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off piste course options

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Would really appreciate some advice from SHs on off piste courses.

Travelling solo next so only a few location options and looking to join a multi-day group for off piste. 4 weeks off piste experience so happy with anything not max speed or steep couloirs. Course would be nice but would consider guiding but would b good to have same group through course to allow progresion. Options based on either Austria or Switz where i can get reasoanble fligth / accomm combos and cos thats where the pow is at the mo - ideas ?????

1. Pist to Powder in St. Anton but soiunds like reviews say 5 day group isnt actually a group and people signing up for a day join group in and out so no progression and loads of faffing (and its not exactly cheap)
2. can get a accomm package near Ischgl, but ski school just does each day guiding at a time, and cannot guarantee if any will run, if they do they might be intro to off piste group
3. Verbier but Powder Extreme is £770 for a week !!!

Any other outfits in either of those places (no others showed up on Google searches that might run next week) ? Looks like also a hostel in Klosters and Kitbuhel, but doesnt seem to be off piste groups only private guiding.

Any other ideas ? Thanks
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How about the GnarlBuG bash-not in Austria or Switzerland but allows those travelling solo to have several days of off piste experience? Assuming you are able to go the 1st week of March.

Other options may be Snoworks courses (have some in Austria but mostly France) or the Ski Club GB run several off piste courses over several days in different countries with instruction and/or guiding-I can recommend their Flaine one.
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@bitoffluff, powder-extreme is good. Was 810chf for 5 days last year when’s I did it. Not sure how you get to £770?
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BobinCH wrote:
@bitoffluff, powder-extreme is good. Was 810chf for 5 days last year when’s I did it. Not sure how you get to £770?


that weeks a specia week with ISTA so 990CHF which with shocking exchange rates at mo comes to £770, boohoo
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DrNo wrote:
How about the GnarlBuG bash-not in Austria or Switzerland but allows those travelling solo to have several days of off piste experience? Assuming you are able to go the 1st week of March.

Other options may be Snoworks courses (have some in Austria but mostly France) or the Ski Club GB run several off piste courses over several days in different countries with instruction and/or guiding-I can recommend their Flaine one.


All great ideas - has to be next week as thats when I have off work, no Snoworks appropriate that week and sadly SCGB off piste in St. Anton guiding at anything but beginner piste all booked up that week as are All Freshtracks Sad
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bitoffluff wrote:
All great ideas - has to be next week as thats when I have off work, no Snoworks appropriate that week and sadly SCGB off piste in St. Anton guiding at anything but beginner piste all booked up that week as are All Freshtracks Sad


Ah, didn't see the bit about next week! Yes, that would narrow down the options a bit...
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@bitoffluff, anything open with warren smith in verbier??
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Snoworks has spaces on the excellent Spanish back country course next week and week after
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^^^+1 hear this was Epic last year
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bitoffluff wrote:
BobinCH wrote:
@bitoffluff, powder-extreme is good. Was 810chf for 5 days last year when’s I did it. Not sure how you get to £770?


that weeks a specia week with ISTA so 990CHF which with shocking exchange rates at mo comes to £770, boohoo


When I did it you could opt not to do the ISTA and it was back to 810chf. Worth asking them...

Here’s a post from yesterday with Anders, the guy we had https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs2_C9DgfFx/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1iuj8h4akozn
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Any of the UCPA off piste courses have space next week? More cost effective. France not Austria / Swiss tho
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£770 for a week. If this is an off piste course with mountain guides or even full cert instructors its a good deal - yes its a fair bit of money but it's still a good deal......if its a big group with a less than fully informed instructor withing the boundaries of the ski area then yeas Meh..
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Great ideas above!
Book a deal (or DIY) to St Anton and join PistetoPowder or Arlberg Ski School

Get a last minute deal to France and you will find off-piste weeks with ESF, Evo2, or Oxygene in various resorts.

Mark Gear in Chamonix (All Mountain Performance). Should get a deal or DIY

My preferred is Snoworks but ...
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UCPA Argentiere has some off piste courses available (none sound exactly right for you and, as you say, the best snow is in Austria) but you'd need to get to Geneva. Under £900 for full board, instruction, hire of gear and lift pass. https://www.action-outdoors.co.uk/winter/search-results?Season=1&SearchActivity=1&Resort=&Month=1&TwinRoomOnly=0
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@bitoffluff, pretty sure you can sign up to Powder Extreme by day if you want to save some cash/only do 2 or 3 days
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