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Val d’Isere and Tignes 5-day intro to ski touring

Join Euan, an IFMGA certified guide, on this great ski touring adventure in Val d'Isere and Tignes. Don't miss this opportunity to progress and explore uncrowded terrains in the Alps.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


  • The Val d’isere intro course,  please can we change this to Intro to ski touring. The blurb is misleading in relation to the ininerary. The focus of the week will be on improving ski touring skills and off piste ski skills. Also half board accommodation is only included on one night of the course (the hut night). Equipment is not included.


Join this amazing ski touring intro in Val d’Isere and Tignes. During 5 days you will learn all the necessary techniques to improve your skills and become a better skier!

Val d’Isere and Tignes are located in France and offer a lift system and two glaciated areas that allow you to reach the off piste area really quickly. During this course you will practice on different spots such as Dome de Pramecou (3081 meters), Col du Montet (3185 meters), Col Pers (3009 meters), and Col d’Oin (3164 meters).

 The course is designed specially for skiers who want to improve their off piste techniques, so you will need some previous experience. However, you don’t have to be an expert to join in! During the intro, you will learn to use a transceiver, probe and shovel, among other things, so you will have a good base. During the course we will cover some technical aspects of off-piste skiing and then put them to practice!

The ideal time of the year for this program is during March and April. These months guarantee great descents on powder snow You can find a sample  itinerary below to get an idea of the full program.

Join me on this intro to ski touring in Val d’Isere and Tignes! I’ll be glad to guide you through this spectacular terrain. Request to book this trip now!

I also offer a 5-day off-piste program in Chamonix!




Day 1: Tignes

On day 1 we will explore the Grand Motte area of Tignes.

First, we will do some ski touring over the Glacier de la Grande Motte. Then, we will ascend the Dome de Pramecou (3081m).

Topics we will cover include use of a harness, skins and ski crampons, transceiver, probe and shovel.

Day 2: Val d'Isere

We will visit Col d’Iseran and Glacier du Grand Pisaillas areas of Val d’Isere.

Then we will go ski touring in Col du Montet (3185m).

Day 3: Prariond Hut

On day 3 we will ski the Col Pers (3009m) off piste run to the Prariond Hut.

Day 4: Val d'Isere

We will have the choice to climb either the Pointe du Gros Caval (3285m) or the Grande Aiguille Rousse (3482m).

Day 5: Ski safari day

On the last day of our trip we will raverse from the furthest point of Val d’Isere to the furthest point of Tignes linking together many off piste and on piste runs and back again.

About the guide

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IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide
I have been climbing for 23 years and instructing for over 19 years. I'm a fully qualified IFGMA Mountain Guide, full MIC and Technical Advisor for a number of local councils and other organisations.
I'm based in Edinburgh which allows me quick access to the Highlands of Scotland and the Lake District. As well as climbing across the UK, I have climbed and skied extensively throughout Europe, Scandinavia and New Zealand.
My personal highlights so far include:
- When The Wind Blows (E6) Back Bowden, Northumberland
- White Magic (VII, 7) Northern Corries, Cairngorms
- South Pillar of La Barre des Ecrins (TD, 1000m) French Alps
Some of my favourite climbs are:
- Poker Face (E1) Pavey Ark, Lake District
- Point 5 Gully (V) Ben Nevis
- North Ridge of Pollux (AD) Swiss Alps
Please get in touch with me if you want to discover the mountains of Scotland or any other around the globe !

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2042 each

Group of 2

EUR 1054 each

Group of 3

EUR 725 each

Group of 4

EUR 560 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Half board accommodation is only included on the hut night.

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