Off-piste skiing and ski touring are perhaps the most exhilarating ways to enjoy the mountains in winter. Olly is passionate about both and runs itineraries from January to May. Skiing with Olly means fresh tracks and doing our best to avoid the crowds. This is achieved by expert local knowledge, quiet resorts, helicopter access or putting on skins.
If you're looking to take your first turns off-piste or already a hardened powder hound then Olly has courses and guided tours to thrill, challenge and to take you to your next skiing level.
Olly also provides two day Avalanche Awareness and All Mountain Safety courses for skiers and boarders. These are usually run from mid December to the end of January. Below are some of Olly’s favourite areas and itineraries.
Chamonix : Chamonix is generally considered to have some of the best off-piste skiing in the world. Much of this is accessible from the lift systems and includes descents of over 2000m. Alagna / Gressoney : The Italian resort of Alagna is part of the Monterosa ski region and has a reputation for having some of Europe's best wilderness skiing which attracts the more hard-core free-skiing element. Grimentz : With skiing on all aspects of the compass the valley is renowned for its variety of snow and the scope of its free-ride domain. Each day our pursuit of untouched powder snow starts from a different ski region in the valley allowing for something new everyday! La Grave : La Grave is one of the Alps’ most renowned off-piste ski areas. For years it has attracted the best of the world’s off-piste skiers who come for the great skiing and the majestic beauty of the place. It has over 2100m of vertical and much of the skiing is not for the fainthearted! Andermatt : Andermatt is renowned for its excellent snow record thanks to its geographical location. The off-piste possibilities are varied and quiet!
Haute Route – ‘The’ classis tour from Chamonix to Zermatt with many variations such as the Grand Loi. Bernese Oberland – Starting in Grindelwald the tour traverses this high mountain region. Western Oberland – From Diablaret to Kandersteg. A little known gem with great huts. Grand Paradiso – Wild unspoilt scenery and demanding yet rewarding terrain. Haute Route du Soleil – A magical tour around Andermatt area straddling the Swiss/Italian border. Vanoise – A wild National Park behind the Trois Vallees. Silveretta Traverse – Touring along the Austrian/Swiss border being ideal for the intermediate skier. Monterosa Haute Route – For the Hard Core tourer, big days big peaks and spectacular scenery.
Why not try something a bit further a-field like Russia, Turkey, Morocco, Chile and Slovenia.