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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. 

Top backcountry skiing trips | Val Thorens:


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.


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Best time to visit

From November to May there is good snow cover


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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