What better way to improve your performance and technique than with a full week of off piste skiing and snowboarding. Our off piste week is perfect for those looking to really get out into the wilderness and also for those who just want to dip their toe in and improve their technique.
If you're a first-time 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The prices shown are per person, except where it is explicitly stated otherwise. They include chalet accommodation with breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meals (except on staff nights off). Some chalets offer inclusive wine and beer - see your chalet page for details. Some holidays also include certain extras such as ski hire, lift passes, guides or lessons, please see specific holiday dates for details. A comprehensive concierge service is included in the cost of your holiday so please let us know what you need nad we will take care of it for you, we do not charge for this service. Flights are not included.
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)See More Reviews