Ski and physical condition level
Off-piste ski level
S1 Aspirer off-piste
Confident piste skier (black runs), but only just beginning to venture off-piste on slopes up to 28°.
S2 Intermediate off-piste
Used to skiing off-piste with a pack and able to cope with difficult conditions by a combination of side-slipping, traverses and kick-turns. Able to cope with short sections up to 30°.
S3 Advanced off-piste
Skis the fall-line in most conditions and rarely falls. Confident on steep slopes up to 40° using jump turns or short swings in couloirs.
S4 Expert off-piste
Able to ski all types of snow with panache and enjoys the challenge of slopes of 45° or more.
Physical condition level
3 – 4 hours ascending. approx 800 m ascent. 250 m / hour. Carrying a day pack.
3 – 5 hours ascending. 800 – 1000 m ascent. 300 m / hour. Carrying a day pack.
4 – 6 hours ascending. 1200 – 1600 m ascent. 400 m / hour. Carrying a backpack for multiple consecutive days.
6 – 8 hours. 1300 - 2000 m ascent. 400 m / hour. Carrying a backpack for multiple consecutive days.
If you are unsure about your ski ability and / or condition don't hesitate to call us for a chat to discuss if the trip is right for you.