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Women's Ski Performance Courses

This season in Chamonix we have put together some SKI PERFORMANCE and SKI TOURING courses specifically designed for Women.

Our female instructor team of Shona Tate and Dee O'Neill are the key deliverers along with some highly qualified and experienced female Mountain Guides.​


Adventurous Women's Camps (Ski Touring)

These Ski Touring courses are 3 days in duration and are delivered by Dee O'Neill.

Unleash the inner adventurer, whether you are looking to conquer the steeps, break trail and escape into solitude of the mountain, rip up the off piste, tour the alps or just cruise the powder fields this is the place to be. It doesn't matter what size of adventure you have in mind AWC's will build your confidence and help you develop a range of skills and guide you on a path to achieve your adventure no matter how big or small.

We have 2 levels of this course available.

Level 1 requires you to be a competent piste skier and have some skills in off piste skiing.  As well as ski technique skills and Touring skills you will also receive off piste safety education during the course.

Level 2 requires you to already be competent at skiing off piste and ski touring.  The course will further develop you existing skills and provide a safe and responsive environment for you to ski tour with other like minded and skilful women.

Cost:  £340 per head for 3 day session.

2018/19 Dates: 

LEVEL 1 -14/15/16th January 2019, 23/24/25th March 2019

LEVEL 2 - 19/20/21st January 2019, 26/27/28th March 2019

For further information please contact us. 

Ladies do lunch & Women's Off Piste Clinics

Our "Ladies do Lunch" sessions are 3 hours in duration and are designed to help local and visiting women in the Chamonix Valley to build confidence and try out new terrain and skills in a comfortable and supportive environment.

We have 2 levels of the course:

Ladies do Lunch - Intermediate skiers who would describe themselves as cautious but being comfortable on most pistes when in good condition but would like to learn some new skills to help with control and making skiing more enjoyable.  Skiing off piste would be a desire so developing towards that.

Women's Off Piste Clinics - Advanced skiers who would describe themselves as competent on all pistes and ski in off piste terrain but would like to improve their current performance by learning new skills and improving existing ones.  This sessions require off piste safety kit (transceiver/shovel/probe). 

Cost:  £55 per head per session

 

2018/19 Dates: 

Ladies do Lunch:-

Chamonix Valley - 21st December, 3rd, 20th January, 

St Gervais/Les Contamines Area - 18th January, 28th February, 5th April

Women's Off Piste Clinics:-

Chamonix Valley - 21st December, 4th & 25th January, 1st, 15th, 22nd, February, 29th March, 8th April
St Gervais/Les Contamines Area - 18th January, 1st March, 5th April 

If our programme does not suit your dates please let us know and/or consider private lessons

Women Only Off Piste Weeks

Our Off Piste Development weeks are specifically aimed at helping YOU develop into the off piste and variable terrain safely and with confidence. There can be many reasons why you struggle to ski off piste terrain as effectively as you possibly should and this can impact on your ability to learn and improve your performance. We will help you to develop your skiing by giving you the knowledge and then selecting the best drills and strategies to help you become more skilful. Whether you need to learn a new movement pattern (motor learning), block bad habits or make your performance stronger you will gain a greater understanding of how to train and become better. 

We have specifically designed these Women Only courses with your learning and directed practice in mind.  These weeks are set up as 4 x 3 hour sessions.  We find that full day weeks are too much for many clients and the practice time (without your instructor watching) is so important.  The 4 half day sessions will provide you with the appropriate learning time and then you have the freedom to take that knowledge and skill further and practice for the rest of the day (or spend time with family and friends if on a group holiday).  Video analysis will be used to support the learning process.

At the end of the Off Piste Improver course we have the option to book a full day Guided with a fully qualified Mountain Guide.  (This should be booked at the same time as the main course). 

Off Piste safe travel and slope education will be included on these courses.

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?

We offer 2 levels of this course so that we can match compatible skiers together and can create a suitable learning environment so everyone can get the most out or their week.

     Off Piste Beginner

If you are a competent piste skier who has taken time to develop onto all piste runs but have not yet mastered the control on varying degrees of slopes when the textures of snow changes.  The off piste right at the side of the marked runs is a playground for you and you are keen to understand how to use your body and equipment to improve your enjoyment and success then this course is for you.

DATES

2018/19 :- 11-14th February, 9-12th March, 1-4th April. 

Off Piste Improver

This is the course for Skiers who can already get down an off piste run but not gracefully.  You might find it a challenge and use all your strength, both mentally and physically to get down safely.  Ski Touring might be something that you want to develop onto, or you may already do this and want to improve your downhill journey.

DATES

2018/19 :- 11-14th February, 25-28th March, 1-4th April, 9-12th April.

COST

£250 per person for course

£115 per person for 1 day Guided adventure at the end of the course 

(Guide Days - 2018/19 :- 28th December, 18th January, 15th & 22nd February, 29th March, 5th, 10th & 13th April).

DURATION

4 x 3 hour sessions (9-12pm or 1-4pm)

(Guided Day - full day 9-4pm)

GROUP

Group maximum of 6 people

Booking Conditions

Please check out our Ski School Booking conditions here