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BASS Freeride Days

The All Mountain Experience

Discovering the joys of backcountry and off piste skiing and boarding is a rite of passage for all progressing snowsports enthusiasts. British Alpine endeavour to introduce you to this exhilarating experience in the safest and most enjoyable way.

Discover the most effective techniques to sail through deep powder snow, descend the steepest shoots and slalom through mountain forests. Your BASS Guide will select the best terrain and conditions available to coach your performance and improve your skills. Video analysis will be used to give you real time feedback to enable you to make changes on the day.

Available in Val D'Isere - Tignes - Meribel - Val Thorens - Courchevel

Avalanche Awareness

Unless you are an expert, you should never be off piste without a qualified guide. On the BASS course we will train you how to use the life-saving safety equipment and procedures needed to rescue you or others should the unthinkable happen. Showing you how best to Respond – Survive – Save Lives in engaging and enjoyable scenarios practiced on the mountain.

Transceivers Searching: It is essential to wear a transceiver and know how to use it.

Probes: Learn how to use this vital piece of equipment to find others under the snow.

Shovels: Find out how to dig a snow evaluation pit and the best ways to evacuate someone buried under the snow.

Route planning: Discover how to spot the signs of possible avalanches and how to choose the safest slopes to enjoy the powder snow.

Your BASS Guides

All members of the BASS Team hold the highest qualification possible. Level 4 BASI and the prestigious ISTD including the European Mountain Safety module. They have many years of experience in all terrains and know the area and all the best spots better than anyone. Their awesome teaching abilities will have you feeling like a Freeride Hero in no time.

The Equipment

A safety rucksack containing a transceiver, shovel and probe is compulsory and available from local hire shops. Fat skis are the best solution if powder runs are available, but don’t go too fat. An all mountain ski with a rocker construction and some shape to them will work best. These can be rented for the day. Don’t turn up without your goggles and a spare under layer of clothing to swap out the sweaty one midday.

Inflatable ABS Bags are available from some suppliers, a good idea, but not essential.

The Program

8.45am Meet for briefing and coffee.

9am Avalanche awareness training.

Making sure all equipment is functional and everyone knows how to use it.

10.30am Performance training.

Riding the slopes while being coached and videoed.

12.30pm Lunch.

Easy going warm food in the closest location to the best riding.

1.30pm The All Mountain Adventure

Under the guidance and coaching of your BASS Guide, explore everything the mountain has to offer in an afternoon of fun and excitement.

4pm Head for the most deserved après ski session of your life and relive the experiences of the day over a cold beer.

Price €295 per day* Discounts for groups.

Dates: December to May - Any Day - Not school holidays.

*Course only, equipment and lunch not included.

Available in Val D'Isere - Tignes - Meribel - Val Thorens - Courchevel

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