SKI TOURING IN THE ALPS

Fancy a change of scene away from the ski lifts, discovering breathtaking unspoiled areas?
Set off to discover new thrills and give ski touring a go.
Though ski touring requires a bit of effort, finding yourself up close to snow-covered mountain landscapes makes it all worthwhile.

*The Olympe gondola lift in Brides-les-Bains is open from 12/12/2020 to 16/04/2021.
*Les 3 Vallées ski area is open from 05/12/2020 to 23/04/2021


Unique wild sites

Les 3 Vallées is considered a magnificent playground for Alpine skiers, but it’s also brimming with wild locations only accessible to ski tourers.

Les 3 Vallées is full of off-piste itineraries and ski tours of all levels. The discovery of secret and wild places is always a thrilling experience.


Alain Pettex
Mountain guide
Safe, marked itineraries

The 3 Vallées resort offers several marked ski touring itineraries. Between 2 and 6 kilometres long, they are accessible to beginners and experts alike.

ITINERARY SUGGESTIONS

Courchevel Le Praz

Starting out from the Jean Blanc car park in Courchevel Le Praz, you’ll find a groomed, safe route that covers a distance of 3.2 kilometres with a 500-metre vertical gain. Discover the vertical kilometre and take part in weekly night-time races, as well as the Plum KV Courchevel.

Méribel-Mottaret

Set off from Le Hameau du Mottaret and finish at the Plateau des Combes. Experienced ski tourers can head to the Géboulaz glacier via the ski lifts to reach Val Thorens. Put sealskins on to climb to the Col de Gébroulaz then descend to Lac de Tueda via the Glacier du Borgne (option).

La Camille – Val Thorens

Starting in Val Thorens, La Camille was named after one of the resort’s major figures. Rising gently, it features photographs from the resort archives. Get away from it all and learn some history on this 1.5km route with a 280 metre vertical gain, and enjoy plenty of sunshine along the way!

Pointe de la Masse
via le Lac du Lou

An unmissable Belleville Valley route! Take the gently rising path from Les Ménuires to Lac du Lou. After the Lou mountain refuge, follow the route up to the summit passing the Monfiot and La Masse lakes. Total duration of 4hrs 30mins with a 1,050 metre vertical gain