Rookie - Epique


Perhaps the most important thing about a ski or snowboard trip, the level of the trip and that of your travel companions. That powder descent that the guide picks out for you can be quite challenging but you have to be able to enjoy it. During a tour ski or splitboard tour you don’t want to get on your gums, but you still have some energy left for the descent. It is also nice if the group you are traveling with fits together. During an off-piste training everyone is on the same level and you can also learn from each other. Challenging descents can be sought during a freeride trip and a top is already conquered during the tour

Ski and snowboard levels

To match the ski and snowboard groups as best as possible, we have five ski and snowboard levels, rookie to expert. For every trip we expect a minimum level. If several groups are going on a trip, we will divide them according to level.

Is a rookie trip right for me?

A ‘rookie trip’ is for anyone looking to take their first off-piste runs or improve their technique on the piste. From a rookie we expect that you can already ski or snowboard and that you can descend a red and black slope in a controlled manner.

Ski and snowboard technique training

Epique organizes training courses in the Netherlands and in the Alps where we teach you freeriding. ‘Learning by doing’ is our motto. No classic classes but doing a lot. Making progress through targeted feedback and exercises and descending a lot in varied terrain.

Epique ski en snowboard reizen voor rookies

Epique ski en snowboard training in Nederland

Buckel and track training

The Netherlands is the ideal place to work on the grassroots. During the summer months, our trainers can be found in Snowworld Zoetermeer where they will work with you on your piste skills. From May to October there is weekly training on the mogul slope of the Wolfskamer in Huizen. The dynamic technique and movement of mogul skiing is perfect for preparing for snow and off-piste skiing.

Piste and off-piste training

In the early and late season, the Hintertux Glacier is our regular training location. Due to its high location and the varied terrain, this is the place to enjoy some great freeriding early or late in the season. With an average of 50 participants per training, our trips to Hintertux are a pleasant start to your winter sports season. There is a group for each level. For rookies who are trying out off-piste skiing or snowboarding for the first time, but also for the seasoned freerider who has not yet finished learning.

Ski en snowboard off-piste training


Buckel Training Netherlands

Mountain bike clinic on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug

Off-piste Training Hintertux

Ski Technique Training

Summer Ski Tux Technique trip