Learn Technical Expertise in Tignes from FREEFLO & Squash Falconer


LEARN TECHNICAL EXPERTISE IN TIGNES FROM FREEFLO & SQUASH FALCONER

Snow+Rock have joined forces with FREEFLO and Squash Falconer to present an exciting unique 5 full day adventure opportunity for intermediate skiers in Tignes and Val D’Isere. This is a great adventure that will improve your off-piste skiing skills and will get you enjoying a new and exciting world of ski touring. Escape from the crowds and enjoy the peace, tranquillity and the beauty of the backcountry whilst having fun and learning how to be safe when skiing in the mountains. 


Rough Itinerary:

This is an example of the 5-day backcountry adventure itinerary:

 

Night of arrival: Welcome drink and canapes. Discuss the week ahead, plans and individual goals for the week.

 

Day 1: Warm up to find our ski legs. Technical focus on balance and other fundamental elements. Introduction to the use of avalanche equipment. Skiing mainly in Tignes. Video analysis will take place in the evening.

Day 2: There will be a technical focus on how to improve your off-piste skiing. In the evening, an avalanche workshop will take place.

Day 3: Technical focus whilst skiing on off-piste steeper terrain and variable conditions. Skiing in both Tignes and Val D’Isere. An adventure evening with Squash Falconer will follow.

Day 4: Technical focus ski touring / hiking with a short tour.

Day 5: A full day ski tour with a possible stop at a mountain hut.

Dates:

Sunday 8th – 15th Jan 2017

 

Package Price only £1645*

 

Sunday 16th – 23rd April 2017

 

Package Price only £1745*

Package Includes:

  • Includes 5 days’ elite British backcountry coaching with FREEFLO.
  • Sharing the 5-day adventure with Everest summiteer, Squash Falconer.
  • Avalanche and transceiver workshops.
  • Adventure evening with Squash Falconer.
  • Video Analysis
  • Return UK flights
  • Resort transfers
  • 7 nights’ accommodation 4* facility chalet – Hotel L’Ecrins based on sharing a twin room
  • Welcome drinks & canapés
  • Hot and continental breakfast
  • Afternoon tea
  • 3 course dinner & wine
  • £200 Snow+Rock in-store voucher *prices subject to change

Package Doesn’t Include:

  • Insurance
  • Equipment
  • Lunch and drinks on and off the mountain
  • Espace Killy lift pass 

Ski Ability:

Intermediate Level: If you are an off-piste skier with varying success then this course is for you. If you can link turns without traversing, at least 5-10 turns together if not more with reasonable control, style and speed, down the fall line, in most snow types then this adventure is for you. 

Training For The Trip:

Fitness is paramount for this ski adventure. Good fitness will make the trip more fun and you will get more out of your week! Although the course will be tailored to the group’s ability, it is highly recommended for you to get as fit as possible before you start. You must be able to ski all day if not most of the day from the first lift to the last lift with a couple of short breaks. 

Insurance:

Getting specialist travel insurance that covers cancellation, medical and mountain rescue is highly recommended. Make sure it covers skiing off-piste beyond the ski boundary and ski touring with an instructor or guide. Buying a Carte de Neige with your lift pass in resort or online is recommended as it will cover any mountain rescue without payment. You can purchase the carte de neige in resort with your lift pass for around 2 euros per day or you can purchase it on line to beat the queues for a year at http://www2.ffs.fr/carteneige. You can also purchase the Carre Neige which is a similar product: www.carreneige.com.

 

Make sure your insurance covers skiing off-piste beyond the ski boundary with an instructor or guide. 

The 5-day Adventure:

This is an off-piste and backcountry adventure. If the weather doesn’t allow us to ski off-piste, we will brush up our technique back on the piste. This is a course where experience and skills will be passed on so you can learn how to ski and move safely off-piste and most importantly to have fun while skiing. You also will be inspired and motivated by adventurer Squash Falconer throughout the week. 

The Ski Area:

The snow-sure ski resort Espace Killy which consists of Val D’isere and Tignes is located in the Tarentaise Valley in the Northern Alps, France. It is one of the biggest ski areas in France with over 300km of slopes and 20km of ski routes available. The off-piste and backcountry routes are endless. 

Questions and Booking

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact: info@freefloski.com

 

Check out: http://www.freefloski.com/

 

We look forward to stepping into your next adventure with you


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