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 and James Thacker will be on hand to offer instruction and guiding. #OPProver
We will again be offering a trip to the island of Kvaløya in Arctic Norway. This has been one of our favourite destinations for personal skiing for many years and we are keen to share this magnificent area. A ski touring trip to the island of Kvaløya, positioned close to Norway’s northern city of Tromsø, visits a unique set of mountains in the Arctic Circle.
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.
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 Thacker (BASI ISTD Ski Instructor) and Rob Jarvis (IFMGA International Mountain Guide).
Along side our other trips in the Arctic Circle of Norway we will also be visiting the island of Arnøya. The islands of Arnøya and Kågan have been on the Off Piste Performance radar for a long time, being visible from our accommodation in Oldervik. These islands are emerging as a remote and exploratory destination, and should be on any Norwegian devotees wish list.
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.
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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