• Trip duration
    1+ day
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Description

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!

Price per person

1 Person490EUR
Group of 2245EUR
Group of 3165EUR
Group of 4125EUR
Group of 5100EUR
Group of 685EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee