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Off Piste Performance Intro Ski Touring Weekend

February 9, 2019 - February 10, 2019

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This course is run by our friends at Off Piste Performance and will be run by IFMGA Mountain Guide, Rob Jarvis allowing a flexible programme for the 2 days. Our Introduction to Ski Touring will make best use of the prevailing snow and weather conditions, but is likely to include:

  • How to use skins, bindings and ski crampons effectively.
  • How to interpret avalanche and weather forecasts alongside actual mountain snow conditions and decide where to ski safe and good terrain accordingly.
  • How to become highly skilled in the use of your essential avalanche equipment.
  • How to ski on a glacier.
  • Basic navigation skills.

The course is based from the Chamonix Valley. It may be that you travel to other venues on a daily basis, depending on the current conditions. Possible venues are: Le Tour, Aiguilles Rouge, Les Contamines and the Aosta Valley in Italy.

Ski Touring Col de Balme
Ski Touring On The Swiss Side Of The Col de Balme, Le Tour / Trient


The most important pre-requisite for this course is that you are keen to try new things and prepared to have a go. Ideally you will have put in some mileage in the off-piste and be able to “cope” in the majority of off-piste conditions. This course is designed for those that have done no, or minimal, ski touring. It may be that you have done quite a bit of touring as part of a guided group, and are looking to develop your skills to tour as part of an unguided independent group. You should be physically fit and be able to cope with a full day on the hill, which may involve ascending for around 3 hours.

If you are not sure if its the course for you email giving more details of what you have done so far.

Group Size

Maximum 6 people


The course involves 2 full days, meeting around 8.30 /9am and finishing between 4 and 5pm.

Kit List

Click here to download a kit list.

Additional costs not included in price

  • Lift pass ( we recommend buying lift passes on a daily basis for this course)
  • Insurance (all clients must have their own insurance for skiing off-piste and ski touring))
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Equipment Hire (transceiver, shovel and probe are required for this course)
  • Travel
  • Transport

You can book direct with Off Piste Performance or equally with us via the link below.

Ski touring above Laggo d’Arpy with some great tracks coming off Mont Colmet Beyond


February 9, 2019
February 10, 2019


Chamonix, France + Google Map

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