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Freeride skiing guide in Val d’Isère and Tignes

Freeride skiing in Val d'Isère
Ski a l espace Killy en Tarentaise
Val d'isère ski touring guide
Ski freerando a l espace Killy

Enjoy off the beaten tracks slopes and powder snow during your next stay in Val d'Isère or Tignes together with a certified guide from Top Ski/Powder We Go team!



+1 Days

Jan - Apr, Dec


The ski area around Val d'Isère and Tignes – Espace Killy – bids immense possibilities for off-piste skiing at all levels, from your first steps outside the groomed slopes to steep and deep couloirs for the more adventurous experts.

All around Val d'Isère, the Vanoise National Parc has preserved vast patches of wilderness, giving the area its unique character. These magnificent and preserved valleys are nevertheless easily accessible from the lifts, and from Val d’Isère one can also ski to the neighbouring areas of la Plagne, Les Arcs or the Maurienne valley for day trips.

So from our base in Val d'Isère or from where you are staying, I can share with you the pleasure of skiing the local off-piste classics :

  • Tour du Charvet,

  • Arcelle,

  • Marmottons,

  • Cugnai,

  • Grand Vallons,

  • Chardonnet

  • etc…

Before venturing further on skins (ski touring), or on the neighbouring areas of Sainte Foy, La Plagne, Les Arcs, or the 3 Vallées.

By yourself, with family (big kids and teenagers welcome !) or friends, I will adapt the 3-day program to your wishes and technical ability. I will provide you with all the necessary safety equipment (airbag, shovel, probe, DVA beeper, harness when on glaciers) and advise you on the suitable ski gear if necessary.

The freeride skiing days can be combined with backcountry skiing / ski touring and even heliskiing. Feel free to contact me for a personalised program that will enable you to make the most of your holidays while discovering the unspoiled wilderness of the Tarentaise and the Maurienne, far from the crowded resorts.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Avalanche equipment

Price details

A minimum of 3 days is required to book this trip.

Price includes guiding fees and avalanche rescue pack (ABS, Prove, shovel and transceiver).

The prices quoted are for the Out of School Holidays period. The prices during the school holidays for 3 days of guiding are as follow:

1800€ (+booking fee) for 1-4 guests

2100€ (+booking fee) for 5-6 guests


Will we start from Tignes or Val d’Isère?

The meeting point depends on conditions, but if you can provide a car park place, the guide can meet you anywhere in Tignes.

How soon should I book my guide for freeriding in Val dÍsere and Tignes?

It's best to book as early as possible, especially during the high season and for the peak weeks in Christmas and February holidays, when guides get booked quickly.

What's included in the price?

The price includes the guide's services and safety equipment such as ABS airbags, shovels, probes, and transceivers.

What's the typical schedule for a day of freeride skiing?

A typical day starts at around 8:55, involves skiing, skinning, and lunch at a mountain restaurant (where you can meet with other members of your party who don't join the freeride day), and ends around 2:30 pm.

Can I book for multiple days? What's the minimum number of days to book?

Yes, you can book for multiple days, and there's a minimum of 3 days to book, and of 5 days during the Christmas and February holidays.

Can you suggest an itinerary or route for our freeride skiing day?

The guide usually plans the itinerary day by day based on snow conditions, terrain, and your preferences, making it difficult to provide a specific itinerary in advance.

What's the meeting point, and can we meet family members for lunch?

The meeting point varies, but lunch at a mountain restaurant is common, making it possible to meet family members skiing on the resort's pistes.

Can we rent ABS backpacks?

ABS backpacks are included in the price, provided at no additional cost.

Can I join a group? Or is it possible only to book for a private guide?

This trip is only available for private guiding.

Is this trip suitable for snowboarders?

Yes, this trip is suitable for snowboarders.

Is this trip suitable for kids?

Yes, this trip is suitable for kids who are already good skiers, with agreement of their parents.

What freeride level and experience is required to join this trip?

In order to join this trip it's ok if you are an advanced On-piste skier, and an Off-piste rookie.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hôtel Daria I Nor Alpe d'Huez France
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Hotel Les Grandes Rousses Alpe d'Huez France
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Hotel Au Chamois d'Or Alpe d'Huez France
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About the guide

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Guide Agency

We organise your ski trips, in Val-d'Isère and all over the world.

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You will get with us a privileged access to a selection of the most beautiful luxury chalets, flats or hotels in Val-d'Isère.


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What people are saying about this trip



Overall the experience was great - Xavier really knew the local area catered to everyones abilities in the group and offered some great advice. I would love to book another day trip (or maybe even a multi day trip!) with Xavier so I could experience some of the peace and quiet you get away from the piestes in the remote areas of the mountains. Would recommend to anyone that wants to explore the mountains away from the crowds.

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