Intro to Ski-Touring Course
Our "Intro to Ski-Touring" courses provide a fun, safe and accessible way for skiers to experience the freedom and beauty of true backcountry skiing for the first time. Our head coach Sam Parkes has 10 years experience guiding offpiste in Zermatt and holds the Brevet Federal and BASI ISTD qualifications.
Is this course for you?
This course is suitable for anyone who can ski comfortably everywhere on piste, already has some experience of skiing offpiste and with a level of fitness that willallow for gentle aerobic activity for up to 2 hours at a time.
If you're looking to find the best runs to suit your skiing or would simply like to explore the area and be recommended great coffee and lunch spots, booking a private instructor is the way to do it.
The ski instructors at Supreme have priority lift access, particularly useful during busy periods or on powder days, skiing with an instructor will enable you to use the ski school lines to jump part of the lift queue.

Our intro to Ski-Touring Course

This 3 day course is perfect for all confident skiers who want to take their first steps into the exhilarating world of ski touring. The groups are kept to just 4 students to ensure everyone receives the maximum feedback during this course and to ensure safety in the backcountry. Our head coach Sam holds the highest qualification in Switzerland, the Brevet Federal, and will go through all aspects of the discipline so that our students will learn the basics of:

- Transceiver rescue
- Snowpack analysis
- Map reading
- Route planning
- Equipment use
- Ski touring and offpiste technique

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Our intro to Ski-Touring course options:
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Resort: Zermatt, Switzerland
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Zermatt: Zermatt is a renowned destination for off-piste skiing, nestled in the Swiss Alps near the border with Italy. This charming mountain village is famous for its stunning views of the iconic Matterhorn peak and its exceptional skiing opportunities, including off-piste adventures.
Off-piste skiing in Zermatt offers thrilling experiences for advanced and expert skiers, allowing them to explore the vast expanses of untouched snow and challenging terrain beyond the groomed slopes.
The surrounding alpine landscape provides numerous options for off-piste routes, from gentle powder-filled bowls to steep couloirs, providing an adrenaline rush and a sense of adventure for those seeking an immersive skiing experience.

What to expect
9AM Meet in resort, make plans based on weather
Early Morning Program
9.30-10.30am: technical training on how to use touring skis and skins, practice uphill skinning
Late Morning Program
10.30am-11am: how to read and assess the SLF avalanche bulletin, how to plan a route based on the information 11am-12pm: offpiste technique training with video analysis
12pm-12.45pm: stop for lunch
12.45pm-3pm: afternoon tour, working on uphill technique, map reading and navigation
3pm descent to the village
A few suggestions on what to bring to your lessons. If you need any advice, just give our friendly office team a call!
Ski Boots
SPF Lip Salve
Sun Cream
Lift Pass
Cash for a drink
How to book your Intro to Ski-Touring Course
Speak to our team of highly-trained advisors

Our friendly office team are renowned for their excellent customer service. Our goal is to help make your holiday unforgettable, this starts with your initial enquiry - you can expect a quick and informative response, whether it’s by phone, email or after you have made a booking online. If it’s your first time skiing, we recommend giving the office a call and we’ll talk you through the best options for you.

Supreme Intro to Ski Touring Team
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Where is the meeting point?
You will be informed by our office team about the meeting point
Can the instructors use the Ski School queue jump lines at the lifts?
Yes our instructors can skip the queue in Zermatt
What qualifications do the instructors have?
The instructors that will be teaching this course are Brevet Federal and BASI 4
Are lift passes and ski rental included?
The course price just covers the instructor's time and does not include ski pass or equipment rental. If you would like advice on which ski pass to buy or where to rent your equipment, please just ask our office team for assistance.