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Backcountry

Backcountry

A week (5 days, Mon-Fri) of guided backcountry riding and coaching in Gressonney, Italy. January is a great time to ride - quiet lifts, empty slopes and usually great snow.

Gressonney is a mega-scale freeride resort that has mostly remained off the radar. Gressonney itself is lift-linked into the neighbouring valleys of Champoluc and Alagna. Minimal pistes mean that the 3 linked valleys have a huge amount of accessible freeride terrain, ranging from tree riding around the 1600m base station to a top lift at over 3200m.

Affordable Italian hospitality and the best coffee in the Alps is just a bonus!

Backcountry

Backcountry

A week (5 days, Mon-Fri) of guided backcountry riding and coaching in Sainte Foy. January is a great time to ride - quiet lifts, empty slopes and usually great snow.

Sainte Foy is a legendary freeride paradise - a great snow record and superb lift-accessed terrain are combined with quiet slopes where the fresh snow lies untouched much longer than in the mega-resorts. Tignes, Val d'Isere and Les Arcs are also right on the doorstep, giving a huge choice of terrain around the valley.

Backcountry Intro

Backcountry Intro

A week (5 days, Mon-Fri) of guided backcountry riding and coaching in Sainte Foy. Our BC Intro weeks are aimed at riders who are experienced snowboarders, but have little or no experience outside the marked runs. The week will include extra coaching on both snowboard technique and backcountry safety in order to help you comfortably make the transition from on-piste to off-piste rider.

The focus will still be very strongly on doing as much riding as possible, with coaching mixed-in as required depending on the weather, conditions and the level of the group.

Sainte Foy is a legendary freeride paradise - a great snow record and superb lift-accessed terrain are combined with quiet slopes where the fresh snow lies untouched much longer than in the mega-resorts. Tignes, Val d'Isere and Les Arcs are also right on the doorstep, giving a huge choice of terrain around the valley.

Backcountry Prep Camp

Backcountry Prep Camp

A long weekend of training to develop the skills required for independent backcountry riding.

Skills covered will included avalanche awareness and safe travel, navigation and mountain safety, riding technique and splitboard touring.

The goal will be to spend as much time snowboarding as possible, with coaching sessions on the hill supplemented with evening learning to maximise mountain time.

​Price is course only, plenty of accommodation options are available. We recommend Dragon Lodge. Riding days are Sat, Sun & Mon 4th - 6th December.

Pre-Season Shred

Pre-Season Shred

3 days of turbo-charged pre-season shredding with a like-minded crew! A mix of coaching, freeriding, freestyle and just fun, flat-out shredding. Combinable with the Backcountry Prep trip for a full week of riding.

Splitboard Freeride

Splitboard Freeride

A week (5 days, Mon-Fri) of guided backcountry riding and coaching in the little-known resort of Areches-Beaufort. January is a great time to ride - quiet lifts, empty slopes and usually great snow. This week is a splitboard freeride week, meaning that we will ride splits most days, but always with the aim of riding the best snow. If there's powder next to the piste, that's what we'll ride! Some days will involve big tours, others mostly short skins / hikes to get as many fresh lines as possible.

Areches was my favourite riding destination before I moved to the Alps permanently. It has the same perfect combination of great terrain and minimal crowds as Sainte Foy, with the bonus of a bigger lift system and the legendary Beaufortain micro-climate. One of the first mountain ranges encountered by westerly storms, the weather systems slow as they hit the nearby bulk of Mont Blanc and dump huge amounts of snow in the Beaufortain - often twice as much as in the Tarentaise or the Portes du Soleil.

Half-board Hotel accommodation included.

Spring Splitboard Touring

Spring Splitboard Touring

3 days of guided splitboarding over a long weekend. Spring touring is the best; big blue skies, long days and always great snow still to be found for those who go a little further. Tignes and Val d'Isere will both still be fully open, so there is a huge amount of high-altitude terrain to play with. Riding days will be Saturday, Sunday & Monday 22-24th.

​Price is course only, plenty of accommodation options are available. We recommend Dragon Lodge.