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Backcountry Skiing in Val Thorens

Explore the diverse backcountry terrain of Val Thorens and experience some awesome slopes.

Val Thorens is part of the 3 Vallées ski area, together with Meribel and Courchevel. Located within the margins of Vanoise National Park in southeastern France, the Val Thorens backcountry terrain is famous for its diversity and amazing conditions. Skin up to reach some of the most famous summits in the area and ski down amazing open slopes, fun forests and thrilling couloirs. Take your pick from our selection of trips below and spend one or several days exploring Val Thorens’ backcountry. Explore-Share.com only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides. 
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Barbara Ostrowska-Skonecka

5.00

January, 2023

Freeride and Backcountry skiing in Val Thorens

we went for freeride skiing in Les Menuires area - it was a very pleasant trip for me - the guide found us nice powder to ski on, the views were exceptional and I enjoyed it a lot. I would definitely like to come back here to go for more backcountry skiing.

Christina Chen

5.00

March, 2022

Freeride and Backcountry skiing in Val Thorens

Andre was an outstanding guide and I really enjoyed my glacier adventure! It was really amazing to be in the mountains where we were the only tracks in the snow. In addition to planning a trip that was beautiful and at the perfect difficulty level, he gave me pointers to improve my skiing and backcountry skills. I would definitely book another trip if I come back!

Xavier van Campenhout

5.00

March, 2022

Ski touring and freeride in les 3 Vallées

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Tomas Sandala

5.00

February, 2022

Freeride and Backcountry skiing in Val Thorens

We had a private splitboard tour with Carine. Carine was a great guide and she took us to cool places in Val Thores and Orelle. The freerides were amazing. What a great day trip. We really appreciate flexibility of Maison des Guides who changed the date of our trip to another day because of bad weather on the day when we had booked.

Mark Stone

5.00

February, 2022

Freeride and Backcountry skiing in Val Thorens

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

Katja Asumaa

5.00

February, 2020

1+ day Ski touring in Les Trois Vallées

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Ron Weiss

5.00

January, 2020

Freeride and Backcountry skiing in Val Thorens

Our guide Valerie was amazing. She knows the mountain extremely well and was able to take us to one run after another with fresh powder and first tracks. She pushed us hard, but also knew our limits. I highly recommend her! (And she is also an incredible and accomplished snowboarder).

Tommi Savola

4.00

January, 2020

Freeride and Backcountry skiing in Val Thorens

Explore share did very good job in finding a mountain guide group for me in Val Thorens. Smooth and quick communication.

Eric Nord

5.00

December, 2018

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

Jessy took good care of us. He contacted us in good time before our actual day. Super nice and skilled. We like to ski long days and so did Jessy. If we come back we will definetly contact Jessy again.

Tony

5.00

January, 2017

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

An amazing few days of skiing, ski touring and glacier exploring with Jessy. Jessy is a true professional, always alert, safety conscious and tailoring his trips to the ability of his clients - making for a great, memorable experience. (Photos included!). I have been ski-touring with guides for 16 years and would definitely choose Jessy again and recommend him to others.

Ashley

5.00

March, 2016

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

Deux journées top au milieu des 3 Vallées. Très attentif, Jessy s'adapte au niveau du groupe et choisit les bonnes pentes. Il nous a fait découvrir de nouveaux coins loin des pistes et cela en toute sécurité. Merci Jessy, on s'est éclaté et on a bien rigolé. Au fait, tes photos sont magnifiques.

Tanguy

5.00

March, 2016

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

Nous avons passé un bon moment avec Jessy dans les Trois Vallées. Nous avons fait du ski hors-piste et malgré la météo difficile, il nous a trouvé de belles décentes. Il est sympa, dynamique, prudent et il aime bien les nouvelles technologies dans le domaine du ski.

Charlotte

5.00

February, 2016

Ski touring and freeride in les 3 Vallées

Hervé est fort à l'écoute de son client, il cerne très bien les attentes et les envies. Il est aussi très rassurant et porte une attention particulière au bien-être de chacun. Il a beaucoup d'expérience, on sent qu'il connaît bien la montagne et il est prudent. Enfin, il est discret et sympatique. Je le recommande vivement !

