Qualifications:

BASI International Ski Teacher Diploma
BASI Trainer/Examiner
Full French Equivalence
International Mountain Leader´╗┐´╗┐

Major descents:

First descents of 1200m+ lines in Gibbs Fjord, Baffin Island

First descents in Watkins Mtns, E.Greenland + 2nd complete descent of SW ridge of Gunnbjorn Fjeld (3693m)
First descents in Valhalla region of Central Chugach, Alaska
Steep descents in the Alps include:
Couloir de Italiens, N Face, Grande Casse (5.4)
N Face, Col des Courtes (5.3)
E Face, Dent Parrachee (5.3)
N Face, Pierre Pointe (5.3)
Couloir Chevalier, Petite Aig. Verte (5.3)

About Offpisteskiing

Offpisteskiing.com is run by Simon Christy and based in Bozel, in the heart of the Vanoise area of France, a stone's throw from the incredible 3 Valleys and Paradiski lift systems.

With 22 seasons in the ski coaching business in Scotland, France, Italy, Switzerland, USA and New Zealand working with all levels from absolute beginner to ski instructor you can be assured of a quality service designed to suit your specific needs.

We specialise in off-piste skiing and ski-mountaineering with experience throughout the European Alps and as far afield as Morocco, Norway, Alaska, Kyrgyzstan and Greenland.

About Simon

Simon first strapped on skis at the age of eight and has been skiing ever since... Now holding the BASI International Ski Teacher Diploma as well as full French Equivalence (mandatory to work independently in France), Simon also works as a Trainer & Examiner for BASI, delivering alpine & mountain safety courses to trainee instructors.

 

With a mountaineering background Simon has spent a lot of time coaching aspirant and fully qualified Mountain Guides but is equally happy introducing skiers to the backcountry for the first time. Simon is also a UIMLA-qualified International Mountain Leader.