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Unlock all the powder the mountain has to offer...

Let us teach you everything about Backcountry.

The backcountry intro week is a course designed to develop your technique and your mountain awareness in order to allow you to progress from the piste out into the wide-open spaces and deep snow of the backcountry.

We will spent the first part of the week developing your riding and training you in avalanche safety before we move on to riding bigger backcountry lines by the end of the week.

To have the riding level for this course, you should have completed at least 4-6 weeks of snowboarding and feel very comfortable on red terrain and black terrain.

What's included?

Course costs include:

  • 5 days of backcountry guiding

  • Loan of avalanche safety equipment if required

  • Avalanche safety training session

  • 7 nights chalet accommodation

  • Hot breakfast and 3-course dinner on 6 days of the week (buffet breakfast on our day off)

  • Bubbles and canapés on arrival

  • Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks

  • Afternoon tea & cake

  • Bed-linen, towels & slippers

  • Wireless internet access

  • 10% discount off ski/snowboard equipment hire from ZigZags


What's not included:

  • Hire of any other backcountry kit required e.g. snowshoes for boarders, board/ski carry backpack - all available locally if required

  • Split-boards

  • Heli-skiing/boarding

  • Airport transfers

  • Transfers from/to Bourg Saint Maurice bus/train station

  • Dinner on our night off

  • Lift passes

  • Insurance

  • Flights

  • Equipment hire