Full-day of Backcountry Skiing from Val Thorens, Les Trois Vallées

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: full day
Spoken languages: English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, German
Minimum age: From 16 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: strict More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

If you have a good level of skiing, try the pleasures of backcountry skiing from Val Thorens for a day full of thrills!

If you are comfortable on the slopes in all conditions, this day's backcountry skiing from Val Thorens will take you to the next level, away from the crowded slopes of Les Trois Vallées ski resort. From the resort of Val Thorens, you will board the ski lifts to reach the backcountry skiing sites in the Vanoise massif, accessible only to experienced skiers!

In small groups of no more than 6 or 7 participants, you will follow a mountain guide to the best backcountry skiing sites in Val Thorens. You will be able to discover the discipline at your own pace if you are a beginner, or train to improve your technique if you are already experienced! This day will be adapted to your level so that you can get the most out of it, and fully enjoy the extraordinary sensations of this winter sport.

So if you are a good skier and feel like setting off on an adventure, book your day of backcountry skiing from Val Thorens now! And if you want to spice up your getaway by leaving the lifts behind, go ski touring from Val Thorens instead.


- Knowing and using different equipment
- Learning how to convert the ascent, how to adapt technically to the terrain and what mistakes not to make, how to use knives (ski crampons) and even mountaineering crampons
- Introduction to avalanche research
- Introduction to nivology
- Awareness of the behaviour of each skier in an off-piste group

Course of events

- Meeting with your mountain guide in Val Thorens (time and meeting point confirmed by the guide the day before the activity)

- Journey on foot and by ski lift to the backcountry skiing site in Val Thorens (you need to have the Trois Vallées ski pass)

- Distribution of avalanche safety kits and harnesses, checking of your equipment, followed by a briefing on the day's activities and safety instructions

- Start of your day's backcountry skiing in Val Thorens

- At the end of the day, return of equipment loaned at the end of the session, then return back to Val Thorens to finish the activity

Activity requirements

A minimum number of 4 participants is required for this activity to take place.

A good level of skiing (being comfortable in all conditions on ski slopes) and good physical condition are required to partake in the activity.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

You will need to purchase the Trois Vallées ski pass to be able to reach the activity site.

Special terms

The time and meeting point for this activity are given as an indication: the guide will contact you the day before your activity to confirm them.

  • High mountain guide
  • Harness
  • Crampons if needed (glacier skiing)
  • Avalanche safety kit (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe)
  • Les Trois Vallées ski pass
  • Skis
  • Ski poles
  • Helmet
  • Lunch
Do not forget to bring
  • Ski clothes
  • Backcountry skiing equipment
  • Backpack
  • Bottle of water
  • Snack
  • Picnic lunch
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Meeting point
To be confirmed with the guide the day before the activity Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
30 days
Cancellation between 10 and 30 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
10 days
Cancellation 10 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule