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Ski touring

Ski touring is certainly the ultimate winter mountain experience. As equipment has improved and become lighter, touring is now accessible to everyone. There are countless tour options, depending on you level of fitness, skiing skills, and mood of the moment !

Ski touring is a perfect means to be into the wildnerness and serenity of the mountains before skiing down a powder slope all alone. “Climbing skins”, attached under the skis, allow the skier to walk up to the top. They are then removed for the descent. Touring bindings are also specially designed for both walking and skiing. (The equipment is available for rent in ski shops). This frees the skier from the limits of ski lifts.

After a pleasant climb (20 minutes to several hours) in breathtaking scenery, a magnificent run awaits you and your friends or family. It’s an unforgettable experience.

Group outings (price per person)

Want to join a group of other skiers for a day of freeriding with one of our guides ? Sign up for a group outing ! One of our guides will lead the group to fresh snow ! 

Joining a group outing allows you to enjoy the experience of ski touring in the 3 Valleys at the best possible price. However, please note that various levels of ski may be found in the group and that the experience may not be as intense as when hiring a private guide.

Attention: groups will be organized with skiers exclusively or snowboarders (splitboards) exclusively but we will not organize mixed groups ski-snowboards. Thank you.

Please contact us for any other information and book to join our next group outing !

Ski touring group outing

I would like to try off-piste and touring but I would like a “little” walking and a “lot” of skiing (30mn to  1h hikking) !

The 3 Valleys offers a vast playground of on-piste skiing, but there are also many remote areas that can only be reached by ski touring. From the top of the lifts, we leave the pistes behind and stick on our skins to explore further. 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes of moderate effort are enough to reach fabulous, calm and remote areas where we can make tracks at our own rhythm, far from the agitation of the pistes.

This formula is intended for skiers with an ability of class 3 and above who want to try touring, or those who have some experience but who would like to join a group to share their enthusiasm and learn more. This group outing is organised by the Meribel bureau des guides every Wednesday and Friday for 3 participants or more. To ensure the best service, we limit the groups to 6 persons per guide. You can easily rent modern touring gear in Meribel (wide touring skis + skins + knives). Tell us in advance if we need to provide safety equipment.

In practice : We will meet at 9:15 am at the Chaudanne where we will check safety equipment (Beacon, shovel, probe), which the guide can supply if you do not have it all. Depending on the snow and weather conditions, the guide will choose the best sector to explore to ensure that this tour will be a success. In the early afternoon a picnic, or a quick meal in a restaurant, will provide a well-earned pause. The return to Meribel will be more relaxed, on or off-piste, depending on the state of the troops. We should arrive back at Meribel around 4:00 to 4:30 pm.

Every Wednesday and Friday from 09h30 am to 4h30 pm

Guaranteed departure from 3 persons, or 2 pers with overcost.

Ski level required : off-piste experience mandatory

Private guiding (price per group)

Wether you’re alone or with family and/or friends, private guiding ensures the exclusive booking of one of our mountain guides.

He/she will guide your party for a great day of ski touring. This is the better option if you are a good to excellent skier.

Ski touring day

I dream of putting on skins to get off the beaten path !

Yes, escaping from the daily routine is possible!

For a long time alpine skiing has been the king of mountain winter sports. But, we must admit, ski touring is the best method for reaching the most isolated spots, and the most secret. You will be quickly seduced by the spirit of “discovery”, by the savage beauty of the wild spaces, which it allows us to access. Certainly, ski touring requires “effort” and “stretching your limits” but it is well rewarded with untracked skiing, a generous quota of unspoilt nature and the strong emotions of discovering new places.

Obviously, freedom should not mean the absence of safety!
Whenever you say “natural environment” there is some risk involved. A certain amount of knowledge is required, and we would go even further and say that some “familiarity” with the surroundings are needed to judge the level of risk on a given route. The practice of ski touring requires, among other skills, a minimum of technique in order to reach the summits safely. If you have any doubt in your abilities, hiring a mountain guide is simply the best solution.

Our valley, a vast area, is also spectacular and it is perfectly adapted to this sport: It is simply waiting to be discovered… by you!

Ski level required : black piste