Aimed at accomplished riders, this weekly seasonnaires' off-piste explorer course 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.
Freeride: This off-piste explorer course is a programme designed to make 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.
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, the off-piste explorer 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.
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:
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« Freestyle Snowboard Programme |