Alpine Skiing, Morzine France
I offer lessons and guiding for all abilities, from your first day on skis to advanced off-piste skiing, GCSE filming, family days out, and corporate groups.
Alpine skiing is the sport of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed-heel bindings. It is also commonly known as downhill skiing, although that also incorporates different styles.
Alpine skiing can be contrasted with skiing using free-heel bindings; ski mountaineering and nordic skiing – such as cross-country; ski jumping; and telemark. Alpine skiing is popular wherever the combination of snow, mountain slopes, and a sufficient tourist infrastructure can be built up, including Morzine among many others.
The majority of people who ski every year are recreational skiers. If you like to get out, ride the lifts and make a few turns at the local resort or on vacation a few times a year, you are a recreational skier. The whole idea when it comes to your skis is finding boards that make the experience more fun so that you can enjoy those precious days on the hill.
Get in touch with me today and learn more about alpine skiing in Morzine or to start planning your trip over!
Ready for Alpine Skiing (touring)?
Apline skiing providers a thrilling experience as we explore the mountains of Morzine in France. It’s an opportunity for experienced skiiers ready to take the sport to the next level. Please get in touch with me today to book your excursion.
What is Alpine Touring?
Alpine touring is what you get when you combine hiking with downhill skiing. You also get an amazing workout, and good old fashioned fun. If you haven’t discovered the joys of alpine touring, you’re in for a treat!
Alpine touring takes you off the beaten track, and you get plenty of physical exertion. But, the payoff can make it worth the extra effort. Alpine touring takes you off the beaten ski trails to discover fresh snow and spectacular views.
If you’re ready to skip the ski lift and experience backcountry skiing, you’ll need some extra gear and a good guide.
Do I need different gear for alpine skiing?
Alpine touring doesn’t necessarily require different gear than what you’d use for downhill or cross-country skiing, but investing in some specialized stuff can make the trek safer and more enjoyable.
The gear you would need are skis, ski boots, goggles, a helmet and ski poles. Optional gear includes a ski bag, ski carrier, sunglasses and even walkie talkies in case of emergencies. For clothing, you will need ski gloves or mittens, base layer, sweater or a fleece jacket, ski jacket and pants.
What are alpine touring bindings?
Alpine touring bindings (also known as “AT bindings“, allow you to lift your heels naturally while skinning uphill, then lock your boots down and use regular alpine skiing technique when you want to go downhill.
These are the bindings you use to access backcountry terrain. Used in combination with climbing skins and alpine touring boots that have a hinging upper cuff, AT bindings make traveling over snowy ground remarkably fast and efficient.
Is alpine skiing or alpine touring dangerous?
Just like with any sport, there are dangers involved in any type of skiing including alpine skiing. If you do decide to book an alpine skiing tour with me, we will go through all the safety measuers taken to make the tour more enjoyable.
No matter where or when you choose to ski, the most important consideration should be who you’re skiing with. An experienced instructors who know the terrain will be able to guide inexperienced skiers away from cliffs and other dangerous areas.
Please contact me by filling out the form below. I am happy to answer any questions you migth have, and you are under no obligation to hire me! If you want a face to face, we can Zoom or Skype, or whatever you prefer.