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Backcountry Skiing in Val Thorens: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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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. 

Top backcountry skiing trips | Val Thorens

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in Val Thorens

What should I know about Backcountry Skiing 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.

Why should I choose Val Thorens for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

**Diverse terrain **

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.

**Quality snow **

Sitting at 2,300 meters, Val Thorens is the highest ski area in Europe. It’s the highest point is 3,230 meters. All that means that you can expect a season that’s around 6 months long and good quality snow during that time.

**Great facilities **

Val Thorens is perfectly situated and it’s well run. At the resort, there are nice restaurants and great places to stay. You can rent skins and all the equipment you might need right there. Plus, there are lots of ski patrols that secure ski areas against avalanches.

What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Val Thorens?

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

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How can I get to Val Thorens?

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

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When is the best time to travel to Val Thorens for Backcountry Skiing?

From November to May there is good snow cover.

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | 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).



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



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.



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!



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.

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