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“The BC Intro course opens the door to the World of Big Mountain Freeriding and is the start of your journey to find and ride the mountains ultimate descent”


PRICE: £1255.00

GROUP SIZE: 6

RATIO: 1 – 6


“Cutting deep fresh turns in perfect untracked powder in the untamed Backcountry of the high mountains is the Ultimate Snowboard experience!”

I started my Backcountry Snowboard Program way back in the winter of 1997 with the ‘Backcountry Intro Course’ and have been refining and developing the content ever since.

The BC Intro course is a full bore Backcountry Freeride/Splitboard course designed for the experienced rider looking to enter into the world of the serious Backcountry Freerider.

With the emphasis on Mountain Safety, the Backcountry Intro course will take you into the heart of the Chamonix Backcountry, teaching you how to look at, respect and learn from the terrain in which you ride.

This is the beginning of your journey into the World of Big Mountain riding and the start of your quest for the Ultimate descent.

 

 

Backcountry Freeriding is my passion and through my Backcountry program I invite you to step into the world of Big Mountain Freeriding and hope that you’ll enjoy it as much as I do”.

DAY 1
Avalanche search and rescue training – A warm up day and an introduction to Splitboarding.

DAY 2
Splitboard touring around the Chamonix Backcountry – High mountain Skills training.

DAY 3
Splitboard touring around the Chamonix Backcountry – High mountain Skills training.

DAY 4
Splitboard touring around the Chamonix Backcountry – High mountain Skills training.

DAY 5
Splitboard touring around the Chamonix Backcountry – High mountain Skills training.

  • 5 days on snow Guidance with a fully qualified UIAGM Mountain Guide (ratio 1:6).
  • Jones Solution Splitboard – (we will need stance details from each participant).
  • Ortovox avalanche safety equipment and avalanche search and rescue training using the Ortovox 3+ transciever.
  • Crevasse rescue and rope technique training for glacier travel.
  • All Backcountry access (hiking poles not included) equipment including Splitboard and training.
  • Transport to and from the mountain.
  • Accommodation
  • Lift pass
  • Flights (nearest airport is Geneva)
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal snowboarding equipment, hiking poles and backpack capable of carrying your board (25L minimum)

Please Note
The Backcountry Intro Course caters for Advanced Snowboarders beyond technique. A good fitness level and a minimum of 5 to 6 weeks riding experience is recommended.

Fitness level 4

Fitness level 4

Some Itinaries may only be accessible by heli drop (not included).

Splitboards will be used for touring.

Itineries can change due to conditions at the discretion of the Guide.

For safety reasons ‘Riders unable to meet the required criteria for their chosen course may be unable to complete that course at the discretion of the course leader’. For more information on course requirements please read our Choosing a Course & Course Pre-requisits section.