Off Piste & Backcountry Guiding

Private and group off-piste guiding & tuition
 
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Off-Piste & Backcountry in Portes du Soleil

 

MINT Snowboarding offer a wide range of private and group off piste snowboard guiding & tuition in Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets & Chatel.

Are you a strong intermediate or advanced level rider wishing to venture off piste or into the backcountry of the Portes du Soleil? There is an abundance of terrain in the Portes du Soleil available for you to explore. From classic off piste itineraries, such as the Vallée de la Manche taking you from the height of Avoriaz down to Morzine, right through to our own secret spots… the area has so much to offer. Our team have the skills and knowledge to guide you safely off piste. Join us to ride the best powder and have a snowboarding adventure.

Group Courses Include:

 

Avalanche Safety & Awareness

Contact team Mint for specific dates – Courses run throughout the season

Aimed at those who wish to learn more about off-piste safety and receive avalanche search & rescue training. We will look at where the risks lie & why, how they can be avoided and what to do in event of an avalanche. This is an educational session providing you with knowledge to help you stay safe when riding off piste.

  • Group size: Max 6 (Min 4)
  • Price: 3hr session = 80€

 

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Off-Piste Intro

Contact team Mint for specific dates – Courses run throughout the season

Riding off-piste is much more challenging that cruising down a perfectly groomed piste. It requires you to master a new set of skills in order to keep your riding fluid and controlled as the terrain gets steeper and bumpier and when snow conditions are less than ideal. This course aims to take your riding to the next level, allowing you to make the most of the natural terrain. As well as this benefit from 2 half days of backcountry snowboard guiding to the best spots for the current conditions.

Where you go for the course depends on conditions at the time, but expect to experience a few of Avoriaz & Portes du Soleil breathtaking classic off-piste itineries.

  • Group size: Max 6 (Min 4)
  • Price: 2 Days (2 x 3hrs) = 160€

 

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Backcountry Snowboard Course

29th January – 2nd February 2018

The backcountry course runs for 5 full days and is aimed at advanced level riders looking to explore the more challenging terrain the Portes du Soleil has to offer…

This course is fast paced and will take you to secret powder spots, tight tree lines, and steep, lesser known couloirs. The aim is to pack in as much riding as possible with a combination of lift accessed routes and hiking out to adventurous backcountry lines.

Check here for more info on the Backcountry Snowboard Course.

 


Off-Piste Freeride Course

5th – 9th February 2018

The course will allow you to explore the endless possibilities offered by the mountain’s natural terrain in the huge expanse of the Portes du Soleil. The course is run off-piste for the full week, ensuring you enjoy daily adventures into new and untouched terrain.

During the week we will advance your technical riding ability by teaching you the skills and techniques required off-piste; on natural terrain and in varying snow conditions.

Check here for info on the Off-Piste Freeride Course.

 


Splitboard Intro Course

5th – 9th March 2018

The aim of this course is to introduce you to splitboarding and give you access to vast areas of the mountain which hiking on its own cannot achieve. There will be a mix of splitboarding and some traditional backcountry riding.

Over the five days we will teach you splitboard touring techniques & skills, how to access terrain safely via safe lines of ascent / descent and mountain safety awareness.

Check here for info on the Splitboarding Intro Course.

 


Splitboard Freeride Course

26th – 30th March 2018

This course is a mix of splitboarding and traditional backcountry riding and aimed at those of you who have previous splitboard & backcountry experience.

On this course you will summit peaks deep in the backcountry and far from the ski areas. Ascents will be longer than on the splitboard intro course.

For more info click here.

 

We also offer Private Splitboard Guiding for experienced splitboarders wanting to reach new lines and hunt out the best snow in Morzine and the Portes du Soleil.

 

Safety equipment (transceiver, shovel & probe) is required for all the above sessions. Mint has sets for rent if needed

 

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"David was superb, super friendly and very encouraging. He took us on a backcountry adventure we will never forget! "

Ian
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