Arthur

5.00

January, 2016

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

Jessy est un jeune guide très agréable, il est discret tout en étant à l'écoute et sympathique. Les journées ne se sont pas limitées à un programme unique, il s'est arranger pour nous faire découvrir des bons spots du début à la fin.

Alexis

5.00

January, 2016

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

Malgré la malchance d'une semaine avec très peu de neige, Jessy a pu nous dégoter de chouettes randos à peau de phoques! Outre sa connaissance indéniable de la montagne et son grand professionnalisme, Jessy s'est révélé être un guide extrêmement sympathique! Je vous le recommande chaudement et je garde son contact précieusement pour de futures randonnées! (Petit plus: il s'éloigne régulièrement du groupe pour prendre de magnifiques photos qu'il nous envoie en fin de journée par whatsapp ou mail!).

Charles

5.00

January, 2016

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

Nous avons eu le plaisir de passer plusieurs magnifiques journées de ski avec Jessy qui s’est avéré être un guide hors pair : très fiable, sympathique, donnant de bons conseils « techniques », connaissant fort bien le domaine skiable et s’adaptant au niveau de chacun. Jessy nous a emmené dans différents endroits magnifiques, où nous avons pu profiter d’une excellente neige et ce, alors que les conditions d’enneigement étaient franchement défavorables (il n’avait plus neigé depuis plus d’un mois). Jessy prend une juste place dans un groupe où il s’y mêle très spontanément, sans être invasif et en nous laissant profiter de certains moments entre nous. Il semblait manifestement animé par le souhait de faire vivre à ses clients une belle expérience ! Je le recommande très vivement. Charles

Jean Philippe

5.00

January, 2016

Ski touring and Freeride skiing in Les 3 Vallées

J'ai fait 2 jours avec Jessy et j'ai vraiment beaucoup apprécié son rapport avec le groupe et le choix des randonnées à ski. Il arrive bien à estimer la force du groupe, à satisfaire les plus expérimentés et à soutenir les moins aguerris. Toujours là au bon moment et en même temps pas intrusif. Il porte de l'attention à chacun et prends même des photos spontanément pour nous les envoyer en fin de journée. Quelqu'un de souriant et enthousiaste qui prend du plaisir à partager sa passion! Je le recommande vivement. Jean Phi

Diego

5.00

January, 2015

Ski touring and freeride in les 3 Vallées

Excellent guide. Nous avons beaucoup aimé son professionalisme et sa gentillesse.

Tanguy

5.00

January, 2015

Ski touring and freeride in les 3 Vallées

Great moments of fun and found some lush powder in difficult conditions.

Ashley

5.00

January, 2015

Ski touring and freeride in les 3 Vallées

Hi Hervé, thanks for the 3 wonderful days skiing in the 3 Vallées. My family & I had a great time. You picked out the perfect runs. Hope to see you soon. Ashley.

Fiona

5.00

January, 2015

Ski touring and freeride in les 3 Vallées

Many thanks for 3 great days of snow powder and amazing views in the 3 vallees. Knowledgeable, cautious and takes peoples tempo and abilities into account, adapting to needs.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Val Thorens

There are hundreds of kilometers of terrain to ski through here and different ski tour itineraries to choose from. Plus, there’s something to suit all levels. You’ll find more technical options further from the resort but stay close for beginner options.

 

Good to know:

Country code

+33

Currency

Euro

Language

French

Best time to visit

From November to May there is good snow cover

Weather

Temperatures remain low year round and in the peak winter season sit around -6 degrees celsius

How to get there

Fly to Geneva airport then take the train to Moûtiers before taking a shuttle bus to Val Thorens

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Val Thorens:

The great thing about Val Thorens is that it’s connected to the to Méribel, Courchevel and Maurienne valleys. This makes for every more spots to ski tour through and more terrain to explore. One great ski touring itinerary close to the resort of Val Thorens is the La Camille route, this was the first ski touring itinerary in Val Thorens. There are now four more itineraries that range from 2 to 6-kilometres in length

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