Nestled high up in the Val d'Annivers region of Switzerland surrounded by mega resorts like Zermatt, Verbier and Grans Montana Grimentz is a hidden gem and a Freeride Mecca only hardcore freeriders have heard of. Connected to Zinal by a modern high speed cablecar there is endless freeride terrain to explore. Even a week or more after a snowfall good snow is easy to find.
Our Splitboard Freeride course is all about maximising conditions and involves a bit of everything, shredding from the lift, short boot packs and splitboard touring days. Whatever the conditions throw at us we'll find the best powder possible! Focusing on splitboard touring skills, along with developing backcountry safety skills and the ability to read and ride natural terrain, this week is perfect for those looking to get a taste for splitboarding and those already bitten by the bug and looking to develop their backcountry and splitboarding skills. Typically we'll splitboard for 2 out of the 5 days depending on conditions.
Chalet L'Ourson is a self-carted Chalet situated in Grimentz's picturesque old town within walking distance of the lift. This homely four bedroom traditionally built wooden Swiss Chalet has plenty of character and is the perfect spot to recover from a long days riding. Hearty evening meals will be delivered every evening so no need to worry about cooking.
Be prepared to hike most days with hikes of a minimum of 500m vertical on 2 out of the 5 days. A good level of fitness and powder riding experience are essential to maximise this week of adventure and powder.
27th-3rd Feb 2024