6 Week Off Piste Ski Course

Off Piste Whistler

Revolutionise your skiing while learning more about operating safely in the backcountry and exploring the mighty Coast Mountain Range.

The course begins with showing you around the ski area, looking at your technique and giving lots of feedback. We also do the Canadian Avalanche Skills Training level 1 soon after you arrive to give an initial insight into avalanche safety. After this we build up your technique and confidence on more challenging terrain as well as hitting the best terrain and hunting out powder whenever we can.

In the second half of the course, we do 4 days of ski touring, accessing the best backcountry terrain while we complete the CAA Avalanche Skills Level 2, a more advanced course in avalanche safety. We also include the ultimate ski experience – a day’s Heli Skiing! Whistler Heli skiing has over four thousand acres of pristine ski terrain and and you should enjoy some of the best powder skiing of your life.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Small Coaching Groups of 6 per Coach
  • Well-Located Accommodation
  • ALLTRACKS Training Formula
  • Backcountry Ski Touring
  • Heli Skiing
  • AST1 & AST2 Avalanche Skills Included
  • Approx 15% On-Piste / 85% Off-Piste
  • Minimum Ability Required: AT Level 3

Course Dates

16 February - 29 March 2019

What's included

All our courses are based in Whistler, consistently voted North America’s #1 resort. You will stay in comfortable, well located accommodation with other trainees, with meals provided if you wish. There is also off slope activities organised by our course director, lift line priority, equipment maintenance clinics and lots more.

TRAINING

Thorough & Considered Coaching
ALLTRACKS training formula devised by Guy Hetherington, Alltracks Head Coach & CSIA L4 Examiner.


Expert Pros & Guides
Professional CSIA Coaches typically CSIA Examiners. The overwhelming majority are CSIA L4 supported by a few excellent L3s. Guides are ACMG or IFMGA qualified and the avalanche skills are taught by Canadian Avalanche Association Qualified teachers.


Coaching Groups 6 MAX
Maximum of 6 guests per ski coach for personal attention and more fluid training sessions.


Specific Modules
Specific coaching for instructor training, moguls, all mountain freeride and powder.


CAA AST 1 & AST 2
Canadian Avalanche Association Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 & 2. Groups of 8 Max for AST1. Learn about backcountry skiing and avalanche safety.


Heli Skiing

The ultimate powder adventure.


Backcountry Ski Touring

Learn how to ski tour efficiently and explore the Whistler backcountry.


Video Analysis
Benefit from this great feedback tool.


Lift Line Priority
If there is a lift queue, skip it during coaching sessions.


Equipment Maintenance
Learn more about how to look after your ski equipment from Guy Hetherington.

ACCOMMODATION

Comfortable Accommodation
Well located, comfortable chalets and condos. All with welcoming living rooms, well equipped kitchens, free wifi internet, TV. Some with hot tubs and swimming pools.


Dinner
Choose between group dinners four nights per week or self cater and save.

OTHER

Season Pass
Full Season Pass valid for the entire winter so feel free to arrive early or extend your stay after your course ends.


Group Airport Transfers
Group transfer to and from Vancouver Airport on the official course arrival and departure dates.


Resort Director
Available 24/7


Welcome Party
Get to know everyone on your course and the coaches on Day 1.


Social Events
Various socials throughout the course.


Farewell Party
Leave in style and celebrate.


Extend Your Stay
For an additional cost and subject to availability, you can arrive early, stay on afterwards or combine further courses.


Job Recruitment Service
If you wish to work as an instructor either immediately afterwards or some time in the future, we can provide 1:1 assistance. Let us know your goals and we will support you.

NOT INCLUDED

Flights
Flights are not included, but ALLTRACKS can organise your flights if you wish or provide advice on suitable flights.


Travel Insurance
Insurance is not included, but adequate cover for all aspects of your course and holiday is an ALLTRACKS requirement.

Prices

Our prices are guaranteed, which means the price you see on our website is what you’ll pay if you book today. Unlike our competitors, there is no small print or hidden exchange rates that allow us to increase the price once you’ve booked.

There are zero hidden extras. Prices include everything shown in the ‘What’s Included’ table above, leaving you to experience the best the resort has to offer.

As our main office is in the UK, prices are in British Pounds Sterling. However, we have guests from all over the world so if you prefer to pay in $USD, $CAD or Euros, no problem. Just give the office a call and we can arrange that.

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Schedule

We publish a highly detailed course schedule and calendar on our Guest Member Intranet Site. In the meantime, this weekly course breakdown should give you a rough idea of what to expect.

Course Schedule

Weeks 1 & 2
Arrival
Settle In and Welcome Party
Split into training groups
Familiarisation of the Ski Area
All Mountain Advancement Training
Canadian Avalanche Association AST Level 1


Weeks 3 & 4
All Mountain Advancement Training


Week 5
Canadian Avalanche Association AST Level 2
Backcountry Ski Touring


Week 6
Heli Skiing
All Mountain Advancement Training
End of Course Party
Departure

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