Backcountry Intro L1


Destination: Chamonix

Tinderbox Ski Schools introduction to the fine art of backcountry skiing and a taste of the requirements to safely access and explore skiing in its purist form. This 3 day program looks at technique and tactics to help you better manage the changing terrain and snow conditions, using the terrain to your advantage instead of fighting against it. Exploring Chamonix's famous backcountry we'll introduce you to some of its secret stashes and classic off-piste descents. The intro course is ideal for anyone coming off our All Mountain Courses, and is a great introduction to the equipment, techniques and tactics used in the backcountry. Mountain and avalanche safety becomes an integral part of backcountry skiing. This training comes as standard in this fun weekend of touring, hiking and adventure. Backcountry ski touring in Chamonix, Italy and Switzerland.

The course:

Once on the slopes one of our fully trained instructors or guides will run through a saftey breifing including how to use your avalanche safety equipment (which can be hired in Chamoinx). The first day will be spent close to the resort skiing from the lifts and making the most of the amazing 'Side-country' Chamonix has to offer whilst refreshing your technique. The next two days will be spent skiing a mixture of lift acessed 'Side-country' and backcoutry terrain from one of Chamonix's famous resort stations. Depending on the weather and conditions we have a huge choice of skiing both in the Chamonix valley and the surounding resorts including Italy and Switzerland.

A typical backcountry skiing day out with Tinderbox Ski School would include lots of guided skiing, short technical sessions and plenty of time to ski!

Date: 30-03-2014

Skiing Ability: Intermediate to advanced

Group Size: 6

3 day breakdown:

  • Day 1: Avalanche safety skills and skiing technique, route and terrain
  • Day 2: Off-piste skiing and ski touring technique, backcountry tour
  • Day 3: Backcountry touring day

Its important to get the most from our courses so we aim to run well matched ability groups, if your're not to sure what course would suit you best please take a look at the ability guide or drop us a line.

Private BC days are always available.


  • 3 days guiding and instruction from fully qualified British ski teacher or mountain guide

Not Included:

  • Lift Pass
  • Accommodation
  • Flights (Geneva)
  • Resort transfers
  • Skiing insurance
  • Skiing equipment