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Winter trail and cross country skiing in les Saisies
Winter trail and cross country skiing in les Saisies
Winter trail and cross country skiing in les Saisies
Winter trail and cross country skiing in les Saisies

Winter trail and cross country skiing in les Saisies

4 days of winter trail running and cross country skiing in Les Saisies, with Caroline, UIMLA mountain leader, and Cédric Bernard, ex top athlete.






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Join me in Les Saisies for 4 days of winter trail running and cross country skiing!

A 4-day course of winter trail in the heart of Les Saisies in Savoie (30km from Albertville). Join us and improve your endurance in a different and uncommon way!

I have planned a varied and entertaining program for you. It consists of white trail outings, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. The 4 days will be supervised by professionals.

The focus will be set on :

  • Cardiovascular and muscular quality improvement;
  • Training diversification;
  • Injury prevention;
  • Technical advices and intervention on physical preparation.

The objective is for you to learn a lot. We will be in the magical environment of the Saisies resort, in front of Mont-Blanc.

This 4-day course is supervised by myself and Cedric Bernard. He is a former cross country skiing top athlete. He is also a physical trainer and coach. He holds a Masters degree in athletic training and he is specialized in helping people returning to sport after an injury. In addition, he collaborates with high level sports teams (France cross country skiing team, soccer club Olympique Lyonnais, Korean national ski team).

The highlights of this 4-day trip are the following:

  • A tailor made coaching by cross country skiing and trail running professionals,
  • A comfortable accommodation in the heart of the resort with a spa and a swimming pool,
  • A program accessible for runners with no experience in skiing;
  • The possibility to bring you family and enjoy the ski area.
Improve your trail running skills and be supervised by experts in the beautiful environment of La Savoie.

In the ‘extra’ section below, you’ll find information about the required trail running level you need to have. You will also see the equipment that you need to bring with you.

During these 4 days we will run on average 15-20km a day and go up from 1000 to 1500 meters. We will alternate between single tracks and large paths.

I invite you to contact me if you are interested in this 4-day course. Also please let me know if you have any other wishes. I organize trail running trips and courses throughout the year, in the Alps and elsewhere. There is something for everyone, for beginners and experts. I will be happy to take you on these beautiful mountain trails. For example, if you prefer coming during the summer, joining my Trail running in Auvergne tour could be a good option.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details


- Accommodation in a 2-star hotel (rooms for 2 to 4 people)

- Full board

- Supervision by a qualified mountain leader and a cross-country

- Cross-country ski instructor

- Cross-country ski passes

Not included:

- Equipment rental (skis - you can rent on-site or bring your own)

own equipment)

- Individual insurance

- Food supplements (energy bars and drinks)

- Personal expenses

- Drinks during meals

- Individual transfers in the event of interruption of the outing or stay

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1:

Welcome in the early afternoon, briefing and explanation of the trip equipment, introduction to skating skiing, technical analysis, and video session.

Day 2:

Skating in the morning, working on technical movements, highlighting upper body work, introduction to waxing for optimum glide, lunch at the restaurant, discussions on physical preparation and the benefits of cross-training for trail running, afternoon trail session on snow at Les Saisies developing cardiovascular capacities, muscle strengthening specific to snow trails, end of the day at leisure (possibility of using the swimming pool and balneotherapy area at the Les Saisies aquatic center).

Day 3:

Morning ski skating, reviewing technique, speed work, video session, lunch at the restaurant, afternoon trail session on varied terrain, interval work, theme evening, stretching, interest, and methodology.

Day 4:

Morning trail session or white trail depending on conditions. Lunch in a restaurant Afternoon introduction to classic skiing: discovery of a new sliding technique technique to complement trail training. Debriefing.


More info

A minimum number of participants (defined in advance) is required for the departure to take place. If the number of participants is insufficient and the departure is cancelled, clients will be informed via a phone call at least a week prior to the scheduled departure date and will receive a complete refund.

Clients are required to have a multi-risk insurance, covering cancellation fees, rescue and accident, repatriation and baggage loss or theft.

(Trail et ski de fond aux Saisies)

Group size: from 8 to 12 people.

Price for companions: 347€

Not included: dietary supplements (energy drinks and bars) and drinks during meals.

Initiation level:

  • Regular practice of running 3 times per week for 1-1:30hs
  • Occasional running practice in varied terrain or regular practice of mountain hiking


  • During the day: a light backpack with a waterproof jacket, a long sleeve warm fleece type, a survival blanket, a whistle, an individual pharmacy kit*, a cap or headband, a hat and thin gloves, sunglasses suitable for running, long tights if you are wearing shorts to run, cereal bars and energy drinks, a plastic bag for waste, biodegradable toilet paper, a headlamp, a minimum reserve water of 1.5L, an elastic strapping strip and some cash
  • To wear: running short, a short-sleeved t-shirt, running socks, already worn trail shoes, waterproof pants
  • For the whole stay: a floor mat, a canister belt for cross country skiing, snowshoes (can be rented), spare clothes for 4 days, a personal hygiene kit, spare shoes, a spare water socket, spare batteries for the headlamp, a pair of spare laces, a pocketknife and earplugs
  • Recommended additional equipment: poles and heart rate monitor
  • Individual pharmacy kit: anti-friction cream, sunscreen, double skin dressings, elastic band, paracetamol, anti-diarrheal, antiseptic and personal drugs

Meeting point

At Les Saisies.

