 

We also offer an Autumn ski course programme in some other european ski resorts for pre-winter training.  See below for details.

All ski courses are limited to 6 places, so we recommend booking early to ensure your place. 

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All ski course dates listed are scheduled for 2015/2016.

  

Intermediate off piste ski courses in Chamonix

Dec 12th - Dec 13th  (Weekend course)

Jan 18th - Jan 22nd  (5 day course)          

Feb 1st - Feb 5th      (5 day course)

Feb 20th - Feb 21st  (Weekend course)

Feb 29th - Mar 4th    (5 day course)

Apr 4th - Apr 8th       (5 day course)  

       

 

Expert off piste ski courses in Chamonix

Dec 26th - Dec 27th   (Weekend course)

Jan 11th - Jan 15th    (5 day course)           

Feb 8th - Feb 12th    (5 day course)

Mar 14th - Mar 18th  (5 day course)

Apr 2nd - Apr 3rd      (Weekend course)

Apr 18th - Apr 22nd   (5 day course)

 

 

 

 

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Advanced off piste ski courses in Chamonix

Dec 5th - Dec 6th      (Weekend course)

Dec 14th - Dec 18th   (5 day course)

Jan 2nd - Jan 3rd      (Weekend course)             

Jan 4th - Jan 8th        (5 day course)

Jan 25th - Jan 29th    (5 day course)

Feb 22nd - Feb 26th   (5 day course)

Mar 21st - Mar 25th    (5 day course)     

Apr 11th - Apr 15th      (5 day course)

 

Autumn ski training courses in other resorts

These ski courses will have an on-piste focus. For more details on the pre-season courses please click here.

Hintertux, Austria -  Nov 8th - Nov 12th (5 day course)

Tignes, France   -   Nov 21st - Nov 23rd (3 day course)

 

Off piste ski courses in Chamonix, France with elite ski instructor Mark Gear.

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Off piste ski courses

Off piste ski courses in Chamonix.  Learn to ski the whole mountain with control, versatility & expression!

Off piste ski courses in Chamonix, for intermediate, advanced and expert level skiers.  Private off piste coaching is also sometimes available throughout the winter season.

Our off piste ski courses run from early in December - late in April.  All ski courses are run by top level, off piste ski instructor Mark Gear.  

Receive high quality & professional off piste ski coaching.  We also use helpful HD video feedback  every day that the weather permits.  Join us over a full 5 day ski course, or choose a shorter 2 day weekend course.  

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Early season ski courses

 

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Power - up your skiing with an early season ski course this ski season.

Elite ski instructor Mark Gear offers early season performance ski courses for all mountain skiing in Chamonix, Hintertux and Tignes.  

 

Click here to see early season ski course dates for Chamonix.

 

 

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Ski course dates for Autumn 2015

Hintertux, Austria -  November 8th - Nov 12th (5 day course)

Tignes, France   -   November 21st - Nov 23rd (3 day course)

 

November ski courses Tignes

Ramp-up your skiing early, before the winter gets underway with these piste performance ski courses.  The courses are ideal for intermediate & advanced level skiers, or levels 4 - 6 using this skiing level finder.   Find your skiing level.   

As the skiing is at high altitude and on a Glacier, the course will be dedicated to improving your general on piste skiing.  The off piste can be dangerous at this time of year, so we will be skiing on the groomed pistes instead. Read more

 

 

Expert ski courses

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 Expert ski courses in Chamonix with elite ski instructor Mark Gear.

 SKI COURSES FOR EXPERT SKIERS FOR OFF PISTE AND FREERIDE.

The expert level ski courses are our highest level available and have been developed for expert skiers capable of skiing all but the most challenging off piste conditions and terrain. The focus of the expert ski courses is to maximize your ability as a strong all round, all terrain skier.

Versatility is your key to mastering the whole mountain. During the expert course we will help improve your skiing in a variety of conditions and terrain. We will develop your performance through strategically designed exercises and drills that really work encouraging control, versatility and individual skier expression.

Understand the most up to date skiing techniques and freeride skiing tactics, delivered by an elite level ski teacher. You will receive a personalised development programme with daily video feedback.

Expert ski courses focus on some of the best off piste and backcountry ski terrain in Chamonix.  All accessible by the lifts. Sometimes a short hike to the very top can provide us with a better descent.  This ski course is also ideal for ski instructors training for their ski exams, such as BASI ect.

During expert ski courses the following aspects of your skiing are developed:

  • Personal performance awareness
  • Develop steering movements
  • Off-piste & freeride skills
  • Terrain, snow and line tactics
  • Technique & tactics for skiing steeper slopes
  • Technique & tactics for skiing gullies & couliors
  • Avalanche/  Backcountry mountain awareness

 

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New season 2013/2014 course dates

 

 

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Announcing new 2013 / 2014 off piste ski course dates in Chamonix with elite ski teacher Mark Gear

After such amazing conditions this season and due to increased popularity of courses, there will be 24 off piste performance courses on the programme for next winter.

Full 5 day courses and short weekend courses will run throughout the season again from early December - late April for intermediate, advanced and expert levels.  2013/2014 off piste ski course dates

Bookings are coming in already for next winter so it's recommended to book early to ensure your place and receive a 10% early booker discount. Book a course before the 1st of August to receive a 10% discount. Book a course

looking forward to skiing with you again soon!

