- Catered Chalet
- Friendly guides
- Mountain awareness training
- Lovely chalet
Huddled between Geneva and Chamonix, the five villages that make up Le Grand Massif form France’s fourth-biggest ski area.
5 full days with a qualified IFMGA Mountain Guide. There is also 1 non guided day during the week.
We aim to provide:
• First class guiding and coaching from professional, friendly Mountain Guides to improve
off piste skiing skills and technique and to build confidence.
• Practical mountain awareness training on the hazards and risks associated with skiing
off-piste particularly for avalanches.
• The opportunity to ski the best off piste available in the Grand Massif!
The week is intended to be fun with lots of challenging off piste skiing but always directed with maximum attention to your safety and the safety of others.
Itineraries vary depending on the composition of the group and the weather and snow conditions.
Our intermediate level off-piste adventure courses are for people with between 2 and 5 weeks off-piste skiing. Capable of skiing 10-12 continuous turns off-piste. Can ski down most slopes but lack confidence on steeper pitches and in tricky conditions.
These weeks will be led by Mountain Guides and so the focus will be on off-piste guiding and mountain awareness with some general coaching and instruction.
For the off-piste adventure courses you need to have good physical fitness in order to enjoy full days on the hill. On these courses you will mostly use the lift systems to gain altitude but you can expect some walking/climbing in order to access some runs.
Our base in Samoens is something very special and reasons enough to sign up.
You will be staying at the La Vieille Ferme www.la-vieille-ferme.co.uk Enough said!
With the recent arrival of Club Med Samoëns has been transformed from a charming, if sleepy corner of the Grand Massif ski area to one of the Alps' go to destinations.
Just an hour from Geneva airport, yet this resort gives you access to high-altitude skiing with over 250km of mostly tree-lined pistes. A great variety of slopes mean that all levels are catered for. The village still oozes Alpine charm, with a gondola link whisking you directly to the main ski area that starts from 1600m. Links to Flaine, Morillon and Les Carroz mean there's always somewhere new to explore.
The village even has the honour of being an official historical monument. Away from the slopes, if you're looking for clubs and pubs, this isn't the place. Instead, you'll find plenty of restaurants serving excellent local dishes.
Overall, Samoëns is a good little spot to know about: the skiing is great, challenging and varied. Very unusually for a resort of this size, Geneva's just an hour or so away and facilities for kids are excellent.