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If it's working on your off-piste skiing or touring skills check out the Action Outdoors courses for this winter to whip you into shape: NEW



Action Outdoors is launching more than 60 dedicated off-piste and ski touring courses for Winter 2018/19.

There are 40 off-piste courses in 11 resorts and more than 20 ski touring courses in six resorts in the French Alps for this winter.

There's no denying that ski touring is on the rise, and Action Outdoors is feeling this demand.

If you want to really escape the crowds, properly experience the back country and aren't afraid of a bit of hard work then ski touring is for you.

Touring gives you access to anywhere you want to go.

The wilderness, the views, the fresh tracks and feeling of personal achievement is what makes ski touring a true passion for so many.

But it is important to know what you're doing and prepare yourself what what is out there in the great backcountry.

Action Outdoors has a number of ski touring courses depending on your ski ability and your level of fitness.

So if you are super fit, love to break a sweat but aren't necessarily a very strong skiers there is a course for you.

How about the Introduction to Ski Touring and Ski Off-Piste in Les Contamines:

Dates through the winter, with prices from £884pp including 7 nights full-board accommodation, lift pass, ski equipment hire, 23 hours of instruction and guiding. 

If you are a powder junkie who dreams of epic ascents and are prepared to put in a bit of slog to get there then look into this:

The famous Haute Route ski tour - Chamonix Zermatt Original.

Dates - March or April.

Costs £1,222 per person including 7 nights accommodation and food in mountain huts, lift pass (where required) and guiding.

Travel: Direct coach with Snow Express from London to Argentiere, from £119 return.
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Perhaps it's specifically your off-piste skiing you would like to work on this season.

Skiing off piste carries a number of real dangers, therefore even the more experienced backcountry skiers should only explore these challenging areas with a qualified guide.

Action Outdoors has courses suitable for the intermediate piste skier looking to try off-piste for the first time through to guided weeks for those that want some tips on technique. 

The main aim is to find the best descents and the best conditions.

Action Outdoors is offering ski courses from introduction to off-piste to expert high-mountain skiing in huge name French resorts such as Chamonix, Val d'Isere and Val Thorens.

Or, check out this one in Flaine to start your off-piste experience.

Prices start from £759pp including 7 nights full-board accommodation, lift pass, ski equipment hire, 23 hours of instruction and guiding.
Expert off-pisters looking to push a little more, how about a course in Argentiere, Chamonix.

Prices start at £884pp including 7 nights full-board accommodation, lift pass, ski equipment hire, 23 hours of instruction and guiding.
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"The range of off-piste and ski touring courses we run goes way beyond any other tour operator and whilst we have holidays for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, the opportunity for people to explore off-piste terrain whilst keeping costs to a sensible level, has proved very popular - hence the increase in courses on offer this winter," Action Outdoors Managing Director, David Robertson, says.

"Anyone thinking about getting into off-piste skiing or touring right through to experts who would like professional guiding in unknown areas has a course on offer for them," David says.

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Of course we have just picked four courses here out of dozens on offer with Action Outdoors.

The courses are all held out of the UCPA centres in some of the largest resorts in France, with some of the ski touring courses also using mountain huts where required.

The UCPA is a not for profit organisation that offers all-inclusive packages that include full board accommodation (in multi-share or twin rooms), lift passes, equipment hire and instruction or guiding included in the price.

If you'd like a low-cost quick trip take a look at the four-day off piste courses in Chamonix, starting at £447pp, all-inclusive.

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