Dynafit and Val Thorens have been working together for several years now to develop ski touring in the resort, making it accessible to all.

To welcome beginners, the resort has created safe, marked out ski touring trails, such as «La Camille», which opened in 2019 in conjunction with Dynafit.

Val Thorens is a gateway to the glaciers and the Vanoise National Park, inviting you to discover the sport, improve or hone your technique. Val Thorens ski area is an endless playground, boasting a wealth of possibilities to fans of ski touring.

 

Named after one of the Val Thorens founders : "La Camille" ski touring trail, in conjuction with Dynafit

 

 

Setting out from the resort, the itinerary pays homage to Camille Rey, a high mountain guide and a leading light in Val Thorens’ history.

It offers a gentle climb through a world that was dear to Camille. Archive photographs from the resort being built back in 1971, to modern-day images, stories and anecdotes from its first residents, with tales of help and support displayed along the way.

Access to the trail is free and its opening hours are the same as the ski area.

Departure point: Plein Sud district (rue de la Falaise), by the Chalet des Neiges Hermine

 

Dynafit Snow Leopard Tracks:

 

Discover ski touring in the expert hands of the Dynafit team and its passionate volunteers.

Kitted out with Dynafit’s top-of-therange skis and boots free of charge, start out from Place Caron late afternoon, for a gentle climb up towards Chalet de la Marine where delicious Savoyard refreshments await you. Head back down an easy blue run to the light of your headlamp.

Discover the joys of ski touring, enjoy a friendly, sociable experience and make the most of top tips from professionals.

These sessions are reserved exclusively to Club Val Thorens members.

Sign up for free at the Tourist Office or the Club House on Place Caron. Numbers limited to 20 people only. Minimum age 14.

 

Others paths to discover

 

Several routes for both walkers and ski tourers start out rom the Slope Maintenance office (rue du Soleil):

  • The 2 Lacs path: 2.1km, from the Cosmojet toboggan chalet at the rond-point des pistes
  • La Moutière path: 6.1km, from the Cosmojet toboggan chalet at the rond-point des pistes
  • La Marine path: 5km, from the Cosmojet toboggan chalet at the rond-point des pistes
  • La Montagnette path: 2km, from les Balcons area of resort

Every evening, the Slope Maintenance team provides updated information on which trails will be open to ski tourers the following day, according to the piste grooming schedule.

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