INTRO TO Off Piste

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You’ve been skiing or snowboarding for quite a while now and you feel you are ready. You’ve dabbled a bit in going off the piste but feel it’s time to do it properly!

You should be a confident skier or snowboarder and black runs shouldn’t be any real worry to you.

Anybody can get down a black run, but you need to be actually able to ski or snowboard down it”

There are 2 half days and 3 full days booked with our instructors / guides.

They will take us through basic techniques, take us to the ‘side country’ and as the week progresses we’ll get further and further away from the crowds.

A brilliant, confidence building week for those wanting to progress, heading away from the pistes is what everybody should aspire to and this is your chance …

What’s included?

  • You’ll be staying in our original chalet in Morzine, Chalet Armaillis. There is a choice of twin / double or same-sex quad rooms.
  • Safety equipment (beacon, probe, shovel) If you have your own, do bring it!
  • 1 afternoon mountain safety / avalanche training
  • 2 half days and 3 full days guiding
  • Shared accommodation (Don’t worry if you’re travelling solo, we’ll match you with someone the same sex).
  • Welcome drinks.
  • 5 evening meals on evenings of the chalet’s choice (normally we eat out on the first / last evenings, but it’s all pretty flexi).
  • Unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee & hot chocolate (alcohol with meals).
  • Breakfast each morning of porridge, cereal, baguettes, jams, toast, fruit, eggs … we have a cooked option available each day and on one morning we will have a full English fried breakfast.
  • You are welcome to make sandwiches and take packed lunches out of the chalet supplies.
  • “Raid the fridge” policy, with snacks, biscuits, cakes, waffles etc available in the afternoons.
  • HOFNAR hosts do everything from cooking breakfast and hanging out on the slopes with you to preparing dinner and leading the all important aprés!
  • Benefit of staying with a small group of like minded people, in a really laid back chalet where you can raid the fridge, wander around in your pyjamas, really make yourself at home and there are no kids! 

Check out our “What to bring” list here.

What’s NOT included?

  • Flights – you just need to get yourself to Geneva Airport (look on kayak.co.uk or skyscanner.net for some of the best prices). Any arrival or departure times are fine and it’s OK if guests aren’t on the same flights. No problem.
  • Transfers from / to the airport. We can easily arrange this for you for a cost of £110pp return.
  • Clothing – you need your own ski / snowboard gear – beg, borrow, steal from friends otherwise use ebay, TK Maxx. Check out our packing list or if you need more help just give us a shout!
  • Insurance – please have comprehensive travel insurance including winter sports cover in place asap!
  • Two nights we normally go out for dinner as a group and at your own expense. Typically we’ll go for a fairly informal pizza on the first night and something more “Français” on the last.