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Ski touring in Areches Beaufort (Savoie), near Lyon


Follow a certified guide outside of Lyon and into the slopes of Areches Beaufort of Savoie for an exceptional ski touring program that offers a small mountain experience in the majesty and immensity of the French Alps for a day or more of top notch skiing.



1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




  • Ski in a traditional Savoie village with the same allure of neighboring resorts.
  • Pick up useful tips and techniques from a certified and knowledgeable guide.
  • Admire unprecedented views that include the Mont Blanc Massif.
  • Head off-piste on high quality snow and a variety of accommodating terrain.


Enjoy the best features of a solid ski touring experience in the hidden gem of Areches Beaufort in Savoie, east of Lyon! This guided program puts you in some of the best snow in the shadow of Mont Blanc without any of the hassle of lines and crowds for untouched snow, easy access, and an all-around memorable skiing experience in the French Alps!

Located near Lyon and nestled in the Beaufortain Range of the Alps, this small village is known for its remarkable cheese and its mostly-undiscovered snow-savvy ski culture. Without the frills of modern resorts, the basic appeal for this town is its mountain heritage, which it takes seriously, from family-owned shops and inns to the surrounding rolling mountains. It has hosted the Pierra Menta for more than 30 years, which is a grueling ski mountaineering competition on par with the Tour de France.

If you wanted to immerse yourself in a traditional village for a day or more of solid ski touring, then this is the program for you. We will enjoy a full day of premium snow conditions, from deep snowpack (thanks to its north-facing position) to high quality powder. You can experience a number of exciting off-piste runs with steep drop-ins, tree lines, and thrilling cutbacks.

It is also a great location for greenhorns, specializing in safe and dedicated routes for beginners. The Cuvy is a great example of this, encompassing a five-kilometer skin up of 755 meters before skiing back down. This is one of my favorite areas to ski tour and I will ensure you have a safe, fulfilling, and completely fun time exploring the untouched snow.

Other great options include the Grand Mont (2,700m) and Point du Dard (2,489m), both at a high enough elevation not guarantee pristine snow pack and far enough away from the crowds so you can admire the surround Alps on a personal level.

All ski touring levels are welcome, though you should be in good shape and have enough skiing proficiency to ski safely and comfortably in the backcountry for a full day or more.

Book this ski touring program near Lyon NOW and uncover the delicious secret of Areches Beaufort skiing and the snowy wonderland of traditional Savoie!

If you had a different location on your mind, we can trek down to Hautes-Alpes and spend a day or more ski touring at Reallon!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes the guiding fee only.


Meeting point

Contact me upon booking for further information on our meeting point.

About the guide

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion




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