Backcountry skiing initiation in La Clusaz

Backcountry skiing initiation in La Clusaz
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: French, English, Spanish
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    super flexible FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity.
  • Meeting point:
    At the customer’s accommodation OR at the bottom of the slopes
  • Opening seasons:
    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

Activity description

La Clusaz is exposed to some of the best snow conditions in the world. It'll be very difficult for you to find snow like this anywhere else! La Clusaz is the perfect spot for a weekend break during the winter period.

Whatever your level, Sébastien Laurent guarantees that he will be able to choose great itineraries, well adapted to you and your group. He will share the best kept La Clusaz secrets where you will experience breath-taking panoramas.

The backcountry skiing areas at La Clusaz are indeed a far cry from well-maintained marked trails. The resort's span over several mountain ranges promises you a lot of diversity. It also means that there is, most of time, a sector that is exposed to good snow conditions!

When skiing with Sébastien you may have to walk for short periods to reach the backcountry itineraries, but that's the (cheap) price to pay to access the powdery undisturbed snow. 

During these backcountry excursions, Sébastien limits his group to 4 skiers, enabling to provide you with tailor-made advice and guidance. He will obviously provide all the necessary safety equipment and briefly teach you how to use it. 

Explore a ski resort with the most off-piste opportunities in the Northern Alps!

Offer Description

This activity is available from the end of December to the end of April.


- Improve your backcountry techniques
- Learn how to evaluate and manage the risks attached to this sport
- Learn how to use your avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe correctly


Itineraries vary depending on the weather conditions, below you can see some example of programmes:
Name: Cret du Loup
- You'll meet Sébastien at 8.45am at La Clusaz (exact spot confirmed the evening before)
- He will brief you about the equipment you'll be using and the security protocols
- You'll then make your way to the cable car of Cret du Loup from the centre of La Clusaz to make your to the fantastic backcountry skiing slopes
- You'll do several descents on the slopes to give Sébastien an idea of what the group level is
- Sébastien will then take you to another slope perfectly adapted to the group's level and goals

Name: Bellachat, Tardevant, Fernuy etc.
- You'll meet Sébastien at 8.45am at La Clusaz (exact spot confirmed the evening before)
- He will brief you about the equipment you'll be using and the security protocols
- Sébastien will teach you how to anticipation techniques depending in the area you're skiing in 
- You'll enjoy some of the most beautiful descents of the La Clusaz area

Special terms

The excursion is obviously subject to weather and snow conditions. Please contact your guide a few days before your excursion to confirm the program and the meeting point and time.

  • Avalanche beacon
  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Safety gear
  • Ski equipement
  • Ski lift pass
  • Meals for you and your guide
Meeting point
At the customer’s accommodation OR at the bottom of the slopes Get directions


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