This off-piste and ski touring program in Maurienne is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the best powder away from the crowds, in the company of a certified mountain guide.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Despite the well known nearby ski resorts like Val D’isère, Val Thorens, La Grave or Sestrières in Italy, Maurienne valley remains an unknown ski destination. A secret spot in the heart of the French Alps.
The valley of Maurienne consist of seven different ski resorts which gives you great opportunities for skiing and possibilities to find the very best snow. The villages in this valley are built up through time and they all have their own genuine character.So if you want to visit a valley that has not yet being invaded by the mass tourism, where the itineraries for good skiing are almost unlimited and where the off piste concurrence is close to nothing, then book your next ski trip with me!
Quality and variation
There are seven very different resorts along 50 km (map) that together offers a great variation of terrain, altitude, orientation and steepness. There are high alpine glaciers in Bonneval, forest skiing in Val Cenis, North facing slopes in Termignon and south facing slopes in Aussois. The Maurienne valley also connects with Val Thorens and the 3 Vallées and is not far from Sestrière in Italy. This variation gives almost endless opportunities for finding good conditions and powder snow!
In this valley you find more families enjoying groomers than powder addicts. You can take it easy when the snow is dumping down. No stress, there will be powder lying untouched close to the lifts for several days.
The ski resorts have grown here at a different pace than the big famous neighbors, and they are still small mountains villages with originality, charm and their proper life outside skiing tourism. But of course you will find all you need when it comes to ski shops, bars, restaurants, after ski and very efficient and modern ski lifts.
Why ski with me and my team?
You will go with local mountain guides and ski teachers that are dedicated and passionate skiers. Finding the best snow and the runs you will enjoy most is their job, and your safety their main focus.Everything will be taken care of for you as soon as you will be picked up at the airport, then you can only think about skiing!
Get in touch with me and let’s start planning 😉
Every morning, just after breakfast, you will meet your guide that will inform you about the snow and weather conditions for the day. The program of the day will be made considering those parameters of course, but as well after discussing with you. Do you want easy off piste, or couloirs and steep slopes ? Do you want to hike to the otherwise unaccessible slopes or working on your technique close to the lifts sounds better ? Maybe you want to learn about snow, how to find the best one, or maybe you would like to know more about safety and equipment ? You might be as well interested in an evening avalanche talk ? Whatever your demands are, our guides will be happy to help you getting the very best of your stay in Maurienne.
With seven different ski resorts the possibilities to find good snow from the lifts are almost unlimited.We take you where the conditions are the best at the moment.
To go with us, you have to be able to ski. Then we adjust the programs to your skills and fitness.We think that it’s crucial to form homogenous groups and for that purpose we are grateful if, when booking, you can take the time to define your level with me.
We offer two different accommodations, they are both centrally placed in the valley and a drive between 5 and 30 minutes will take us to all the resorts.
With your booking you will get a packing list to help you forgetting nothing. If needed, you can rent the following gear from our partner, “Relief All Mountain Shop” : Backpack (ABS or not)-Transceiver, shovel and probe-Off piste ski and boots-Touring skis, skins and boots-Telemark equipment, Splitboard
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.
Best guide Oskar.Cosy hotell. Good and frendly service from explore-Share.We are really satisfied.
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!
Group of 4
|EUR 1186 Each|
Group of 5
|EUR 1186 Each|
Group of 6
|EUR 1186 Each|
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