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NEW Off Piste Intro Course – Morzine, Avoriaz

NEW Off Piste Intro Course – Morzine, Avoriaz - Description

This course is designed to open your riding up to the fun and exhilarating world of off piste snowboarding.

The Off Piste Intro Course, based in Morzine / Avoriaz, is ideal for anyone looking for a new snowboarding challenge and wishing to get a more whole mountain experience from your time on the snow. The course is run off piste for the full duration, taking you on adventures into new and untouched freeride terrain to ride the best snow available.

The Off-Piste Intro Course is available in the following formats:

  • 2 half days
  • 5 full days

The huge expanse of the Portes du Soleil, including the ski areas of Morzine and Avoriaz, is the perfect location for this off piste course. There is a huge variety in off piste terrain covered over this vast area which includes 12 different ski areas in both France and Switerland. The ski area has everything from wide open powder bowls to tree-lined descents and then plenty of more challenging runs as soon as you are ready to step up the pace! Where you ride during the course will depend on conditions at the time, but expect to experience a few of Avoriaz & Portes du Soleil’s breathtaking classic off-piste itineraries.

We will advance your technical riding giving you the techniques to snowboard confidently off piste. You will master a new set of skills, enabling you to keep your riding fluid and controlled as the terrain gets steeper and bumpier and when snow conditions are less than ideal. We will also teach you about the safety issues associated with riding off piste, including avalanche search & rescue training.

Our courses are run with a maximum of 6 in a group so that everyone receives excellent individual attention as well as maximising snowboarding time, with minimal waiting and a safer experience in an off piste environment.

This is an intensive instructional snowboard course aimed at teaching you the techniques to confidently ride the whole mountain and discover the exciting challenges that lie off piste. The course is a blend of off-piste instruction and mountain safety training combined with fantastic riding throughout the week that guarantees an informative, educational and mega fun time. The course content is significantly condensed in the 2 x half day option.


The Off-Piste Intro course is available in the following formats:

  • 2 half days of off-piste guiding & tuition
  • 5 full days of off-piste guiding & tuition


Group size: Max 6 (min 4)


This course is fantastic introduction to the world of off piste snowboarding. You will develop off-piste riding techniques and skills as well as gain knowledge of mountain safety and awareness. The vast area of the Portes De Soleil is the perfect location with a wide variety of backcountry terrain and outstanding off piste itineraries spread over France and Switzerland.

Is this for me?

You are confident riding all pisted terrain, including red and black runs as well as able to tackle some ice and bumps (albeit, sometimes without much style). You have limited experience off piste, perhaps having ventured off the sides of the pistes within a resort. You wish to advance your riding in this direction, learning to ride powder with confidence as well as being able to deal with a variety of snow conditions and terrain types.

This course will take you off piste for a full week, opening your riding up to the vast scope of backcountry snowboarding. As well as starting to explore & exciting new terrain, you will progress your riding and learn about the safety aspects of off piste snowboarding.


The content of this course will vary depending on whether you are joining us for 2 half days or the 5 full day course. The content of the shorter course is significantly reduced.

5 FULL DAYS of off piste guiding

Day 1: Warm up day with an introduction to off piste snowboard technical riding, mountain safety skills & avalanche training

Day 2: Off-Piste freeride day with a focus on progressing your riding technique across various off piste terrain types and snow conditions

Day 3: Off-Piste freeride day with further development of mountain safety skills and avalanche training

Day 4: Off-Piste freeride day

Day 5: Off-Piste freeride day


The exact itinerary of the week remains flexible to allow for variations with the weather and snow conditions.

Whats included

  • Off-piste guiding & tuition
  • Avalanche awareness, search & rescue training*

    * Reduced content during 2 x half day course

  • Video coaching*

    * Reduced content during 2 x half day course

Whats not included

  • Accommodation

    We can help you organise

  • Ski pass
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal snowboarding equipment
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