It's the ultimate, the cream. It's what racers do on their days off. Freeride, off piste, call it what you will, master it and it's unquestionably the best fun you can have on skis. And, joy upon joy, modern kit has brought this avenue of the sport, once strictly a pro's only zone, within the grasp of anyone who can link parallel turns and has a little fire in their belly.
Off Piste & Freeride the 4th episode in the critically acclaimed Skiing Skills series, describes exactly what's involved. In over 90 minutes of material, the established team of presenters Peter Hart, coaching guru Sean Langmuir and trainer and former GB team racer Amanda Pirie break down the skills and techniques. Equally importantly they address all the psychological, tactical, physical and environmental issues of off piste skiing.
They call on the services of top mountain guide Jim Kerr, an expert on mountain safety, and Salomon's equipment connoisseur Eric Davies. They chat with Britain's most successful alpine competitor Alain Baxter while Al Morgan and Claire Hainge from the Ski Club of Great Britain share some of the Club's vast knowledge including; safety when skiing off piste, resort choice, kit and clothing appropriate for off piste conditions.
Filmed in Chamonix, Europe's off piste capital, using HD broadcast equipment and point of view cameras, Off Piste & Freeride is entertaining, informative and breathtaking.
Endorsed by the Ski Club of Great Britain and BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors).