Deep in a hidden valley, untracked snow whizzing past you with fluffy flakes tickling your bottom, off piste skiing around the valleys of Verbier is pure joy.

Looking at the terrain surrounding the Bagnes Valley, one notices how the land lends itself to skiing. A wide matrix of interconnected ridges and valleys, creates a seemingly endless variety of desents from peak to valley. One day, we may ski down an isolated, powder filled valley, past wild Ibex and Chamois. The next, we may skin (hike with climbing skins on the skis), before dropping off the steep face of a far-off peak After 2 full hours of sking and gawking at the surroundings, would arrive in an isolated village for a croute au fromage and taxi back home. After a serious dump, we will be hitting couloirs and slopes right off the lifts.

Conditions start to get good by mid-January. By mid-February, we are skiing over 2500 meters of vertical in one run. By April, abundant snow fall has created new lines over rock bands on the steeper faces. Steep skiing gets Alaskan. Slough slides follow you every where!

Off-Piste leaves all the choices to you. Go where you think it's safe and fun. If you are with someone who knows snow, off-piste in these valleys is so varied, you find new and fun lines every season. Whether it's right off the lifts, a short hike, or a proper skin out, these hills fill your heart with joy.

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