You may also know off-piste ski terrain as itinerary, unmarked, untracked or unpatrolled. Whatever you call it, we all recognise this ski form for the adventurous and adrenaline seekers. Finding yourself amongst beautiful and remote scenery, just you and the mountains is heaven to many keen skiers.
If you are on the hunt for that waist-deep powder, untouched terrain and the exciting unknown, then read on further to find out about our best off-piste ski resorts for your next off-piste adventure.
Chamonix has, for many years, been the home of big mountain, off-piste skiing in the Alps and this is as true today as it has always been. Whilst all of the Chamonix ski areas have their own, incredible off-piste sectors, Les Grands Montets is certainly towards the top end with endless exceptionally steep and deep off-piste powder on glacial terrain.
If an off-piste ski holiday in Chamonix is on your agenda then there is not much of a better base to attack the big lines of Chamonix than from Chalet Infinity. Located between La Tour and Argentiere, it offers supreme luxury and an epic vista to scope your next itinerary.
The home of the Verbier Xtreme and a regular, highly renowned stop on the Freeride World Tour, Verbier is one of the most renowned and best off-piste ski resorts in the Alps. One of the reasons for it having such a good off piste reputation is the accessibility of the itineraries, as well as the numerous possibilities found over an extensive ski region.
Sitting at the bottom of the Medran piste Chalet Agate commands a unique ski-in ski-out position along with superb access to the Medran cable cars. The sunny, south-facing balcony is the perfect spot for a couple of after-ski drinks, while the sauna will help revive hardworking muscles ready for another day of fun and adventures in the Verbier backcountry.
Often overlooked by its shouty neighbours, the quiet off-piste ski resort Sainte Foy can offer some of the best, untracked powder snow in the Alps. Considered by off-piste enthusiasts as Eden, the hidden paradise of powder, but ssshh it’s a secret! The 4 chairlifts of the ski resort allow skiers and snowboarders to easily access many itineraries away from crowds. The atmosphere in this little corner guarantees exceptional days for all adventurers.
When it comes to ski-in ski-out in Sainte Foy the Yellowstone Ski Lodge has it all, and then some. Beautiful rooms, fantastic spa facilities, delicious food and all this only metres from the Grand Plan chairlift meaning you’ll be well rested and first in the queue on every bluebird powder day.
Wherever you choose to get your fix for an off-piste skiing holiday, we hope this unofficial list of best off-piste ski resorts will help you decide where to hunt out waist-deep powder in remote locations. Of course, we would love to hear your favorite spots too!
For more advice and guidance on where to take your next luxury off-piste ski holiday and where to stay, please do get in touch with the sales team on +44 1202 203650 or send us an email and the ski specialists will be happy to help you find your off-piste paradise.
Not quite ready for off-piste? Take a read of the other blogs in this series for resorts that match your ski ability: The Best Ski Resorts for Beginners, The Best Ski Resorts for Intermediates and The Best Ski Resorts for Advanced.