6 Week Off Piste Snowboard Course

Off Piste Snowboarding in Whistler

This is an out and out off piste snowboard course. For 6 weeks, we’ll be hunting out the best powder spots within Whistler Blackcomb resort and beyond into the Coast Mountain backcountry.




Following our training formula, we combine deliberate, highly technical training sessions where you receive lots of feedback, with higher tempo free flowing lessons where you will enjoy the best conditions available.

As well as technical snowboard coaching, we include the Canadian Avalanche Association AST Level 1 and Level 2, giving you a solid introductions to avalanche safety skills. On the AST 2, we use spilt boards for 4 days, showing how to use these to access even more of the mountains. We conclude the course with a once in a lifetime Heli Snowboard Trip which could well be your best day on a board ever.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Small Coaching Groups of 6 per Coach
  • Well-Located Accommodation
  • ALLTRACKS Training Formula
  • Backcountry Split Boarding
  • Heli Snowboarding
  • 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 CASI Coaches. 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 Snowboarding

The ultimate powder adventure.


Backcountry Split Boarding

Learn how to  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 Split Boarding


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

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