Backcountry Prep Camp
2 December 2023
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 2nd - 4th December.
3 days of riding on Saturday 2nd, Sunday and Monday. Combine with the pre-season shred for a full week of riding!
Tignes is a mega resort, with transfer options available from Geneva, Lyon, Chambery and Grenoble airports. The early-season dates can sometimes be tricky, let me know and I can advise further.
This course is for intermediate and up level riders with some backcountry experience. You should have at least 8-10 weeks riding experience and have at least some experience of enjoying turns in off-piste conditions.
You should have a reasonable level of fitness as we will very likely do some hiking during the week in order to find fresh lines. Usually about 1hr or 300m maximum.
Standard snowboard gear. Avalanche safety equipment loan is included in the course price if you don't have your own. If we need snowshoe or splitboard gear, this can be rented locally.
additional costs (not included):
Travel, Accommodation, Meals, Lift Pass, Lunch & apres