Two new ski touring trails in Val Thorens

The two new ski touring trails, in partnership with Salomon, are divided into two sections: Petite Sud and Grande Sud. These two runs have been open since the beginning of January 2024.

Good to know: Like the ski runs, these two ski touring runs are accessible and safe only during lift opening times. Outside these times, grooming and avalanche releases may occur.

Petite Sud

  • Length: 1.8 kilometres
  • Starting altitude: 2230 metres
  • Arrival altitude: 2395 metres
  • Difference in altitude: 65 metres

Grande Sud

  • Length: 2.03 kilometres
  • Starting altitude: 2395 metres
  • Arrival altitude: 2738 metres
  • Ascent: 343 metres

Itinerary of the two ski touring trails

The Petite Sud trail starts in the Balcons district at the Les Balcons Platinium residence in Val Thorens and the Grande Sud trail arrives at the picnic area of the Chardons red trail.

The Petite Sud + Grande Sud route is marked in yellow on the map below.

A strong partnership with Salomon

Salomon and Val Thorens have joined forces to develop ski touring and make it more accessible.

Val Thorens is the gateway to the glaciers and the Vanoise, a perfect place to discover, practice or train. The Val Thorens ski area is an unlimited playground, offering many possibilities for ski touring.

Grooming forecasts

This document is updated mid-afternoon every day of the week.

Other ski touring trails to discover

From the Service des Pistes building on rue du Soleil, there are several pedestrian routes for ski touring, for ascent only :

  • The 2 Lakes trail: 2.1km, starting from the Cosmojet chalet at the piste roundabout
  • La Moutière trail: 6.1km, starting from the Cosmojet chalet at the piste roundabout
  • The Montagnette trail: 2km, departure from the Balcons district

Every evening, the Piste Service indicates which slopes will be accessible for ski touring the following day, depending on the weather conditions. grooming forecasts.

Service providers offering ski touring

For accompanied ski touring outings, put your trust in the resort's professionals.

Bookable online

French Ski School (ESF)

Bookable online

Oxygène - Ski and Snowboard School

Bookable online
Ouvert. Ferme à 18h00

Prosneige Ski and Snowboard School

Bookable online
Ouvert. Ferme à 19h00

Ski Cool - International ski and snowboard school

Ouvert. Ferme à 22h00

The Mountain Guides House



New Generation

Office de la montagne - High mountain guides

High mountain guide - Alain Stevenet

Mountain School

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