Backcountry Ski Workshop

Meribel - Centre of The Three Valleys

24th February 2019 - 3rd March 2019 Meribel, France Catered

Course Overview

A week of backcountry guiding to explore the best of the Three Valleys in its prime!

At Ticket To Ride we are excited to launch our new backcountry skills week in the amazing Three Valleys. Aimed at advanced skiers looking to push themselves off-piste and discover new areas of the mountain and their own skiing. You will cover all aspects of backcountry safety including knowledge of avalanches and weather conditions, how to use a transceiver, probe and shovel in mock-rescue situations and where to find important safety information on the mountain.

There will also be loads of technical tuition in off-piste skiing and how to make the most of amazing snow conditions. You will be hunting out powder and floating down tree runs in no time!

What to Expect

  • 20 hours of backcountry ski tuition and guiding*
  • Very comfortable chalet accommodation in Meribel Mottaret with hot tub and sauna
  • Daily Cooked Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and 3 Course Dinner with Wine
  • Three Valleys Lift Pass
  • Return Transfer from Geneva at set times

*Subject to snow and weather conditions

Course Timeline

Here you'll find a week by week breakdown of your course.

  • Arrival Day

    1 Day

    Arrive at Geneva Airport before 3pm to take advantage of the group transfer leaving then. Get to the chalet around 6pm to get settled into your rooms and have some canapes and prosecco before dinner.

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  • Three Valleys Exploration

    1 Day

    First day of coaching with your BASS backcountry guide. Explore the far reaches of the Three Valleys and start to pick up some techniques which will help when you venture further afield. Learn to use your tranceivers and avalanche gear in a mock-rescue situation and learn about the snowpack and what triggers avalanches.

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  • Off Piste Technique Progression

    2 Days

    Further coaching and guiding in off-piste skiing. Hopefully the conditions are good and we can start investigating some backcountry runs around Meribel.

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  • Rest Day

    1 Day

    A well-deserved rest day from coaching, but feel free to head out skiing as a group. Or head to the spa in Meribel Centre, relax in the chalet hot tub or try out Meribel's famous apres-ski!

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  • Further Backcountry Guiding

    2 Days

    Put your new skills to use exploring areas off the beaten track and escaping the crowds in the Three Valleys.

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  • Departure Day

    1 Day

    Leave the chalet on a group transfer at 8am, to get to the airport for 11am and in time for flights leaving after 13:00. If you need to book a flight earlier than this then you will need to find your own transfer to Geneva airport.

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This trip is aimed at advanced piste skiers looking to push themselves in new areas. It doens't matter if you don't have prior off-piste experience as long as you are a confident skier and keen to give it a go! If you are unsure as to the level of the group or whether it is for you, give us a call in the office on 0208 7899 055 and we would be happy to help.

You will be staying in our flagship chalet, Chalet L'Arclusaz for the duration of the trip. It is close to the pistes and town amenities and benefits from a hot tub, sauna and large open living area and balcony with amazing views down the valley. You will be hosted by our wonderful Ticket To Ride Chalet Staff, who are experienced cooks and great skiers themselves.

So the first four people to sign up for this camp get the added bonus of their own room! The final two people will then share. Most of the rooms are en-suite and very comfortable!

Wholesome, healthy and nutritious. We are aiming to start the revolution against stodgy and overly-filling, full-of-cream-and-butter chalet food. Instead we love fresh healthy food, influenced by flavours from around the globe, with still a good dose of chocolate desserts and cake in the afternoon! We have developed a menu that aims to sustain throughout a day of skiing but not make you feel like you have put on weight over your holiday! Let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will cater for them.

There will be a maximum of 6 only on this course.

We get a mixture of people on our ski camps. Generally people are very keen skiers who are looking to progress and do something different with their time in the mountains! We live for skiing and adventure so I think our customers often have similar outlooks! All ages are welcome, just have a positive attitude and the confidence to try new things and you'll fit in well.