Ski touring and freeride skiing together with an IFMGA mountain guide in and around the ski resorts of les 3 Vallées: Courchevel, Méribel, Val Thorens, Saint Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires, La Tania...
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Les 3 Vallées is a great area for backcountry skiing and ski touring fanatics.
Originally from Marseille but being a mountain guide from les 3 Vallées, I know every corner of this domain. I will be happy to guide you for one or several days around Courchevel, Méribel, Val Thorens, Saint Martin de Belleville, Les Menuires, Pralognan, etc.
We can also do some heliski in Italy, from Courchevel or Méribel.
The program and itinerary will be defined based on your ski level, on your wishes and on the weather & snow conditions.
Please get it touch with me, let’s then discuss and plan your trip here!
Here are some possible itineraries that I like to do with my clients.
1. EMILIENNE PEAK/ COL DU FRUIT
We go up the Creux Noirs by chairlift. Airline Edge (15 min). Then we gown by one of the North 45 ° corridors (D-300m). Afterwards, we ascend the Emilienne Peak pass in seal skins (1 h, D+300m), and we go down the Vallon du Saut hill slope (D-1000m). We have lunch at the Plan de Tueda refuge. This itinerary is intended for good skiers, the level is difficult.
2. NORTH FACE OF LA GRATTE / GEFRIAND / NORTH FACE OF COCHET
From the Lac Noir chairlift,we climb in seal skins on La Gratte (20 min). Then we go down the North corridor of la Gratte 40-45°, (D-200m). And down of the small valley of Geffriand to the chalet of Geffriand (D-500m). Afterwards we ascend in seal skins to the Col de la Fenêtre (30-45 min, D+200m). Aerial crossing of the Cochet arete and then down the North Face. Arete to 35°, then slope to 55/60°, 3 lengths of rope. We have lunch in a charming restaurant at Saint Martin de Belleville. This itinerary is reserved for very good skiers since it is very difficult.
3. GLACIER OF GEBROULAZ / DOWN ON PRALOGNAN
From Thorens pass, we climb to Gebroulaz pass in seal skins (1:30 h, D+500m. Then down on Pralognan, it’s possible to go through different ways, then by the Soufre pass and the Vallon du Prioux. We have lunch at Roc de la Pêche and then return by taxi to Méribel.
A possible variant of this trip is to climb to Polset pass, Chavière Lake, Chavière pass 2X45 min in seal skins (D+400m), and then down by the canyon.
4. CORRIDOR CARON PEAK / LA PIERRE FENDUE PEAK / BOUCHET CORRIDOR
From Caron Peak we go down the corridor 45° on Caron combe. Then, cable car ascent and down on the Pierre Fendue combe. Afterwards an ascent on the chair lift of Plan de Bouchet allows us to go down the steep corridors 45-50° on the Pierre Lory combe. Finally descent on the Lou Lake by Brequin. We have late lunch at Pépé Nicolas. The itinerary is intended for good to very good skiers.
If you are interested in discovering Les 3 Vallées off the beaten tracks, please get in touch with me. I will be more than happy to guide you in this beautiful region and enjoy some good skiing together!
IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide
I come from Marseille and I found my passion for mountaineering very early, climbing Les Calanques, some mountains in the Verdon region and in the Alps. I got my IFMGA (mountain guide) certificate in 1983 and my ski instructor license in 1985.
I brought my clients on many summits of the Alps and went abroad to discover the world. I went skiing, climbing, mountaineering… in Morocco, Norway, Algeria (Hoggar), Yosemite (El Capitan) and Nepal. I discovered this passion for travelling and started to organize my first trips with my clients. In the late 80’, I went to the Annapurna Sanctuary and I did several ascents in Peru (Pisco, Yanapatcha and Huascaran). In the 90’, I did several trips in Nepal (Helambu, Langtang…).
I then kept on and further explored the world with my clients: Rolwaling traverse (Perchamo, Mera Peak Mingbo La), the summits of Yala Peak and the Yana Kanga, Patagonia (in Argentina), Manaslu tour in Nepal, Meso Kanto La, Mustang, Atacama desert in chili and many others.
I like bringing my clients mountaineering in summer and ski touring / heliskiing in winter.
Get in touch with me and let's discuss about your next guiding tour !
Xavier van Campenhout
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Hervé est fort à l'écoute de son client, il cerne très bien les attentes et les envies. Il est aussi très rassurant et porte une attention particulière au bien-être de chacun. Il a beaucoup d'expérience, on sent qu'il connaît bien la montagne et il est prudent. Enfin, il est discret et sympatique. Je le recommande vivement !
Excellent guide. Nous avons beaucoup aimé son professionalisme et sa gentillesse.
Great moments of fun and found some lush powder in difficult conditions.
Hi Hervé, thanks for the 3 wonderful days skiing in the 3 Vallées. My family & I had a great time. You picked out the perfect runs. Hope to see you soon. Ashley.
Many thanks for 3 great days of snow powder and amazing views in the 3 vallees. Knowledgeable, cautious and takes peoples tempo and abilities into account, adapting to needs.
Group of 1
|EUR 506 Each|
Group of 2
|EUR 253 Each|
Group of 3
|EUR 171 Each|
Group of 4
|EUR 129 Each|
Group of 5
|EUR 104 Each|
Group of 6
|EUR 88 Each|
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