Intermediate Ski Touring

If you’ve already dipped a toe into ski touring, then you’ll need some local knowledge to help you get the most out of your holiday. Having spent twenty years in the Portes du Soleil I can show you the best of the area has to offer for any given set of weather conditions. When conditions allow we can even ski lift accessed powder till lunch, and save the walking for when the easy snow is tracked out.

The resort of Morzine is part of one of the largest linked ski areas in the world. We’ve got the Portes du Soleil which offers a wide variety of ski runs for all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to freeride experts. Ski touring over here is nothing you’ve experienced before – that I can promise you!

 

 

Intermediate Ski Touring in France

As your personal ski instructor and guide, I will ensure a customised approach to our ski touring excursion. Ski touring in France means you will enjoy the sense of freedom that only being off-piste can provide.

What is considered an intermediate skier?

You are skiing confidently on red runs with good parallel turns. You know how to tilt your skis onto their edges and enjoy going a little faster. You can control your speed and direction pretty well on most pistes.

What are the different levels of skiing?

Level 1 – First time skiier, never skiied before and not able to stop on a gentle slope.

Level 2 – Novice. Learning to turn and take control on gentle slopes. Not yet progressed to chair lifts or easy runs.

Level 3 – Comfortable novice. Can link strong snowplow turns or wide stance parallel on green runs. Has experience riding chairlifts (while skiing).

Level 4 – Intermediate. Able to ski parallel turns with pole plant. Can ski most blue runs, more advanced blues remain a challenge. 

Level 5 – Advanced. Able to ski strong parallel turns with a pole plant on all blue runs and easy black runs. Learning, short turns, off piste, moguls, powder and more difficult terrain.

Level 6 – Expert. Enjoys the challenge of skiing in control in all conditions and terrain. Wants to experience more. 

 

What colour is the easiest ski run?

Green
Green is an easy shallow & wide slope for beginners.

Blue is for intermediate skiers who can turn on steeper faster gradients.

In Europe, Red is for very good confident skiers that like a challenge.

Black or Double Black Diamond is for expert skiers who can handle very steep, uneven gradients.Feb

Do you have any questions?

I am happy to answer any questions you may have about skiing in Morzine. If you’d also like to know more about pricing and pacakges or more information about beginner classes.

Let’s Chat
Feel free to contact me directly by phone or WhatsApp at:

+33 (0) 677052961

Or email:

paddy_morris@hotmail.com

I am happy to answer any questions you might have, and you are under no obligation to hire me! If you want a face to face, we can Zoom or Skype, whichever you prefer.

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