Seasonnaire’s Freeride Explorer Programme

Aimed at accomplished riders, this weekly seasonnaires programme will introduce you to freeriding in one of the best spots in the world at an affordable price. Hit the backcountry in a safety-conscious approach to getting the goods.

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Freeride: This is all about making the most of what Chamonix is famous for-its mountains. Hike to spots, explore the terrain and head out into the backcountry with a qualified instructor who can show you the ropes, where to go when and how to read tell-tale danger signs.

A continuous development course aimed at exploring the easily accessible mid-mountain Freeride spots of the Chamonix Valley, designed for seasonnaires and experienced riders.

Experience Level Required: ‘Advanced‘ with lots of variable snow riding experience, right up to ‘Expert‘.

Check our Level Finder for more definitions.

As a general guide, participants must be able to ride moguls in control.

In the same vein as the Continuous Freestyle Development Programme, this course is going to run on one half-day per week, all season long. Whole days are also a possibility if needed (touring days) and a minimum number of participants is required for it to run- this is to keep the costs down for those taking part.

Communication about the venue, time and day: participants are asked to follow on Horsemouth Snowboarding on Facebook and join the What’s App group message.

What’s involved:

Off Piste Riding training and enjoyment

Backcountry Freestyle/Terrain reading

Avalanche awareness development (constant learning)


Touring (splitboarding/snowshoeing on certain days according to group)

Powder riding, gully blasting, lip bashing and probably bushwhacking


What you need:

Avalanche kit

Off-piste riding experience/skills. Can you ride moguls?

Fitness level 3-4

To be keen, committed and communicative

Have a sense of humour



Free induction/entry test

Cost: €40/person for half day (9-12 or 13-16:00)

Minimum 4 people committed, max 8

Full Day= €70

Example excursions: Hotel Face, Lavancher bowl, Off the Floria, Back of le Tour, Plan de l’Aiguille, Trient Valley, Les Possettes.

Touring (full days): Aiguillette de Houches, Col de Berard, Le Tour, Col de Floria, Pointe Pourrie, Lac Blanc, Les Contamines

Day Excursions: Courmayeur, Les Contamines, Verbier

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