Those skiing in Chamonix often treat snowboarders as second-class citizens, but not here at Ski Sensations: they know that the area is a must-do destination for off-piste snowboarders, and that’s who they aim to serve.
Before going it alone in the deep snow of the back country, take some lessons in freeriding. Lessons last five hours a day for three days and are limited to six people per group. Students must be able to perform frontside and backside turns on red and black runs to sign up.
Full-day private ski lessons have the added option of visiting the neighbouring resorts of Courmayer, Megeve and St Gervais.