OFF-PISTE SKILLS COURSES

IMPROVE YOUR BACKCOUNTRY RIDING

Learn to ski the crud effortlessly and get more enjoyment from your backcountry adventures. We offer one-day and three-day off-piste courses for alpine and telemark skiers and snowboarders.

OFF-PISTE PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

ONE DAY OFF-PISTE CLINIC - July 28, August 6, September 9 2021

Work on skills to gain confidence and technique to improve your off-piste riding so you can move with ease and efficiency in challenging conditions.

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THREE DAY INTERMEDIATE OFF-PISTE SKILLS COURSES - September 1-3 and 7-9 2021

Keen to learn to ski powder and feel confident in off-piste conditions? This 3-day intensive course is aimed at intermediate skiers who are confident on blue runs and starting to venture onto black runs. You will learn the main skills to required to ski off-piste conditions confidently.

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THREE DAY ADVANCED OFF-PISTE SKILLS COURSES - August 2021

Ideal training for backcountry touring. We offer a 3-day intensive course that focuses on skiing off-piste terrain for both alpine and telemark skiers.  This course will take your skiing to the next level. You'll learn techniques that will give you the confidence to ski even the gnarliest crud.

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COURSE DATES AND PRICES

 COURSE

    DATES VISITOR MEMBER
One Day Off-Piste Clinic     28 July $110 $75
One Day Off-Piste Clinic   6 Aug $110 $75
One Day Off-Piste Clinic   9 Sept $110 $75
Three Day Advanced Off-Piste Course Alpine: 4-6 Aug $330 $220
Three Day Advanced Off-Piste Course Telemark: 11-13 Aug $330 $220
Three Day Intermediate Off-Piste Course Alpine: 1-3 Sep $330 $220
Three Day Intermediate Off-Piste Course Alpine: 7-9 Sept $330 $220
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One Day Off-Piste Course

You'll work on skills to improve your own backcountry riding in two 1.5 hour off-piste clinics with a highly-qualified ski/board instructor. You will:

  • gain confidence and technique to improve your off-piste riding
  • learn to ride with ease and efficiency in challenging conditions and have fun in backcountry crud


Can't make our scheduled dates? Organise a group (four people min) and we'll run the course when it suits you.

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Broken River Powder Skiing

Three Day Intermediate Off-Piste Skills Course

This 3-day course is for intermediate skiers confident on blue runs & some black runs who want more skills to ski off-piste terrain. You will improve your technique to feel confident to venture into off-piste terrain and enjoy the thrill of skiing in off-piste conditions. You'll gain versatility to handle the unexpected & ski challenging conditions. By the end of the course you'll have techniques to enjoy the varied conditions that off-piste skiing presents.

The course consists of two 1.5 hour sessions each day and evening video analysis. There will be free time each day to practise your new skills. Participants will be intermediate alpine skiers. 4 participants required to run the course. The course will be taken by our Broken River Ski School Director.

The price covers the course only. Book a Midweek Madness Catered package which includes 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation & 3 lift tickets. Book by August 4th (for August 11-13th course) and September 2nd (for the September 8-10th course).

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Three Day Advanced Off-Piste Skills Courses

Ideal training for backcountry touring and amping up the fun factor. These intensive 3-day courses will take your alpine or telemark skiing to the next level.  We focus on improving your off-piste skiing and you'll learn techniques to give you confidence to ski even the gnarliest crud. You'll improve your versatility to handle the unexpected, and learn to ski with ease and efficiency in challenging conditions. By the end of the course you'll have a toolbox of techniques to amp up your fun in the backcountry powder and crud.

The course consists of two 1.5 hour sessions each day and evening video analysis. There will be free time each day to practise your new skills. We offer separate courses for alpine and telemark skiers. Participants must be strong intermediate to advanced skiers/telemarkers. 4 participants required to run the course.

The price excludes accommodation and lift tickets. For the best deal, book a Midweek Madness Catered package which includes 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation and 3 lift tickets.

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Advanced Alpine Off-Piste Courses

Gain confidence and skills skiing off-piste conditions. Our three-day course will improve your versatility to handle the unexpected, and ability to ski with ease and efficiency in challenging conditions. Our Broken River Ski School Director is your "personal trainer" for three days!

Bookings must be made by July 29th. 

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Advanced Telemark Off-Piste Course

This course is run as part of the Telemark Week. Course participants make amazing progress with their freeheel skiing and come away with a tool box of techniques to help them ski a wide range of situations. It's an excellent, fun course and you'll be learning from the best. We are incredibly fortunate to have New Zealand Ski Instructors Alliance Examiner Marti Smith teaching this course.

Bookings must be made by Wednesday 4th August.

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