SKI TOURING IN VAL D'ISERE
From glacier to Spruce and Larch forest, a limitless playground

SKI TOURING IN VAL D’ISERE

 

Ski touring is renowned for being reserved to an elite community. The recent evolution of ski equipment means that a far larger community can now discover the various aspects of this fascinating, energetic and satisfying sport.

Ski fitness: For fans of jogging and cardio whatever your level of skiing. This new activity takes place when everything is calm before val d’isere’s ski lifts opens. From 7:30 am a specialist instructor helps you prepare for your morning physical activity. Once you have your skis on, together with your instructor, head for the signposted ski touring trail in Val d’Isere to get fit while climbing to the summit of Solaise with seal skins stuck under your skis.  After a break at the top, you take the skins off and go back down on a ski lift or ski back to the resort, depending on your level of skiing …

First tracks: Early birds and first-tracks fans will be delighted by these unique moments that the mountain landscape offers at sunrise. Your guide will set a route based on group level and snow conditions. The goal is to walk up on a safe itinerary next to a groomed piste and ski down before the ski lifts are open to enjoy a unique moment alone in the mountains … 

Backcountry: It’s a mixture of freeride and ski touring from the top of the lifts favoring the pleasure of long descents rather than the effort of the climb. The ski area of ​​Val d’Isère and its many ski lifts is ideal for long descents in virgin snow after only a few minutes of effort to get off the beaten track. 

Ski touring: A day of ski touring from the village of Val d’Isere allows you to walk freely in the Vanoise National Park or to climb several peaks like the famous Aiguille Rousse or Mean Martin to name only two. 

Ski Raid: Around Val d’Isere, many huts like the Prariond or the Fond des Fours offer accommodation and are thus the starting points for many ski raids, for example between France and Italy . For more info contact us.

PRORITY FOR SECURITY

 Our off-piste and ski touring guides are all mountain enthusiasts and experienced professionals. They know all ski touring routes from Val d’Isere like the back of their hands. On the ascent you will progress quickly with their tips and tricks to avoid tiring unnecessarily. On the descent they will lead you to the best terrain. They know how to give up when the security conditions are not guaranteed.

 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

 We provide AVD, shovels and probes to each participant and explain to you how to use your safety equipment before starting the day.

OPTIONS AND PRICES

SKI FITNESS AND FIRST TRACK

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SKI FITNESS
Price for 1 person
  • 1.30 hours session
  • 20 € per extra person
  • 95 €
FIRST TRACK
Price for 1 person
  • 7.30am – 9am
  • Safety equipment included
  • 20 € per extra person
  • 95 €

SIDECOUNTRY AND SKI TOURING

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MORNING
9am - 1pm
  • 1 to 3 people max
  • Chose the meeting point
  • Safety equipment included
  • 280 €
MORNING
9am - 1pm
  • 3 to 6 people
  • Choose the meeting point
  • Safety equipment included
  • 360 €
FULL DAY
9am - 5pm
  • 6 people max
  • Choose the meeting point
  • Safety equipment included
  • 550 €

WHAT HAPPENS DURING SKI TOURING SESSIONS

INITIATION : You will discover suitable itinearies for introduction to off-piste skiing, learning about balance in powder snow and, if necessary, reinforcing piste technique. Each introduction session starts with a briefing about safety equipment use.

EXPERT : Your guide will choose the best off-piste routes in the resort according to the quality and the stability of the snow. Every session will start with a safety briefing!

IMPORTANT : In order to make the most of your off-piste session, we recommend that your skis have a waist width of at least 100mm! If you have hired your skis for the week, go to the hire shop the evening before to change your skis.

MEETING POINT

Fix your meeting place straight away with Misha so that your instructor/guide can meet up with you where it suits you best… they can also drop you at the end of the lesson at a location of your choice.

Alternatively, you can meet your instructor/guide, he will be waiting for you between the stairs leading to the Olympic gondola also next to the piste map.

Click on the map to see exactly where is the default meeting point.

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COVID-19

WHAT PROTOCOL THIS WINTER WITH SNOCOOL SKI SCHOOL?

BOOKING / PAYMENT.

Book in advance. No deposit required. Snocool will not collect payment until you arrive at the resort. You can also book in our offices at your arrival but it will be subject to availability.

SMALL GROUPS

Small groups of 4 children in our course (kidz 4) and 6 children in our course (classic 6) is a maximum as usual.

MASK

Snocool secretaries / instructors will be wearing masks. Wearing a mask is compulsory for people aged 11 and over during gatherings at the start and end of lessons.

LOAN EQUIPMENT

Children will keep the same bib throughout the week. Disinfection of bibs and avalanche safety equipment.

OFFICE

Hydro-alcoholic gel available at our offices. Surface disinfection.

This winter, the pure mountain air, the pleasure of skiing and being outdoors will benefit everyone. We look forward to welcoming you in our beautiful mountains, respecting the barrier gestures that must be observed inside and on the lifts, for the safety of all.