The Backcountry Explorer is our top of the line backcountry skiing course. Our aim is to find the best snow and the best lines possible. We might well need to take a short hike from the lift or ski tour to find the best descents and the most adventure. The Explorer course does requires greater levels of fitness and higher levels of skill in all aspects of backcountry travel. It's a great follow up course from the 'Intro' pushing your technique and mountain skills to new higher levels. We'll take you to some of Chamonix's best spots and lesser known stashes on a mission for the steep and the deep. Searching out those steep slopes, couloirs and powder descents that Chamonix is so famous for. The level of fitness and technique required for this course is above average with long days out in the backcountry. Please make sure you've prepared for this course, bring fresh legs and a full bottle.
We recommend taking part in the 'avalanche awareness' courses before booking.
A typical out on a Backcountry Explorer course with Tinderbox Ski School would include lots of guided skiing, short technical sessions and plenty of time to practice. "SKI TO LEARN".
Skiing Ability: Advanced to Expert
Group Size: 4
5 day breakdown:
- Day 1: Your adventure starts with a full safety breifing including backcountry avalanche safety skills. The first day will be spent ot skiing in the Chamonix area, refreshing backcountry technique.
- Day 2: Backcountry skiing in Mont Blanc area, lift access, hiking and ski touring
- Day 3: Backcountry skiing in Mont Blanc area, lift access, hiking and ski touring
- Day 4: Backcountry skiing in Mont Blanc area, lift access, hiking and ski touring
- Day 5: Backcountry skiing in Mont Blanc area, lift access, hiking and ski touring
Backcountry ski tours in Mont Blanc area, Italy and Switzerland.
Options are also available for Heli-skiing drops at an extra cost.
- 5 days guiding and instruction from qualified British ski teacher and K2/Mountainharwear pro freeskier Chris Fecher
- Lift Pass
- Flights (Geneva)
- Resort transfers
- Skiing insurance (make sure your covered)
- Skiing equipment