Off Piste Skiing and Snowboarding is very dear to us at Avoriaz Alpine Ski School. We love the backcountry and we love sharing it with people. It's great to have increasing participation in this sport - to have more people enjoying natural environments. But it's essential for people to have easy access to the vital education which people need to go off piste safely.
There's no substitute to real world, on-snow training courses in the mountains (we can help you with these here). But there is also a lot of preparation and theory you can do ahead of time so that you are more informed when you get to the mountains. Check out the video for what all off piste skiers and snowboarders should know about:
If you are interested in furthering your education in Off Piste Safety and Avalanche Awareness, find out more information here and sign up for the full course release in December 2023.
Arguably the most important skillset for off-piste skiers and snowboarders. TERRAIN ANALYSIS is your most reliable and valuable tool to avoid avalanches and score good conditions. Here's 6 important features to look out for and a memory aid to help you check through them when you are choosing where to go.