Intro to Freeride
18th - 22nd January.
This course is for snowboarders who have ridden a small amount of powder between the pistes and want to experience more of this. We will start by looking at the technical aspects of riding off-piste on gentle open faces.
We will discuss all the safety aspects of riding off-piste, including carrying out a transceiver search. Once comfortable riding off-piste we will explore some slightly steeper slopes and venture into the backcountry including a day split boarding.
8th - 12th March.
This course is for the riders looking to push their off-piste riding, we will ride steeper slopes, narrow couloirs and technical descents. Focusing on the technical aspect of your riding and the tactical decisions needed to ride these slopes.
Throughout the week we will discuss the safety aspects of riding these descents including how to carry out transceiver searches.
We will have a mixture of riding straight into lines, boot packing and split boarding during the week allowing us to access some of the amazing backcountry of the 'Espace Killy'
Our meeting point will be in front of the Maison de Tignes near the bottom of the Palafour chairlift.
From here we will explore the incredible terrain of the 'Espace Killy' riding the best snow in and around resort.
5 full days of professional coaching/guiding
Avalanche safety equipment
Avalanche awareness and search procedures
Two day Splitboard Rental
Small group (maximum 6)
40% off rental equipment
Discount on resort transfers
Accommodation if required (extra cost)
Travel to and from resort
To be confirmed
You will need to get yourself to Tignes to start the course on the morning of the 18th December or 8th March.
The course will run for 5 full days 9.15 am - 4 pm.
We will then finish at 4pm on Friday the 22nd December or 12th March.