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Learn the basics of ski touring in Beaufortain


4 days to learn the basics of ski touring with an IFMGA mountain guide (friend of Caroline) in the amazing environment of Beaufortain, based in Arêches-Beaufort.



4 Days

Jan - Apr


Four days to learn the basics of ski touring together with a mountain leader in order to be 100% safe. You’ll enjoy amazing ski touring in the beautiful area of Beaufortain in Savoie. You will learn the techniques of ski touring while going off the beaten tracks. Indeed, I will teach you how to ski up/down through all kinds of snow, how to use the ski touring equipment, how to use the safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe)… and all this in a beautiful environment, in front of Mont Blanc !

The highlights of the weekend are the following:
– A ski trip accessible for those without ski touring experience
– A very nice location – Beaufortain – capital of Ski alpinism

In the ‘extra’ section below, you’ll find information about the required trail running level you need to have. You will also see the equipment that you need to bring with you.

During these 3 days we will ascend on average 700 to 1200 meters. We will improve the descent technique and learn how to use an AVD.

Please get in touch with me if this trip sounds interesting. You can join an existing group or set up your own. If you already have more experience, I also offer this Ski mountaineering training in Pierra Menta, check it out!

A certified guide from my team will be in charge of guiding this ski touring itinerary.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price per person to join a group up to 6 clients.


Day 1: Discovering the equipment

We meet at 11AM in the hotel, in the center of Arêches Beaufort. We get settled and then debriefing about the program.
In the afternoon, first outing to discover the ski touring equipment (it’s possible to rent it at the resort). Avalanche search training with the AVD.

Day 2: Basics of all-snow ski - Ski touring

In the morning, we improve your all-snow ski techniques in the area of Arêches Beaufort. In the afternoon we go ski touring.
D+ 500 to 800 m

Day 3 to 4: Ski touring

Two full days for ski touring!
D+ 100 to 1500 m each day.



More info

A minimum number of participants (defined in advance) is required for the departure to take place. If the number of participants is insufficient and the departure is cancelled, clients will be informed via a phone call at least a week prior to the scheduled departure date and will receive a complete refund.

Clients are required to have a multi-risk insurance, covering cancellation fees, rescue and accident, repatriation and baggage loss or theft.

(Initiation au ski de rando)

Companion rate: €305 (half board).


  • Occasional practice of ski touring
  • Occasional practice of other endurance sports, like hiking in the mountain
  • Know how to descend in all snow
  • Being able to ski at 300m D+/h during 1 hour
  • No knowledge of the mountain environment is required


  • During the day: a backpack (30-35L) with a system to attach skis containing waterproof jacket (goretex or novadry), an individual pharmacy kit*, sunglasses suitable for the mountain, cereal bars, a minimum reserve water of 1.5L, a spare t-shirt
  • To wear: waterproof breathable pants, long-sleeved breathable t-shirt, hat and gloves, a polar vest, socks, a cap or headband
  • Technical equipment (can be rented there): skis, poles, boots, seal skins, knives for the skis, AVD with new batteries, shovel and probe, ski mask
  • Individual pharmacy kit: sunscreen, lips protection, gastric bandages type Smecta, dressings and double skin, small toothbrush and toothpaste

Meeting point

At the hotel in Arêches Beaufort.


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About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I hold the State Certificate of Mountain Leader (UIMLA), Athlete of Team Garmin Adventure. I won many trail competitions such as Oxygen Challenge, The Glaciers Tour of Vanoise, Albertville Trail, Drayes Blanches of Vercors, the Frison Roche Beaufort, Run and skate of Chamonix… I have also some racing podiums such as the Saintélyon, the Lyon Urban Trail, the Causses Marathon, the Allobroges. I am an ex-sportswoman of high level in rowing (World Championships, World Cups, France Championships). I have a mastery STAPS (Sport) and BEES First degree in rowing. I organise and supervise many trail courses in the Alps with a pro team, a friends group with whom we have a mission: Run and enjoy! I invite you to contact me if you want to train and/or discover these incredible massifs.


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What people are saying about -Caroline


J'ai eu l'opportunité de participer à deux stages, l'un dans le Cantal, l'autre à Chamonix. Un grand plaisir de partager une passion commune avec des participants très sympas de tous niveaux et de tous horizons. Caroline, une grande professionnelle de la montagne et du trail, n'a pas son pareil pour organiser ces rencontres, et tout cela dans une super ambiance et des paysages à couper le souffle.


J'ai fait deux stages avec Caro, c'est devenu une amie, et chacun de ces stages m'a laissé des souvenirs inoubliables. Le premier stage en 2014 en Haute Savoie à l'occasion du Trail du Gypaète. Le Deuxième stage en 2015, dans les Calanques de Marseille. Ces stages auront été parfaits à tous les niveaux: Paysages grandioses (on sent qu'ils ont été choisis avec soin), des échanges techniques avec des "pros" (un grand moment quand Caro inspecte les sacs à dos...), pleins de conseils nutrition - mode de vie etc... La découverte des autres stagiaires mais aussi des autres encadrants (très bon contact avec Guillaume Lenormand par ex.). Des conditions matérielles top (hébergement, repas, organisation etc...). Seule critique: le temps passe trop vite, c'est toujours trop court! Donc au final quand c'est fini, on n'a qu'une envie... c'est de repartir pour un autre stage! Et vu le nombre de personnes que l'on croise sur les stages qui en sont à leur n-ième participation, je peux affirmer que ce sentiment est partagé!


Pour moi le trail c'est avant tout la découverte de nouveaux territoires, les rencontres et les échanges avec d'autres passionnés, le respect de la nature. Mes 3 stages avec Caroline m'ont permis de retrouver ces fondamentaux dans un cadre toujours bon enfant, mais pas moins professionnel. Caroline est une passionnée de montagne et de tout ce qui y touche (sport, culture, gastronomie) et elle sait comme personne transmettre sa passion et ses bons conseils, toujours avec le sourire. Je garde un excellent souvenir des rencontres avec les autres stagiaires et mais aussi avec les autres encadrants, Guillaume, Seb, Cédric, Lydie et tant d'autres rencontrés au cours de ces stages.



Great experience, but definitely favored toward elite runners. One of our guides, JC, was amazing. He cared about every runner. The other guide seemed only to care for the elites (and himself). On top of Col des Montets, I asked if we had time to put on warm layers. The guide said "of course," but then quickly proceeded to run off with the entire group while I stood bare and freezing with my gear unpacked. Total lack of consideration for the well-being of his runners. Otherwise a great tour.



Well organized tour of the TDS course. Amazing views await even if you’re not planning to run the race

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