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If you're interested in starting off piste skiing around the resorts and are keen to learn technique, so that you can enjoy backcountry skiing away from the resorts – then our level 1 Discover Ski Touring in Aosta Valley in Italy and skills course is designed for you!.
Aimed to teach off piste skiers who want to get into backcountry skiing and touring, the course is run by an IFMGA Mountain Guide; so you get the benefit of the same guide all days, to learn your ski technique, enjoy great descents and learn essential skills for backcountry travel and safety.
The key focus of this four days is to learn your ski ability in varied off piste snow conditions and different types of terrain, so we'll be working on this every day. In order to travel safely in backcountry terrain, we’ll also teach you how to use ski touring equipment and essential avalanche safety skills
✓ To give the skills and experience to step up from skiing on piste to skiing off piste around resort, to joining backcountry ski groups and ski touring trips. Coaching and training sessions are always incorporated into ‘real’ days out skiing, with a mix of structured coaching, off piste practice and introductory ski tours – so that you get the maximum range of experience and enjoy great four days skiing.
Four days in the mountain
Fitness level required
€ 880 per person.
$USD 938 per person
£ 767 per person
✓ Services of an Mountain Guide
✓ All transfers as shown in the program
✓ The cablecars tickets as shown in the program
✗ Transfer from/to airport,
✗ Anything not specified
NB Trip is confirmed from 4 peoples.
Your guide will run through safety routines and kit checks, as well as hand out rental equipment for the week, before we go on to a detailed discussion of everyones ambitions for the week, together with the current weather and mountain conditions and how these affect our planning. We’ll also have maps and guidebooks to show you, so if you’ve any further questions or last minute requests, then this is the ideal time to bring them up before we head on to dinner.
We start with some warm up runs, so you can find your ski legs and we can take a look at your current skiing, then move into coaching and improving on a variety of core ski techniques.
We’ll choose terrain appropriate to the level of the group, so that nobody struggles and everyone has the time to practice, ask questions and work on their skills. Some time will be spent to learn to use avalanche transceivers
During the day we’ll pause for the odd coffee break and at lunchtime.
The days incorporate daily ski technique coaching and backcountry skills sessions. We tailor each week to the group, making best use of current weather and snow conditions – ski venues are approximately 10 minutes to 1 hours drive from your hotel.
After a night of well-deserved rest, departure from Courmayeur for your destination.