Equipment you will need to bring

Equipment: What to bring for the day : - A light rucksack including : - A waterproof jacket - A warm long-sleeved fleece top - Survival blanket and whistle - An individual first-aid kit - Cap or headband - Hat and thin gloves - Sunglasses suitable for running - Long tights if running shorts - Cereal bars and energy drink - Plastic bag for garbage - Biodegradable toilet paper - Headlamp - Minimum 1.5l water supply - Elastic strapping - A small amount of cash What to bring : - Running shorts - Short-sleeved t-shirt - A pair of running socks - Previously worn trail shoes For the whole stay : - Spare clothing for 3 days - Personal toiletries - Spare shoes - Spare water bottle - Earplugs or ear plugs - Floor mat (not compulsory) - Heart rate monitor (not mandatory) - Swimsuit Individual pharmacy: - Anti-chafing cream - Sun cream - Double-skin bandages - Elastic bandage - Paracetamol - Anti-diarrheal - Antiseptic - Personal medication Recommended additional equipment : - A pair of walking sticks - Camera

About the guide: -Caroline

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Mountain Leader

I hold the State Certificate of Mountain Leader (UIMLA), Athlete of Team Garmin Adventure. I won many trail competitions such as Oxygen Challenge, The Glaciers Tour of Vanoise, Albertville Trail, Drayes Blanches of Vercors, the Frison Roche Beaufort, Run and skate of Chamonix… I have also some racing podiums such as the Saintélyon, the Lyon Urban Trail, the Causses Marathon, the Allobroges. I am an ex-sportswoman of high level in rowing (World Championships, World Cups, France Championships). I have a mastery STAPS (Sport) and BEES First degree in rowing. I organise and supervise many trail courses in the Alps with a pro team, a friends group with whom we have a mission: Run and enjoy! I invite you to contact me if you want to train and/or discover these incredible massifs.


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What people are saying about -Caroline


J'ai eu l'opportunité de participer à deux stages, l'un dans le Cantal, l'autre à Chamonix. Un grand plaisir de partager une passion commune avec des participants très sympas de tous niveaux et de tous horizons. Caroline, une grande professionnelle de la montagne et du trail, n'a pas son pareil pour organiser ces rencontres, et tout cela dans une super ambiance et des paysages à couper le souffle.


J'ai fait deux stages avec Caro, c'est devenu une amie, et chacun de ces stages m'a laissé des souvenirs inoubliables. Le premier stage en 2014 en Haute Savoie à l'occasion du Trail du Gypaète. Le Deuxième stage en 2015, dans les Calanques de Marseille. Ces stages auront été parfaits à tous les niveaux: Paysages grandioses (on sent qu'ils ont été choisis avec soin), des échanges techniques avec des "pros" (un grand moment quand Caro inspecte les sacs à dos...), pleins de conseils nutrition - mode de vie etc... La découverte des autres stagiaires mais aussi des autres encadrants (très bon contact avec Guillaume Lenormand par ex.). Des conditions matérielles top (hébergement, repas, organisation etc...). Seule critique: le temps passe trop vite, c'est toujours trop court! Donc au final quand c'est fini, on n'a qu'une envie... c'est de repartir pour un autre stage! Et vu le nombre de personnes que l'on croise sur les stages qui en sont à leur n-ième participation, je peux affirmer que ce sentiment est partagé!


Pour moi le trail c'est avant tout la découverte de nouveaux territoires, les rencontres et les échanges avec d'autres passionnés, le respect de la nature. Mes 3 stages avec Caroline m'ont permis de retrouver ces fondamentaux dans un cadre toujours bon enfant, mais pas moins professionnel. Caroline est une passionnée de montagne et de tout ce qui y touche (sport, culture, gastronomie) et elle sait comme personne transmettre sa passion et ses bons conseils, toujours avec le sourire. Je garde un excellent souvenir des rencontres avec les autres stagiaires et mais aussi avec les autres encadrants, Guillaume, Seb, Cédric, Lydie et tant d'autres rencontrés au cours de ces stages.



Great experience, but definitely favored toward elite runners. One of our guides, JC, was amazing. He cared about every runner. The other guide seemed only to care for the elites (and himself). On top of Col des Montets, I asked if we had time to put on warm layers. The guide said "of course," but then quickly proceeded to run off with the entire group while I stood bare and freezing with my gear unpacked. Total lack of consideration for the well-being of his runners. Otherwise a great tour.



Well organized tour of the TDS course. Amazing views await even if you’re not planning to run the race

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