Further – Off Piste
The ‘Further’ off piste weeks run throughout the season based from Champoluc and skiing across the Monterosa Ski which includes the mountains high above Alagna and Gressoney. These two weeks are aimed at skiers who want to venture off the groomed slopes in to terrain and snow conditions which are both exhilarating and entertaining. With such a vast mountain range to explore and relatively low numbers of skiers there’s almost always fresh tracks to be put in.
You will ski descents which you probably didn’t know existed or which you have looked at in the past and wondered ‘when’. In the Further weeks the entire mountain is potential for enjoyment and adventure. Routes are descended taking in to account the weather and snow conditions and the needs and aspirations of group members. You will receive a mix of coaching on the move and will be led throughout.
Above all else skiers on the Further weeks are keen and enthusiastic about the mountains and possess a ‘have a go’ attitude. Some are more experienced than others, the base level of ability to ski well on red pistes and comfortable on black pistes. Most Further skiers have skied off piste before to some extent and are motivated to do more within a group of likeminded people.
Transceivers, other safety equipment and off piste all mountains skis can be hired in resort if you don’t have your own. We will show you how this equipment functions and check you know how to operate it at the start of the week. You will ski with the group for five days, Monday to Friday, all day from lift opening to closing.
For more details about the approaches, guiding and coaching on Further read here.
You can join one of the two Further weeks planned or put your own group together and contact John for availability. The two Further off piste weeks in 2019 are:
2 – 9 February 16 – 23 March
The package cost for each week is £1445 and includes:
- Return airport transfers (Geneva, Milan, Turin).
- 7 nights’ accommodation and meals at 3 * Hotel Castor.
- 6 days Monterosa Ski lift pass.
- 5 full days off piste guiding and coaching.
- Free lunch vouchers for selected mountain restaurants.
- In resort services from Ski 2.
- One entry to Champoluc Spa.
Flights, insurance and equipment hire are not included.
The Hotel Castor is a traditional family run hotel in the centre of the village 500 metres from the main base lift station. The interior is full of character, old wood panelling, a cosy bar and lounge and a wonderful restaurant serving local produce and an appetizer salad, cheese and meats buffet. The rooms have their own bathrooms and all the comports required. There is a games room and a yoga studio where weekly classes are offered.
We have used this Hotel numerous occasions and guests have always enjoyed their stay here.
For more details see here.
Contact Ski 2 and make your booking and payments to them. They will advise and guide you through the straightforward bookings process.
Also send an email to us at Mindful Mountains through the contact form letting John know the week you wish to book on, numbers in your group and their skiing levels.