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6 points to follow to get you ready for the Off Piste this season!

October 23, 2017

Everyone dreams of skiing the POW POW, floating through champagne powder as it billows over your head and snow particles sparkles in the sunlight.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE POW POW?

1.  GET OUT YOUR OFF PISTE KIT AND CHECK IT'S FIT FOR PURPOSE!

SPOTLIGHT ON THIS SEASON'S SKIS - SNOW & ROCK 2018 KIT SKI TEST

WOMENS ALL MOUNTAIN SKIS

 

MENS ALL MOUNTAIN SKIS

 

WOMENS FREERIDE SKIS

 

MENS FREERIDE SKIS

BASS Chamonix & Megeve Directors, Shona & Derek Tate will be skiing on Rossignol this season.

Shona - Rossignol Temptation 84 HD

Derek - Rossignol Experience 88 HD

#anotherbestday


2.  GET SOME PRE SEASON TRAINING TO UPDATE YOUR AVALANCHE AND OFF PISTE AWARENESS SKILLS.

 

OFF PISTE AWARENESS TRAINING IN THE UK THIS NOVEMBER

Pre season training courses available in the UK run by HENRY.

Henry is visiting London, Bristol, Tamworth, Manchester and Chester, spreading the word about staying safe and having fun.  The off piste awareness tour provides two versions of the talks:

The Essentials – a must see talk, full of ‘essential’ information for all off-piste skiers, no matter how experienced you are.
In depth – for those who have already seen the Essentials Talk at least once.

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Free Avalanche Awareness talks this winter in Chamonix

This winter Avalanche Academy will again be delivering the Arc'teryx Avalanche Awareness lectures for FREE in Chamonix.

The lectures last around an hour and will be generously hosted by the Bighorn Bistro in Cham Sud. Dates are 18 Dec, and 8,15,22 Jan.

The lectures are free but you must book your place on line via: tiny.cc/ndegoy

Please help spread the news on social media.  Avalanche-Academy

Stay safe this winter.


 

3.  BOOK YOUR OFF PISTE SKIING SKILLS COURSE at BASS CHAMONIX

 

1 DAY OFF PISTE TUNE UP - Either a brushing up on your skills or if you are new to the concept of skiing in the deeper, more variable snow.  Taking time to explore some vital skills and tactics required to ski on un groomed snow.

3 Day Off Piste Level 1 - mixture of BASS off piste instruction and Mountain Guide led off piste adventure.

3 Day Off Piste Level 2 - For those who have already done our level 1 courses and we have advised the next level to be appropriate - mixture of BASS off piste instruction and Mountain Guide led off piste adventure.

Ski Performance for Mountaineers - Specifically designed for those mountaineers who are coming into Ski Touring or already doing it.  Looking at the All Mountain skills required to be traveling away from the piste areas and skiing all types of snow gradients and conditions.  Run jointly with BASS & Alison Culshaw at Off Piste Performance.

3 Day Off Piste Level 1 Touring - Introduction to Ski Touring - mixture of BASS off piste skiing instruction and Mountain Guide led off piste touring adventure.

3 Day Off Piste level 2 Touring - intermediate Ski Touring - mixture of BASS off piste skiing instruction and Mountain Guide led off piste touring adventure.

Adventurous Women's Camps - Off Piste & Touring Adventures with BASS off piste instruction (Dee O'Neill) and Mountain Guide led off piste adventures.

We also have a range of 1:1 to 1:4 Off Piste Technical Private Lessons or Mountain Guide days available on request.


4.  ACCOMMODATION / TRANSFERS

Some favourites with our clients last season...

  

Ski Breezy - Independent Catered Chalet for short & long stays in Chamonix

 

L'Héliopic Hotel, modern well situated and served hotel in Chamonix

 

Mountain Drop-offs    Dependable Airport to Resort Transfers

 

BagSOLO are specialists in transporting sports equipment, including ski/golf
bags and Bikes to destinations globally in readiness for
holiday/races/competitions/instructors.
 
We are a totally door to door service, helping to alleviate the hassle of
travelling with cumbersome sports gear.

Save 10% off with code S-BASS10 at BAGSOLO website

 

 


5. TRAVEL INSURANCE

There are many insurance companies that offer WINTER SPORTS travel insurance.  Ensure that you find a company that clearly offer OFF PISTE cover and off piste with or without an appropriate Guide/Instructor.

 

Some companies to check out are:-

     

 


6.  LIFT PASSES

          

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