Piste-Off is the website for skiers and snowboarders who have become 'disillusioned' with the commercialism and crowds at the big downhill resorts in Europe and North America.
Site last updated on Monday 4th April 2016.
We aim to provide information and contacts on ski mountaineering, ski touring, off-piste skiing and piste skiing at the worlds wilder and more off-beat ski resorts. We also run a small number of courses and expeditions in some of the more interesting places to go ski-mountaineering.
We're going to discontinue this website later this year, some of the content will be moved to a new set of ski-mountaineering pages on my personal website at JohnBiggar.com
Skiing above the clouds on Volcan Villarrica, Chilean Andes. If you see yourself enjoying this picture why not book on the ANDES October 2016 Chilean Ski Explorer itinerary? Click on the link or the picture for more info or to make a booking.!
Skiing the SE ridge of Ben Nevis, Scotland, May 30th 2015. There are still some great ski touring conditions in the highest parts of the Scottish Highlands this spring. We had a great ski-mountaineering day out on Scotland's highest peak on 30th May, with some superb skiing in Coire Leis and No.3 and No. 4 gullies.
COURSES & EXPEDITIONS
I run a small number of courses and expeditions through my main business ANDES. The links below will take you to details on this website for the Scottish ski touring courses I run, and details on the Andes website for the South American ski trips I run to Chile, Bolivia and Argentina.
Chilean Ski Explorer OCTOBER 2016 (links to ANDES website)
Bolivian Ski Explorer MAY 2017 (links to ANDES website)
Argentine Ski Explorer OCTOBER 2017 (links to ANDES website)
On this site
|Courses and Expeditions||Scheduled ski touring courses and expeditions in Scotland, Europe and South America run through my main business 'Andes'.|
|Worldwide Expeditions & Tours||Reports, photos and info from ski-mountaineering expeditions and holidays to the more remote areas around the world like the Tien Shan, Andes and New Zealand.|
|Alpine Ski Mountaineering||Reports, photos and info from Alpine ski-mountaineering and ski-touring trips.|
|Links||Worldwide Off-Piste and Ski Mountaineering Links.|
Signposts & Warnings A new photo gallery with some weird signposts and warnings from around the world, thanks to David Roberts.
Crazy Ski Lifts On a similar note, some of the more bizarre ski lifts and tows I have used around the world.
If you experience any problems with this website (even if it's just a missing picture or missing link) or with the e-mail address please let us know by phone using the contact details above.
This website, including all photos (unless otherwise credited) and text © 2005-2016 John Biggar. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited. If you wish to use any material from this site please contact us for permission first, it will often be granted for non-commercial use providing you give full credit and link directly back to our site.