Off Piste Lessons and Camps

Verbier off piste ski lessons

Skiing Off-piste in Verbier

Off piste is the Holy Grail of skiing – leaving the marked trails and exploring the mountain. But the technique to get you down the slope and the skills to keep you safe are vital. And trickier than you might think…

Verbier is famous for it’s terrain and we have some of the best lift-accessed off piste skiing in the world. From well known runs off piste descents to secret powder stashes, we can help you explore even more of the mountain.

So we run off-piste lessons that can introduce novices to off-piste as well as take the experienced skier to terrain where they can test their technique to the limit. There are very strict laws in Switzerland about what qualifications are required and where you can go, to find out a little more you can read this blog about the Swiss Brevet Federal qualification.

We offer Private Off-piste Lessons throughout the season, and also Off-piste camps during certain weeks and weekends. So read on to find out more…

Private Off-piste Lessons

Our team of expert and experienced ski instructors can not only take you away from the pistes and into the amazing freeride terrain of Verbier, but they can also introduce you to the skills and techniques required when you venture into the off-piste as well as the safety aspects that are so critical in the off-piste environment.

So whether you want to make your first turns in powder, learn about ski touring or head to the explore the backcountry, our team of experts can help you have the best possible time in the off-piste.

Private Off-piste Lesson Prices:

All DAY

PEAK SEASON*
600 chf
LOW SEASON
550 chf

3 HOUR

PEAK SEASON*
340 chf
LOW SEASON
300 chf

4 HOUR

PEAK SEASON*
410 chf
LOW SEASON
380 chf

 

* Peak season dates 2018 – 2019

Christmas New Year: 22nd December – 6th January
Half term: 11th – 24th Feb
Easter: 30th March – 14th April

 

Afternoon discounts:

We sometimes offer a 10% discount on afternoon lessons – just ask when you get in touch

 

Off-Piste Camps

It’s time to take your technique to the next level…

Our camps give you a brilliant way to learn off-piste techniques and develop your skills in a group environment. Our Camps are aimed at skiers looking to make their first few proper off piste turns, as well as more experienced backcountry skiers who want to work on technique and develop their mountain knowledge and hone their safety skills.

Off-piste Camp Dates:

WEEK-LONG CAMPS 2018/19:

750 chf

28 Jan – 1 Feb

4 Feb – 8 Feb

25 Feb – 1 Mar

 

 

OUR COURSES INCLUDE:

FIVE DAYS OF OFF-PISTE COACHING*
AVALANCHE SAFETY TRAINING
MAXIMUM OF SIX IN A GROUP

*Depending on the number in your group, the ski day will be as follows:

3 TO 6 SKIERS: ALL DAY (9AM – 4PM)

2 SKIERS: 4 HOURS

1 SKIER: 3 HOURS

 

OUR CAMP LEVELS:

Introduction:
You are comfortable on all pistes and can deal with moguls, itineraries and ice without problems. You are new to skiing off-piste or maybe have dabbled just off the sides of the piste. Your aim to to ski cruisey off-piste powder snow with confidence and link turns off-piste in different terrain.

Intermediate:
You have at least two weeks of off piste skiing under your belt, and can link turns together in a variety of terrain with control and confidence. You would like to improve your skiing in variable and powder snow as well as tackling steeper and more challenging terrain, including some tree skiing and couloirs. This level may include ski touring depending on snow conditions.

 

Safety equipment is mandatory. Avalanche training will be covered on both levels.

 

 
 

Need some advice?

If you’re not sure which private ski lessons or ski camp is right for you or your family just get in touch – we’d be very happy to chat about your options and make sure you get the best possible combination of lessons.

Verbier off piste ski lessons