At: Vanoise, France
With 5 days of off piste guiding & coaching we will aim to explore the best steep descents of the Vanoise area, from the classic to the hidden gem, with coaching ‘on-the-go’ as needed. Previous years’ highlights include the North face of Bellecote, North couloir of the Grand Perron, NE couloir of the Cheval Noir and of course the incredible Breche Portetta.
This week will feature a mix of ‘gravity-assisted’ skiing as well as skinning to access the best descents and for this week i will be joined by fellow BASI Instructor and UIMLA Mountain Leader Rob Watson.
Book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.
The Ski areas
Brides les Bains has a gondola link to Meribel, in the heart of the 3 Valleys, and offers easy road access to all the major Vanoise & Tarentaise resorts: Tignes, Val D’Isere, St Foy, La Plagne, Espace San Bernardino… This base gives us lots of scope to roam as far and wide as we need to seek out the best snow.
Please note: Due to an overlap with our Kyrgyzstan trip Rob Watson will kick off the week with one larger group (target of 6 max) – Simon will (travel obliging) be sharing coaching/guiding duties from the Wednesday onwards, when we will split into 2 smaller groups.
Accommodation is not included in the course fee however we can assist in making a reservation for you at our recommended hotel.
If you are confident in all conditions off piste and want to take your skiing to the next level then look no further! Steeper, deeper, more adrenaline; we’ll show you how to tackle the steeps, get the face shots and stick the drops.
5 days of coaching and guiding in a small group
Travel to course base, accommodation, lift passes, lunch, insurance, ski equipment.