Off-piste ski courses

Off
Piste
Skiing

Join one of our off piste ski courses! For many skiers, the ultimate thrill is riding deep, untouched powder and an increasing number of people are looking to get off groomed trails and gain the skills necessary to explore the backcountry. Our off piste ski courses provide you with the opportunity to do this.

The training on our off piste ski courses aims to turn confident resort skiers into ones that can ride technically well in all terrain, with a focus on deep snow – allowing you to fully enjoy one of the greatest aspects of our sport. At the same time, you witness the beauty of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia, which has some of the most spectacular powder skiing anywhere in the world.

ALLTRACKS pure off-piste ski programmes come in two varieties – either 2 or 6 weeks long – whilst the 11 week course combines lots of backcountry skiing with instructor training. So if you’re keen to take you backcountry skiing up a notch this winter, join one of our off piste camps and you’ll soon be enjoying the best the mountains have to offer. What’s more, we include HELI Skiing on our 6 and 11 week off piste courses!

Key
Features

Expert Coaching

Coaching is conducted in small groups with a maximum of six guests per coach. You’ll get technique coaching from CSIA/CASI coaches, and backcountry training with guides from the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG/IFMGA) – the best of both worlds.

As with all our programmes, we follow the ALLTRACKS Training Formula, splitting your time between technical training – including drills, video analysis and lots of feedback – with higher tempo, higher mileage sessions that explore the best terrain and conditions that the area has to offer.

Avalanche Safety

Developing your knowledge of backcountry safety in conjunction with improving your technique is the key to good off-piste training. The CAA Avalanche Skills Training (AST) Level 1 is included on every off-piste programme and the AST Level 2 is included too on the longer 6 and 11 week camps.

AST1 covers the basics of avalanche formation, how to identify avalanche terrain and companion rescue. AST2 further develops your companion rescue skills, as well as avalanche decision-making skills and route planning.

Heli Skiing

Fire up the Bird – You’re going Heli Skiing!
An undoubted highlight of some of the off-piste courses is the heli skiing trip. Take you skiing to the absolute pinnacle this year with a day of undiluted powder heaven, led by some of Canada’s top Guides.

Accessing an area over 50 times the size of Whistler resort, Whistler Heli Skiing has a tenure of 432,000 acres. It really is the ultimate skiing adventure and one that every skier needs to experience in their life. It is included in the cost of the 6 & 11 week off piste courses.

Ski Touring

The majority of the time, you’ll use lift access or short hikes to access terrain. However, on longer off-piste camps we include ski touring or split boarding whilst doing the AST2.

For those unfamiliar with touring, you will be taught effective travel techniques and no previous touring experience is required. For those of you who are new to this – It opens a whole new world and the whole mountain becomes your playground. To those already familiar with touring, we will help hone your technique and develop your backcountry travel.

Located in Whistler

We simply couldn’t run our off-piste courses anywhere else in Canada. Whistler Blackcomb offers unrivaled steep and deep terrain, as well as having access to even more world-class off-piste skiing in the neighbouring Garibaldi Park.

With an annual average snowfall of over 39 feet thanks to the prevailing Pacific storms, you’re going to be skiing hard. Which makes it doubly important to have somewhere comfortable to rest. Our chalets and condos come with free wifi, well-equipped kitchens and welcoming sitting rooms so you really do have a home for your course.

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Personal Service

Professional organisation with a personal touch is how we operate our programmes. In the run up to your course, you will have a personal contact to ensure any questions that you may have can be answered efficiently and that you have all the information you need.

Once you arrive in Whistler, our resort director Guy Hetherington is there for the duration of your course to ensure that everything goes smoothly. By being based exclusively in one resort, we are able to offer an especially high-level of personal service to our guests that simply cannot be matched by an operation spread across multiple resorts.

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Whistler
Blackcomb

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Upcoming
Courses

Ski Touring Course

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2 Week Off Piste Ski Course

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6 Week Off-Piste Ski Course

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11 Week Combined Ski Instructor & Off-Piste Course

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Interested in finding out more about ALLTRACKS courses? We love to talk snow, so please get in touch. Please call us on: +44 (0)1794 301 777

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