Mark Gear

Tel: +33 (0) 679 630 573 Email: info@allmountainperformance.com

Ski the whole mountain with control versatility and expression!

 

 

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Freeride ski courses Chamonix

Off piste ski courses

Off piste ski courses

Learn to freeski the whole mountain with control, versatility & expression!

Freeride ski courses for off piste skiing in Chamonix. We have 3 different course levels available for intermediate, advanced and expert level skiers. Private ski coaching is also available at times throughout the winter.

Our freeride ski courses run from early December - late April in Chamonix, France.  All ski courses are run by top level UK ski instructor and x freeride & alpine competitor Mark Gear.  

Receive professional ski coaching and helpful HD video feedback over a full 5 day ski course or a shorter 2 day weekend course.

To read more about each level course please Click the links below.

  Intermediate ski courses          

  Advanced ski courses          

  Expert ski courses

 

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Ski Courses

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About our ski courses

We run 3 different levels for all mountain, Off piste ski courses.  Intermediate, Advanced and Expert courses are available throughout the season. You can choose to do a 5 day ski course or a 2 day weekend skiing course.

Off piste ski courses include: 

  • Full days of coaching & guiding with ski lift priority. Typical skiing time is 9 -12 then 12:40 - 4pm
  • Daily video feedback after skiing 4pm - 4:45pm, Weather permiting.
  • Private Minibus transport for skiing. Your ski coach will pick you up at your accommodation in Chamonix and drop you off each day.

With a maximum of 6 people per group for lots of individual feedback, your skiing will be developed in a variety of conditions and terrain on and off-piste, maximizing your ability to ski the whole mountain. Master your off-piste skiing, learn to feel ultimate control on steeps, gullies & couloirs.  During the course, you will benefit from world-class ski coaching and video feedback by some of the best ski instructors in the business.

 Our skiing level finder is a great way to help you choose the right skiing course.

 

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Ski courses in Chamonix with elite British ski instructor Mark Gear.

Intensive Ski Courses

 

Our all mountain ski courses run throughout the season in Chamonix for intermediate, advanced & expert skiers. Try a five day intensive ski course, or a shorter 2 day weekend course.

 

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Ski tips for skiing powder

 

Off piste ski tips for skiing deep powder by top level off piste ski instructor Mark Gear.

Learning how to ski off piste in deep powder snow can make fairly accomplished groomed run skiers feel somewhat like beginers again. 

The following off piste skiing tips will help you cut through the frustration quicker and help you on your way to skiing deep powder snow with the flow and comfort you would like to feel.

 

 

Off Piste Ski Tip # 1 - Deep Powder Snow

Use a two footed platform of pressure

Aim to push both skis into the snow when intitiating your turns, this will help distribute pressure onto both skis which provides a more predictable feeling with the skis when deep in the snow.  This is because snow creates resistance around the skis.  The deeper the skis are in the snow, the more snow resistance is felt by the skier around the skis. By pushing both skis into the snow with a more equal distribution of pressure, the snow resistance around each ski also becomes more equal, thus making it much easier for the skier to make both skis do the same thing at the same time.

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Off Piste Ski Tip # 2 - Deep Powder Snow

Make smooth shaped turns

Go for smooth fluid movements and turns with a smooth, curved shape.  This will encourage a more fluid off piste skiing run.  Any abrupt movements or turns will have an abrupt effect on your balance.  Smooth turns and a good rhythm are essential for a fluid powder skiing run.

 

Off Piste Ski Tip # 3 - Deep Powder Snow

Push the heels downwards

Not to be confused with leaning back!  Dont lean back!

In very deep snow, we should aim to push the heels downwards a little to help keep the ski tips up out of the snow.  This movement is very subtle, but very effective.  It WILL stop the feeling of the ski tips wanting to dive deep into the powder snow which is oftern followed by the well known forward face plant.  This movement of pushing the heels down also allows the skier to maintain a relativley centered balance point along the skis length, which is far more comfortable than leaning back.

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Off Piste Ski Tip # 4 - Deep Powder Snow

Remember to pole plant

Smooth, coordinated and well timed pole plants are a very important part to off piste and powder skiing. This will help you to build fluidity and rhythm into your run.  The pole plant also helps for commiting to the turn and helps the skier move the body forwards and in the direction of the new turn.

 

 

Off piste ski tips by elite ski instructor Mark Gear.

 

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Powder skiing courses in Chamonix

 

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Learn to ski powder and other off piste conditions with All Mountain Performance.

We offer off piste performance courses for intermediate, advanced and expert skiers. So whether you are a looking to learn to ski powder & off piste for the first time or already skiing through the deep powder, we have 2 and 5 day development courses to suit your needs.

Based in Chamonix Mont blanc at the heart of the French alps, we run off piste ski courses all season long. We are also available for private coaching if you would prefer even more personal attention. 

Receive world-class ski coaching in small groups by some of the best ski instructors in the business.  We also use daily video feedback to help further your progress.

 

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Powder skiing courses and off piste ski courses in Chamonix France.

 

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