A ski touring trip to the Lyngen Alps (Lyngsalpene), visiting a unique set of mountains in the Arctic Circle. The most famous mountains lie on the Lyngen Peninsula and surrounding islands such as Kvaløya, Ringvassøya and Uløya giving fantastic skiing and scenery high above the fjords.
Rather than having one set location the aim is to rove around the alps, sampling the best resorts on offer from year to year. But when visiting a new area sometimes the security of a well practiced routine is important, and in this case both Alison Culshaw and James Thacker will be on hand to offer instruction and guiding. #OPProver
These courses have been designed to make the most of the Scottish conditions and give mountaineers the option of accessing the same tuition at home in the UK. The course has exactly the same ethos and focus of those run in Chamonix; to bring together like-minded people to develop their off-piste skiing.
This course has been running since 2007 with increasing popularity every season. It aims to bring together like-minded people to develop their off-piste performance. You will be given simple yet effective tools to ski ice, bumps, powder, chopped up powder and whatever other snow we come across in the off-piste.
A ski instruction course designed to improve both your technical off-piste skiing and mountain safety awareness and skills whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process. The course will be run by both Alison Culshaw (BASI ISTD Ski Instructor) and Rob Jarvis (IFMGA International Mountain Guide).
Welcome to Off Piste Performance
Off Piste Performance Ltd provides ski instruction from Alison Thacker (née Culshaw) ISTD and ski guiding by James Thacker (IFMGA Mountain Guide). We specialise in private ski tuition and ski guiding tailored to the needs of you, the skier. Based in Chamonix since 2005, Alison and James will help you achieve your skiing aspirations and beyond, whether it is your first time venturing away from the lifts, or you want to fine tune your off-piste skills.
Off Piste Performance also offers the renowned 'Ski Performance for Mountaineers' which has been bringing together like-minded people to develop their off-piste skills since 2007.
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