Guests on one of our off piste ski holidays in Meribel

Off Piste Ski Holidays

Single skier off-piste Skier throwing snow in the air Snowboarder carving up powder Chamonix skiers on the ridge
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Adults only

No children allowed on our holidays

Capable Skiers

You will be skiing with other capable skiers

Advanced Skiers

This is for advanced skiers only

Ski Safari Junkies

Go on safari through the mountains on your skis

See what its like to off-piste with an experienced instructor/guide with our Off-Piste Ski Holidays. Explore off the beaten track and improve your skills along the way

Learn to off-piste on our fabulous off-piste holidays. Course included!

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Improve your skiing ability and meet amazing new people

What better way to improve your performance and technique than with a full week of off-piste skiing and snowboarding. Our off-piste ski courses week is perfect for those looking to really get out into the wilderness on a backcountry ski holiday, and also for those who just want to dip their toe in and improve their technique.

Meet other off-piste skiers and snowboarders on a social ski holiday

If you're a skier travelling alone or in a small group, you have come to the right place. Welcome to The Ski Gathering — social ski holidays for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Meet like-minded and sociable people on a ski holiday that's equally suited to day-one beginners and seasoned veterans alike.

We have decades of combined experience providing first-rate ski holidays. So we understand that a first solo ski trip can seem a little daunting, especially if you're travelling alone as a solo skier. Well, we're here to help. At The Ski Gathering, you won't be on your own — you'll be sharing with other guests who are in the same boat as you.

A typical day with The Ski Gathering on our Off-Piste holidays

No single supplement. What does that mean?

The single-occupancy supplement is generally the biggest headache for individual skiers travelling alone. Usually, solos have to pay a premium for the empty bed, making ski holidays unaffordable for most singles and solo skiers. With The Ski Gathering, you'll be sharing a room so there is no single supplement. Sharing a triple or quad room, you pay slightly less than those sharing a twin.

Skiing off-piste
Skier on top of the world
Mountain in Kaprun
Kaprun Ski Resort

Whats included on our Off-Piste Ski Holiday

  • Certified Instructors
  • Video Feedback
  • 3 Hours Per Morning
  • 18 Hours Instruction Per Week
  • Avalanche Gear Provided
  • Full Day Adventure on Friday

Off-Piste Course

We have partnered with an amazing local ski school to bring you a comprehensive course designed to bring your snow skills to the next level. This "introduction to off-piste" week is designed to really elevate a competent skier and help them gain more control off-piste. The course includes a full 18 hours of instruction throughout the week.

Why Join?

Finding yourself at a plateau in your skiing progression? Adverse snow conditions a challenge? Our off-piste week is the gateway to the whole new world of skiing. Allowing you to ski faster and more accurately on-piste and with more control and competence off-piste this week will redefine how you view the mountain and backcountry.

How It Works

There is a clear focus on teaching you to deal with a wide variety of snow conditions confidently. This is all done under the watchful eye of fully qualified experienced instructors. This course zeros in on the tactics and techniques required to successfully navigate powder, steeps, bumps and also a bit of freestyle.

Course Structure

Most days will comprise of 3 hours of skiing in the morning with the instructors. This will also include video feedback. These are normally done from Sunday to Thursday. On the Friday of the week the instructors will lead the group on a full day of off-piste adventure. There will be a day off on Wednesday. The afternoons are free to do as you please.

Who Is This For?

This course is designed for solid confident capable on-piste skiers. It is important that you have the ability and fitness levels required to participate in this course. These requirements will be enforced by the instructors and anyone who does not meet their criteria will not be allowed to participate. A reasonable level of fitness is required but this will be built on during the week.

Minimum Requirements

You are required to be either a level 6 or level 7 skier to join the off-piste week. This means you should be a competent all piste (Blue / Red / Black) skier. You should have advanced skills in parallel turning and be comfortable on reds and blacks. You should have skied at least 8 times or more. You should be able to handle small moguls and a light amount of off-piste. You should aim to start feeling pretty fit.

  • Be relatively fit
  • Comfortable on black pistes
  • Parallel on all red runs
  • Minimum level 6 / level 7
  • At least 8 weeks skiing experience
  • Requirements strictly enforced

Who are our Off-Piste holidays for?

Dates & Prices 2022-2023

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Off piste skier on Off Piste Ski Courses leave tracks in Meribel

Meet other capable and competent skiers on our Off-Piste Weeks

Everyone is welcome, but these weeks are a great opportunity for skiers and boarders looking for a new challenge to really take it to the next level on the mountain and in the backcountry.

off piste skiers on a course

I took part in the off-piste course with the ski gathering and could not have had a better time. The off-piste course itself was challenging and pushed me out of my comfort zone. The instructors (John and Mike) were friendly and patient. I felt like my skiing technique improved a lot over the week.

Jay stayed in Meribel (Feb 2019)

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