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Haute Maurienne Guided Freeride Skiing day

Join a certified mountain guide on thes exciting adventure in the Alps, were you will have an amazing skiing experience. Maurienne is waiting for you!


1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec


If you want to experience some unique skiing I think this guided freeride ski day in Maurienne is just for you. 

You will have unforgettable days skiing “a la carte” through the best spots of Maurienne. During this trip, I will take you on wonderful and wild off-piste sceneries with breathtaking descents. As a local guide I know all these places very well.

Besides that, let me tell you that Orelle and Val Thorens are spectacular places in Maurienne to ski. At 2.300 meters high, it has one of the longest ski seasons. Moreover, it is situated at the head of three Valleys (Saint-Bon, Allues and Belleville) forming the largest ski area in the world. In fact, Val Thorens is the world´s biggest skiing area with 600 km of slopes to suit all levels. There are many options there for freeride skiers.

You’ll also have the chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Alps with a panoramic landscape of more than 1.000 Alpine peaks of France, Italy and Switzerland. 

Based on your wishes, the weather and snow conditions, the time you have here, I’ll decide with you a ski program. Put your trust on me and let yourself be surprised.

You’ll find here below an example of freeride ski day program I’m organizing for my friends and clients.

We will meet at 8:00 am in the place where you’ll get your safety equipment (electronic avalanche beacon, a shovel, a probe and a helmet). You will also receive a special backpack where you will be able to carry your skis comfortably. At 9:00 am we will take the Orelle´s cable car. Once at the summit we will decide about the best itinerary. As I said, it will depend on your skills and general weather conditions. By 12:00 we will have lunch. You can choose between a restaurant or an outdoor picnic.  After lunch, we will pursue our program and go for the best skiing in the Maurienne Valley!

Feel free to contact me if you plan to come in Haute Maurienne. It will be a pleasure for me to guide you and let you discover all the best and secret freeride ski spots of the area. We can leave together for one or several days. If you fancy some ski touring, this will also be a good option.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

A minimum of 4 participants is required.

About the guide

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Up Ski and Mountain



Mountain Guide

Founded by two IFMGA-certified mountain guides, Fred Buttard and Victor Charron, Up Ski and Mountain Guides is made up of a passionate group of guides and ski instructors.

Originally from Maurienne, in France, the team also spends several months a year skiing the mountains of Norway and Sweden, and travelling to off-the-beaten-path destinations, including Morocco, Albania and Japan.

Eric Tollund, Fabien Berrod, Jean Baptiste Buttard, Fabien Suiffet, Pauline Bermon, Oscar Wahlund, Clément Bléteau, Sylvain Rechu, Fred Buttard and Victor Charron are the members of our amazing team :) Get in touch with us and let's explore the mountains together.


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What people are saying about Up Ski and Mountain



Whow! Amazing trip in Finnmark, our guide Sylvain made the trip perfect, looking every day for the best snow conditions and beautiful itineraries! Arriving on ski after a crazy descent in powder to the water in lonesome fjords and getting home by boat as well as kayaking to the start of itinerary on a perfect sunny day are unbeatable! Sauna after a powder day, dog sledging and watching northern lights in the night make the trip even more unforgettable!



Super disponibilité et flexibilité des guides sur place pour satisfaire les envies du groupe et tirer un maximum du cadre exceptionnel! Guides très relax et très sympa. Logement simple et exceptionnel à la foi: une maison typique norvégienne au bord du fjord. Nous avions donné une liste d envies par mail avant le voyage. Elles ont toutes pu être réalisées. Les guides et nous mêmes avons pu planifier les extras (sauna, kayak, chien de traîneau, pêche...) parfois avec les locaux la veille en fonction des envies et des conditions. On sent donc qu’on est pas dans un grand tour opérateur avec des activités en chaînes  réglées selon un planning stricte mais bien dans quelque chose de très humain et très personnalisé. Si possible, la seule info qui pourrait être communiquée plus tôt et plus clairement est le budget à prévoir pour ces « extras ». (Rating 4,5/5)



I was lucky enough to spend 8 days skiing with Fred in Finnmark in May of 2017. The conditions were unusually epic that year— it snowed almost every minute I was there, or so it felt. Even so, you still need quite a bit of expertise to find the right conditions (there's no reliable freeze thaw cycle when it's constantly snowing!) and Fred did not disappoint. It was almost like he was a magician, finding us the perfect snow every single day, even on days when the conditions were tricky. Most guides are good at finding snow, but what made Fred such an outstanding guide was his passion. You could tell that not only did he love to ski, but even moreso, he loved helping other people deepen their passion for skiing. He was so incredibly encouraging, and I definitely improved my technique and confidence tremendously over the course of the week. Add that to the beauty and wonder of Finnmark, the truly magical aspect of kayaking with skis, and it really was the perfect skiing holiday. Also, the food: delicious! I hope I can be lucky enough to ski with Fred again someday.



Bonjour Pauline et Fred, Je suis très heureux de prendre un moment aujourd’hui pour vous écrire. Le séjour au Finnmark été exceptionnel. Clément est un excellent guide. Très dévoué, soucieux de rendre l’expérience agréable, Clément est vraiment très talentueux et dévoué. Sa personnalité est agréable, il est à l’écoute de nos besoins et démontre, malgré son jeune âge, un haut niveau de compétences et de savoir-faire. Son enseignement sur recherche de victimes suite à une avalanche est de loin, la meilleure formation que j’ai reçue à ce jour. Les paysages du Finnmark sont exceptionnels, nous avons été particulièrement chanceux pour les conditions météorologiques. Nous avons vraiment eu le loisir d’admirer ces magnifiques paysages de montagnes entre ciel et mer. L’expérience de groupe a aussi été excellente, la chimie entre les participants-es a été fort agréable. Nous avons vraiment passé de bons moments ensemble.  Je vais très certainement voyager avec vous dans le futur, l’expérience a été extrêmement positive. Au plaisir de nouvelles aventures !!! Serge



Thursday was a fantastic day, we were lucky with the conditions and I was lucky with the company! A big thanks to you and the team for such a great week, but particularly to Clement who made each day so different and showed me so much of Maurienne - I'm sure I'll be back!

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