Date: 17th – 24th March 2018 - SOLD OUT / Location: Sainte Foy Tarentaise, France

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This workshop is about discovering more of the wonderful world that is the backcountry. Neil and James will take the skills you have learnt on-piste and teach you how to adapt and develop them on different types of off piste terrain. You will learn how to read the natural terrain, choose your line and get the best out of your descent. This means being creative and playful with your natural surroundings whilst maintaining a strong awareness of any potential risks. There will be a variety of hiking and split boarding throughout the week. Each day we will asses the weather and snow conditions to seek out the best snow for some great adventures. Knowledge is your greatest strength in the backcountry.  Therefore, during the week we will dedicate time to study avalanche safety and awareness to ensure that you come away from the workshop with a much greater insight into avalanche prevention.  

Each day involves high levels of physical activity and huge adrenalin outputs. It is therefore vital to be able to wind down, switch off and take care of the body. This is why the restorative yoga, lead by Sian Leigh, is a key element to the week. Sian will help you to restore and re-energise your body, to make sure you get the most out of riding every day, all day, for the whole week.. Looking after your mind and body will lead to a greater experience both on and off the mountain.

To find out more about Neil, James and Sian, visit the experts page


Apartment White Fox

The workshop will be hosted by our accommodation partners The Sainte Foy Chalet Company in Apartment White Fox.  Definitely one of the smaller resorts in the Savoie, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise is blessed with quieter slopes, lift accessible off piste terrain and a phenomenal backcountry.  It suits our needs perfectly!

White Fox is a penthouse chalet-style apartment with a fantastic location in the heart of the resort and just 50m from the pistes.

It has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms a spacious living/dining area with log fire, large flat screen TV with UK and French freeview, DVD and free wifi. It also has a sunny patio with extensive views over the village and the Tarentaise Valley.

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