Freeski Fridays in Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry

Freeski Friday is a weekly event for ski and snowboarders interested in off-piste skiing, off-piste safety and ski touring.

 

The program varies each week according to the numbers of participants, their abilities and the snow and weather conditions.  The session will be led by an experienced AIM Snowsports off-piste instructor.

 

Typically it will include;

 

Backcountry safety education

Avalanche rescue procedures

Transceiver search practise

Snow pack analysis

A short ski tour or hike

Off piste skiing with tips on technique.

 

This will be an opportunity on a weekly basis to discuss and learn more about backcountry off piste skiing with the aim of enjoying the mountains in the company of like minded people.

 

Equipment required:

 

For skiing off piste

Off-piste skis

Tranceiver, shovel & probe in a backpack

Touring skis, boots & skins (for ski touring)

Please check our availability and register for the weekly events using the AIM Snowsports website or feel free to contact us to discuss your free skiing aims.

 

Example Freeski Friday (actual program will vary depending on participants)

10:00am meet inside La Crèche restaurant, Col de la Chal (Top of Arcabulle & Transarc lifts)

Chat to participants, decide plan for the day and collect payments.

Tool talk

Using the Transceiver, shovel & probe and best practises. Procedures in the event of an avalanche or accident.

Ski touring (option to Boot pack might be possible for those without ski touring equipment)

Introduction and familiarisation with equipment

Ski tour distance will vary depending on participants

Around 3 hours round trip will including off-piste awareness & safety.

Assessing slopes & collecting information

Snowpit analysis

Map reading, route planning

Off piste skiing with tips

(Bring your own drink & snacks)

Prices may vary according to group size and days plan but will be around 50 Euros each payable to the instructor on the day.

Please register in advance and reserve your place using the online booking system.