Snoworks Launch A Brand New Ski Course For Summer And Autumn 2018

Snoworks – the all mountain ski course company, has launched a brand new course that will run on the glacier in Tignes, France, during the Summer and Autumn of 2018.

The courses aim to provide a high level of technical coaching for skiers who want to improve their technical skills. Snoworks work almost exclusively during the winter months in what they call an ‘open’ environment where they have redefined ski teaching in environments that are constantly changing and where most skiers tend to struggle. The Summer and Autumn provide the perfect opportunity to develop technical skills in a more ‘consistent’ environment so skiers are ready to apply these skills when the winter arrives.

Director of Snoworks Ski Courses, Phil Smith, said:

Many years ago when we began the journey at Snoworks into all-mountain skiing we recognised the difference in coaching methodology for ‘ open ‘ and ‘ closed ‘ sports. During the winter months we are working more or less exclusively in ‘open’ environments with our clients – In the bumps, in off-piste, coping with ice and bad visibility, on steeper terrain. We recognise that whilst many of our clients have achieved great results learning to perform in the ‘open’ environment they would also like to develop their technical skills to much higher levels. The best way to do this is to come out of the ‘open’ environment and invest in time pre-season.


2018 Dates: July 2, 9 and 16 (Summer courses) and October 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 19 (Autumn Courses).

Courses run for 5 days, Monday to Friday with approximately 4 to 5 hours of instruction with a break for lunch.

Minimum standard: skiers who can ski reds and blacks all day with a stop for lunch.

Costs: £350 for the course. Accommodation packages are available, starting at £219 per person including half board on a twin occupancy basis in a 2 star chalet during the summer. Other options are available. Return Geneva Airport transfers cost from £110 return.

Phil Smith talks about the ‘open’ and ‘closed’ skiing environments in this recent blog post.

    Company Information

    Snoworks specialises in ski courses and offers a number of different courses in destinations including its base in the French Alps and across the world. Coaches and instructors include Phil Smith (founder and director), Lee Townend (BASI Trainer) and Nick Quinn (Former Development Manager for BASI), Euan Gardiner, Dave Norman, Bryan Hogg and Tristan Benwell, along with numerous UIAGM Mountain Guides. Course destinations include Tignes, La Tania, St Foy, St Anton, La Plagne, Corvara and Hintertux – Adventure destinations include Chile, Japan, Norway and Kyrgyzstan. Snoworks courses include, All-Terrain, Off-Piste, Backcountry, Backcountry Access, Off-Piste Safety, Race Carve, Junior Race and Bumps along with new summer and autumn Technical Courses, a GAP program to qualify as a ski instructor before the winter starts and Professional training for instructors and racers.

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    Robert Stewart
    PR DirectorSki Press

    Telephone: +00 44 (0)7543 799338




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