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Off Piste Courses - British Alpine Ski School, Chamonix

Ski touring, mountaineering and backcountry courses

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Chamonix Off Piste is your gateway to the exciting world of off piste skiing in the Chamonix area. BASS Chamonix can help you to develop your off piste and all mountain skiing skills in safety. Their IFMGA Mountain Guides are amongst the best in the business with a great deal of experience from around the world.

They offer a number of specialist courses including a range of 3-day off piste courses (for different ability levels), Ski Performance for Mountaineers and Ski Touring.

The 3-day Off Piste courses are a very popular format typically with 2-days spent with an instructor developing your off piste skills and 1-day with an IFMGA Mountain Guide taking you on a classic route such as the Vallee Blanche (weather and snow permitting). These courses have proved so popular that they now run different levels meaning those who have done the courses before can return for more!

Their Ski Performance Courses for Mountaineers are very popular courses designed for those with a mountaineering background who wish to develop their downhill skiing ability. These courses are run in conjunction with Alison Culshaw of Off Piste Performance and have been running since 2007. They now appeal to a wide range of people from mountain guides to mountaineers to ski tourers and anyone like minded. 

Ski Touring Courses – they have now introduced two levels of ski touring courses; Intro Tourer and Intermediate Tourer and both of these courses are 2 days duration and run by their team of Ski Instructors & Mountain Guides.

For those interested in doing the Haute Route their courses are ideal for developing your technical skiing and ski touring skills so that you can enjoy and get the most out of this classic tour. Their Mountain Guides have a wealth of experience on all the classic tours around Chamonix and beyond.

Who should go

This is perfect for those that are intermediate or advanced skiers / mountaineers who want to progress their skills. 


Visitor comments

  • "Just dropping you a line to say how much we enjoyed the Mountaineer's Performance Course last month. Alison was amazing and has shown us the Force! The only regret we have is not discovering the course sooner.  We thought we could ski - now we feel we have the skills to learn how to ski better! A fabulous week, we'll be back next year for more! So much to learn...."
  • "3-day Off Piste: "I wanted to let you know we thought the course was great - a really nice mix of learning and application within a fun group atmosphere... We thought the quality of your instruction was excellent and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you or get some more lessons if we were in the area.  In addition, we felt very safe with Jeff and thought he was an excellent guide."​
  • "I really appreciate the effort that you and Jeff made to improving our skiing and touring skills, while also making this a very safe and enjoyable trip. I have spent quite a bit of time with guides and ski instructors over the years, but this is the first time that I feel like I have made a quantum leap in my abilities. The course really delivered on the objectives."


  • Activities
  • Glacier Walking
  • Heli-Ski
  • Ski Touring
  • Skiing
  • Telemarking
  • Guides & Instructors
  • Ski Guides
  • Ski-Touring Guides
  • Lessons
  • Adult Lessons
  • Coaching/Development
  • Freestyle/Freeride Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Instructor Courses
  • Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons
  • Private Lessons
  • Ski Lessons
  • Steep Skiing Lessons


  • Open Seasons
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Address
  • Chamonix Valley
  • 74400