Backcountry Abroad

This year we will be Back country skiing from different resorts in the Aosta valley and we intend to spend at least one night in a mountain refuge as part of our tour or have at least 1 helicopter uplift on each of the weeks. A new departure this year is a week’s skiing in Iceland. True adventure and no uplift, earning every turn.

Donnie Making turns in icelandic fresh


Our Italian courses will be based in the fabulous Monte Rosa  and we will be based at the excellent Hotel Castor in Champoluc. See

Monte Rosa is a fantastic area for off piste skiing, covering the resorts of Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna. The area of Alagna in particular, is famed for off piste skiing.

Kenny, Donnie and Stewart with the Matterhorn behind

Course tuition will be for 6 days and will be a combination of piste performance and introduction to off piste skiing. As part of the course you will have the opportunity to try skinning and some ski tours. These will of course, be weather dependent. We will include at least 1 night in a Mountain hut. Participants will have the benefit of 2 coaches throughout.

Course participants will be given a refresher on Avalanche Safety and Transceiver work. Map reading will be included and the timing of ski tours and other expeditions

The course will help you to begin to explore beyond the areas served by the lifts and give you the confidence, knowledge and tools that you need to do so in safety and security.

En route to the St Bernard Hospice

Costs of coaching on these courses is £370


Champoluc course 1 15-22 January 2022

Champoluc course 2   22-29 January 2022


Our Iceland course will be based in  the Troll Peninsula at Siglund fiord This course will be for 10 days duration to allow for a full days travel at either end and the possibility of a day off to enjoy the sights in Iceland This will be a physical course and will involve skinning up and earning every turn. Please ensure you are fit enough to skin 1000m every day for 7 days. Cost of coaching for this course will be £420 per person


Iceland course 1. 

28th April to 7th May (Thursday Saturday flights)