Friday 14 December Last update : 12/14/2018 at 13:01

Off-piste skiing and ski touring

Off the beaten track...

Explore the domain in another way thanks to exceptional tours proposed by the High Mountain guides and ski instructors. A great way to discover the glacier zones of the Vanoise, one of the most beautiful off-piste sites of the 3 Valleys and the immense mountain-side of the Maurienne and admire the stunning views of the Alps.

Simply choose your formula, in line with your experience level (beginner to advanced) and desires (day tours or longer treks lasting several days) and head off to adventure!

Ski Touring


Ski fitness is to ski touring what jogging is to running; a cardio activity carried out wearing lightweight clothing, close-fitting trousers and a thin jacket. Armed with water and a stopwatch, you’re off, burning calories as you go! Ski tourers, more and more of whom are to be found in Val Thorens, now have a dedicated safe run open daily from 7am and 9am, and from 5pm to 8pm. The specific slope area will change over the course of the season to vary the fun for fitness-skiing enthusiasts!

Ski Slope Maintenance Team - +33 (0)4 79 00 01 80 - Free access

Taster session: every Tuesday between 7am and 8.30am, the Mountain Office by l'ESF runs group sessions offering useful advice on technique and cardio training for beginners who’ve always wanted to give it a go.
Registration is required the evening before. Price: 10 euros, excluding cost of equipment hire.
Contact ESF for more information and registration.


Led by Val Thorens pioneers, this walk begins at dusk with an hour of climbing interspersed with stories about the history of the resort, and is rounded off with a well-deserved glass of mulled wine and a bowl of French onion soup at the Chalet de la Marine. The journey back down takes place under the stars. A unique experience to share with locals who love their mountains.

More about Dynafit Snow Leopard Track.

Touring Guides' Bureau

  • La Maison des guides et de la montagne

    La Maison des guides et de la montagne

    La Maison des guides et  de la montagne de VAL THORENS is a small company of  trekking guides, UIAGM ski & mountain guides and ski instructors,(specialized in ski-touring, backcountry skiing and OFF-PISTE as well as in ice climbing) who offer to guide you and make you share their passion for mountains and skiing ! Open 365 days per year, we guide and teach from November to June in Val THORENS 3 Valleys, even all MAY & June where the ski resorts are closed!
    We are able to guide and TEACH in english, spanish, portuguese, russian, french, Italian…

    1011 Immeuble 3 Vallées (Bureau d'accueil à Evolution 2) 73440 Val Thorens Telephone : +33 6 63 81 53 41
    Web E-mail contact More info
  • Office de la montagne - Guides de Haute Montagne

    Office de la montagne - Guides de Haute Montagne

    Looking for adventure, wild nature, exceptional snow and adrenaline, l'Office de la Montagne of Val Thorens is the place to be!

    Maison de Val thorens Telephone : +33 479 000 286
    Geographical Situation Web E-mail contact More info
  • Ecole de ski - Evolution 2

    Ecole de ski - Evolution 2

    Evolution 2 Ski and Adventure School, or a different way of discovering the mountings…
    Our finest activities in the largest ski area in the world: let your dreams of adventure come true!
    We adapt to your needs, your desires and your level so that you can share our passion for the mountains.
    Whatever your age, we are here to provide support and share your best experiences in Val Thorens.

    Immeuble Eskival - Maison de Val Thorens Telephone : +33 6 13 76 78 74
    Geographical Situation Web E-mail contact More info
  • Ecole de ski Internationale Prosneige

    Ecole de ski Internationale Prosneige

    The authentic, independant and international skischool of Val Thorens since 1996. 75 instructors at your service, with a knowledge of 17 languages to offer. Our team’s commitment is to guarantee a once in a lifetime experience :
    - A private and secure kindergarden with a costum rolling carpet
    - Specific pedagogy and modern teaching ways for the youngest ones
    - Small groups  for all ages from beginners to experts
    - Expertise in free-style and free-ride
    - Native tongue provided for our children classes

    Prosneige - Emotions at the top

    Le Montana Soleil Telephone : +33 4 79 01 07 00
    Geographical Situation Web E-mail contact More info
  • Ski Cool Ecole internationale de ski et snowboard

    Ski Cool Ecole internationale de ski et snowboard

    Ski Cool was founded in 1981 and is one of the oldest ski schools in Val Thorens. It has continuously evolved and has been able to harness the experience of its team to stay cool and close to its clientele. Ski Cool has a creative approach and we use our spirit of openness and acceptance to enchant our guests year after year.

    Silveralp - Montana - Rue du Soleil Telephone : +33 4 79 00 04 92
    Geographical Situation Web E-mail contact More info
  • Freeski attitude André Bianchini

    Résidence 3 Vallées
    Telephone : +33 6 70 02 72 88
    Geographical Situation Web E-mail contact
  • Guide de haute montagne – Francis Forot

    Immeuble le Gébroulaz
    Telephone : +33 6 89 29 23 36
    Geographical Situation E-mail contact
  • Bureau des Guides Belleville

    3 Rue des Places 73440 Saint Martin de Belleville
    Telephone : +33 (0)4 79 06 09 51
    Web E-mail contact
  • Guide de haute montagne – Alain Stevenet

    Le Grand Cairn
    Telephone : +33 6 89 33 37 71
    Geographical Situation Web E-mail contact

Ski schools

Independent ski instructor

  • Free School Attitude

    Free School Attitude

    The difference is excellence
    Independent school of gliding professional. Private lesson specialists since 2006.
    Our qualified instructors share over 20 years of experience in ski, snowboard, or telemark . Customized education, from beginner to expert, Racing, Skiing, Heli- skiing ...
    We speak: French, English, Spanish

    Telephone : +33 6 63 49 89 76
    Web E-mail contact More info
  • Girlschool


    Girlschool is run by two young ski and snowboard instructors with a passion for riding and the mountains. They have been instructing for over 10 years in a variety of establishments (UCPA, ESF, ESI).
    They want to pass on their passion with a different take on instructing.

    Telephone : 06 59 92 19 63 // 06 63 76 58 95
    Web E-mail contact More info
  • Valthorens Ski instructor

    Intersport Peclet
    Mobile : 06 23 12 40 53
    Geographical Situation Web E-mail contact
  • Carine SAIAG Monitrice de ski, ski hors-piste, ski de randonnee

    Telephone : +336 63 81 53 41
    Mobile : +336 63 81 53 41
    Web E-mail contact

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