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Off Piste Guiding & Ski Touring in Chamonix, St gervais, Megeve, Les Contamines

Off Piste Guiding & Adventures

It is the most incredible sensation, skiing fresh untouched powder. Your skis silently turning through soft fluffy powder. If you are an intermediate, or advanced skier or snowboarder keen to get off the beaten track. Join us for an off piste adventure. We offer private off piste guiding, off piste skills groups, and alpine touring groups in Chamonix, St Gervais, Megeve, Les Contamines, and Flaine. Naturally we can run private lessons & guiding of everything we offer, just choose any green date in the booking calendar. For group sessions look for blue dates in the booking calendar

We recommend skiing on appropriate skis during any of our off piste skiing sessions in Chamonix, St Gervais, Megeve, Les Contamines, and Flaine. Use a ski that is 85mm wide underfoot (or greater), and is as long as you are tall (approximately +/- 3cm). Please avoid using short and narrow skis off piste, while they may feel lovely on piste, it will make things more difficult for you off piste. Avalanche safety equipment is required, except for the level 1 skills group. And can be hired from us, and most rental shops. If you need advice, let us know, we are here to help.

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Off Piste Adventures

Private guide & coach for 1 – 6 people. Our guided backcountry sessions offer a mixture of lift access & brief skinning (if desired), to access some of the incredible hidden off-piste descents that our mountains have to offer. Routes in Flaine, Les Carroz, Samoens, & Morillon are weather dependant and selected according to the prevailing conditions.

Ability: Intended for skiers that already have experience skiing off piste. To get the most from this session you should as a minimum, be able to link turns comfortably in soft un-groomed snow off-piste.

You’ll need transceiver, shovel, probe, and backpack (+water/food). If you would like to include skinning to access off piste routes please bring touring skis/binding, skins, and ski crampon.

Off Piste Skills 1

Focused on understanding how the skis work when moving through soft snow. Then getting to grips with adjusting the skills you currently use on piste, so that you can begin to move through varied snow conditions. Once we can starting moving off piste, we use short sections near to pisted runs. The aim is to be able to link a few turns together, off piste, in varied snow conditions. On gradients that work with your skill level, not against it.
After this, its time to enjoy practising and come back to us for level 2.

Duration: 5hrs (2x 2.5hr Sessions AM/PM)

1 Hour lunch break allowing for continued Q/A & feedback with your coach.

Chamonix: 22 Jan 2022
St Gervais: 29 Jan 2022

Off Piste Skills 2

If you’re already able to link turns off piste skiing in varied snow conditions, on gradients equivalent to blue terrain. Perhaps you would like to ski more of the available off piste mountain terrain around Chamonix, St Gervais, Megeve, Les Contamines, and Flaine? Here we will briefly re-cap how the skis perform in soft snow. Then we will start to refine your skills according to your performance requirements, and any goals you may have. This will be done through a mixture of drills on piste, and off piste. Drills and development are always particular to the individual. So in a group environment we may have some circuits going at this time. This allows individuals to progress at their own rate in a safe environment. Where appropriate we will scale the level of terrain being skied to your development and goals.

Duration: 5hrs (2x 2.5hr Sessions AM/PM)

1 Hour lunch break allowing for continued Q/A & feedback with your coach.

Chamonix: 29 Jan 2022
St Gervais: 30 Jan 2022



Alpine Ski Touring

Who needs lifts anyway!
Private guide & coach for 1 – 6 people, our guided ski touring days access areas you would not otherwise get to see and ski. Whether you have experience of ski touring or not, we guide and instruct according to your level of ability. Route selection is based on prevailing weather conditions and of course if you have any wishes for routes and terrain.

Ability: Skiers that already have some experience skiing off piste.

Equipment: Ski touring skis/binding, skins, ski crampon, transceiver, shovel, probe, and backpack (+water/food).

Duration: 09:00 – 16:00

Guided Backcountry

Private guide & coach for 1 – 6 people, our guided backcountry days offer a mixture of lift access & brief skinning (if appropriate) to access some of the incredible hidden off-piste descents that our mountains have to offer. Routes in Chamonix, St Gervais, Megeve, Les Contamines, and Flaine are weather dependant and selected according to the prevailing conditions.

Ability: Intended for skiers that already have experience skiing off piste. To get the most from this session you should as a minimum, be able to link turns comfortably in soft un-groomed snow off-piste.

You’ll need transceiver, shovel, probe, and backpack (+water/food). If you would like to include skinning to access off piste routes please bring touring skis/binding, skins, and ski crampon.

Duration: 09:00 – 16:00

Private or Groups

If you cant see what you want, whether you would like to join a group or set up a private version of one of our groups. Simply let us know by email (or phone) and we’ll set it up. info@freedomsnowsports.com

You can of course book a private lesson and use the session for any purpose. Even it that is one of our guided groups, or off piste skiing & snowboarding groups in Chamonix, St Gervais, Megeve, Les Contamines, and Flaine. Just let us know in the notes field when you book your private lesson online.

Private guided ski touring, and 4×4 ski safaris are available every day from the 15th December. If you would like to join or share in a public communal group, please contact us. info@freedomsnowsports.com


Alpine Touring FAQ

Fitness for ski touring? You dont need to be super fit, you just need to be comfortable spending a few hours hill walking at a relaxed pace.

Skill level? You dont need to be a high performing skier. If you are a skier that can comfortably ski most pistes, and can can ski un-groomed snow at the side of the pistes. You have enough skill to join us for some ski touring.

Equipment? You will need: ski touring skis/binding, skins, ski crampon, transceiver, shovel, probe, and rucksack (Don’t worry, when sessions start we will carry out a kit check and briefing). Alpine touring equipment can be rented as a “ski randonnee” or “ski touring” package from good ski rental shops. For example at following shops:

Chamonix Almost all shops!

St Gervais GoSport

Megeve Sport 2000

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Megeve, St Gervais, Les Contamines

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