Two new ski touring trails Val Thorens

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

Good to know: Like the ski slopes, these two ski touring slopes are accessible and secure only during ski lift opening hours. Outside of these times, damage and avalanche triggering may occur.

Little South

  • Length: 1,8 kilometers
  • Start altitude: 2230 meters
  • Arrival altitude: 2395 meters
  • Ascent: 65 meters

Great South

  • Length: 2,03 kilometers
  • Start altitude: 2395 meters
  • Arrival altitude: 2738 meters
  • Ascent: 343 meters

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 Chardons red trail picnic area.

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

Ski touring trail Val Thorens

A strong partnership with Salomon

Solomon and Val Thorens join forces for the development of ski touring and to make the practice accessible.

Val Thorens is an open door to the glaciers and the Vanoise to discover, practice or train. The ski area of Val Thorens constitutes an unlimited playground offering numerous possibilities to ski touring practitioners.

Damage forecasts

This document is updated every weekday by mid-afternoon.

Other ski touring trails to discover

From the Service des Pistes building, rue du Soleil, several pedestrian routes are accessible for ski touring, only for the climb :

  • The 2 Lakes trail: 2,1km, departure from the Cosmojet chalet at the slopes roundabout
  • The La Moutière trail: 6,1km, departure from the Cosmojet chalet at the piste roundabout
  • The Montagnette trail: 2km, departure from the Balcons district

Every evening the Slope Service indicates the slopes which will be accessible to ski touring the next day depending on the damage forecast.

Service providers who offer ski touring

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

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