JOHNNY COLLINSON

Red Bull Athlete

 

Grand Massif, France – March 1-8 2020

Shred one of Europes largest areas with World Class Freerider – Johnny Collinson!

Grand Massif offers accessible off piste terrain without having to tour for miles and without the crowds.  Johnnys ability to read terrain and see awesome lines will have you skiing terrain you’ve been dreaming of.

What happens on the trip?

Every day will be a different adventure and we want to help you develop your backcountry skiing.  Red bull Athlete, Johnny Collinson, is here to coach you each day to ensure you continuously improve your technique, backcountry safety, sluff management, athlete mindset, how to navigate in the backcountry, and chosing a line thats right for you.
The first day we will ski in the endless resort of Grand Massif and then each day after we will venture out of bounds and find some secret stashes.   We’ll ski 2,000m descents down to the beautiful untouched French valleys, enjoy the scenery, explore the trees and find some nice big open bowls to put some turns down.

The Athlete Mindset

Johnny is a big believer that it is your mindset that makes you a good skier.  Johnny uses visualisations, breathing techniques and meditations to over come fear, deal with stress & pressure.  Something we can all relate to.  We run athlete mindset sessions each evening and practice the tools while we’re out skiing taking your skiing to the next level.

What level do I have to be to come on this trip?

This is a great trip for those who enjoy off piste skiing in and around resorts and want to take their skiing to the next level. Don’t worry Johnny is not going to take you over any crazy cliffs!!!  This trip is for advanced skiers with a good level of fitness but if you haven’t been backcountry before or been ski touring before then no worries. Our trips are all about new experiences and pushing your limits.  There is a way down for everyone and safety is absolute priority.  We can always split the group up to ensure everyone is comfortable and having a blast!

Where will I stay?

You will stay in a beautiful private chalet with Johnny in one of the small French villages in the Haute-Savoie region.  The chalet has been converted from a traditional barn and has stunning views of the valley.  There is a choice of shared or individual rooms (first come first serve basis).  We’ll be shuttled to and from the resort which is only a 5 minute drive.  And if we end up skiing to some farm or another village we’ll get collected from their too (it’s always an adventure).  Our lovely chef, Sally, will fuel you up with a cooked breakfast and we’ll return to her delicious home baked cakes and a 4 course dinner.  You won’t go hungry!  And YES, there is a hot tub! And wine!

Why Grand Massif?

We visited Grand Massif a few years ago with a group of athletes from the Freeride World Tour and to put it in their words “‘it is a hidden gem that no one knows about.  There is every type of terrain here from playful mountains and gnarly stuff too if you want to get in to it.  It’s just amazing!” – Reine Barkered, Freeride World Tour Champion.  As it is just on the other side of the glacier to Chamonix the terrain is incredible but without the crowds.  On our trip last year we skied 5 days off-piste and we did not see one other group in the backcountry.  It’s our own little paradise with quaint French villages and we can’t wait to take you there.  We ran a trip here in Feb 2019 and our guests said it was the best week of skiing of their lives so you might want to book fast before these spaces go!

Price per person is €4,500.00 for the inclusive week.  There are 9 exclusive spaces on this trip and it will fill up fast.  (5 spaces left – Updated Nov 25). Johnny has some swag for our guests.  For more information on skiing with Johnny Collinson in France fill out our contact form below or contact Rachel +447710566530 or email rachel@uthriveltd.com

 

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