Are you a powder hound? Is a knee-deep dump of snow your tonic? We'll tell you where to find miles of terrain, the best ski areas and even tuition - if you need help taking things up a notch.
Chamonix in France is considered a promised land of extreme sports and has neither a shortage of powder nor believers in the claim that it's home to the world's best off-piste skiing. If it's your first foray into off-piste, Les Houches and Domaine de Balme - at either end of the Chamonix Valley - are ideal jumping-off points.
Soldeu in Andorra can mix it with the best of them, in terms of size, and is part of the imposing Grandvalira ski area. There are off-piste adventures to be had in the freeride zones at Pic Blanc and in the bowl above Riba Escorxada. Because most skiers in Soldeu are beginners and early intermediates, off-piste routes can go undisturbed for days.
Other great places for off-piste skiing are:
Take to limitless off-piste slopes for advanced ski lessons and test your limits in the company of similarly experienced skiers.
Learn to expertly meander through fiendish mogul fields, and master techniques from freestyling and carving to powder skiing. Each resort offers different tuition options, so make sure you check that the available lessons are suitable for you.
Advanced tuition is available in these resorts:
If you're looking to perfect your technique, the improver packs will help you along. You'll get your tuition, ski hire and an area lift pass for one great price. We're making learning to ski easier with our improver packs - available to book online.