At: Serre Chevalier, France
Serre Chevalier Freeride week
Serre Chevalier Freeride week combines off piste coaching with exciting descents – aimed at strong off piste skiers the week will help you ski steeper, deeper & faster with more control!
From our hotel base in Serre Chevalier we will have easy access to this extensive ski area stretching all the way from Briançon up to Monetier-les-Bains, as well as a selection of other great ski areas close at hand. The week will be ‘gravity-assisted’ – we will make maximum use of the lift systems to access the skiing, with some walking/boot-packing or skating to access or exit the best descents.
The Ski areas
Serre Chevalier: ‘Serre Che’ has a multitude of off piste possibilities with some fantastic long descents and has the bonus feature of great tree skiing for stormy days. Classic descents include the Prorel, Balme Couloir, Cucumelle, Grand Tabuc and many more…
Puy St Vincent: A hidden gem family resort lying South of Briançon which has some great off piste including the classic Col du Bal descent.
Via Lattea: Montgenevre, Claviere, Sestriere and more – a huge interlinked area with great access to some fantastic off piste descents (not to mention the great food and coffee!). The Via Lattea benefits from lying right on the spine of the Alps, meaning it catches snow both from Westerly weather systems as well as from the ‘Retour d”Est’ which can put down huge amounts of snow on the Italian side of the ridge!
Queyras: St Véran and Abriès are hidden gems way off the beaten track up in the Queyras range – small lift systems accessing brilliant terrain – on their day they are very hard to beat.
La Grave: Needs no introduction – an off piste mecca with long descents in a wild setting (and the most characterful lift in France).
For confident off piste skiers looking to push their limits. You should be happy skiing on slopes up to 40 degrees in good conditions.
7 nights half-board accommodation, 6 days instruction (Sun – Frid)
Travel to course base, lift pass, lunch, insurance, ski equipment. Avalanche equipment hire is available on request at reduced rates.