France·December - April
VAL THORENS SKIING HOLIDAY, FRANCE
Discover the thrill of backcountry skiing and ski-touring in the world-renowned resort-skiing destionation of Val Thorens, FranceVIEW DATES
Embark on an epic 1-day ski-touring or backcountry skiing adventure in Val Thorens, guided by certified experts. Experience the thrill of untouched slopes made easily accessible by convenient ski lifts. Connect with fellow enthusiasts, all skill levels welcome. Discover why Val Thorens is the ultimate destination for this exhilarating sport.
Ski on Premier Alpine Playground
Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, Val Thorens is the ultimate destination for adventure seekers. Here, you'll find the perfect blend of resort skiing and the exhilarating world of backcountry and ski touring. Our 1-day trip allows you to choose your preferred style, ensuring an experience tailored to your desires. With a Certified Local Guide leading the way, you'll unlock the full potential of this alpine wonderland, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Val Thorens not only boasts breathtaking terrain but also provides seamless accessibility. Thanks to the modern ski-lift infrastructure, you'll effortlessly access the pristine backcountry and ski-touring routes. Beyond the slopes, immerse yourself in the vibrant social scene of this dynamic area. From charming mountain villages to bustling après-ski spots, there's no shortage of opportunities to connect, unwind, and create lasting bonds with fellow adventurers.
Elevate Your Experience with Aggregation
At Mapo Tapo, we believe in the power of shared experiences. Our unique aggregation model ensures that you not only embark on this extraordinary journey but also do so at an unmatched value. By joining a group trip carefully curated to your skill level, you'll forge connections with passionate skiers who share your experience. Together, you'll conquer the slopes of Val Thorens, all while maximizing cost efficiency. Let the mountains unite us in a shared pursuit of adventure and camaraderie.
Meet & Greet with Local Guide and fellow adventurers
In the crisp morning air, we gather at the designated meeting point around 8:00 AM. Here, you'll meet your Certified Local Guide and the fellow adventurers who will share this remarkable day with you.
After a brief but thorough briefing and gear check at 8:15 AM, we ensure everyone is fully equipped and ready for the day ahead. By 8:30 AM, we set out on our chosen adventure – ski-touring or backcountry skiing.
Climb, then ski down!
Around noon, depending on the chosen route, we reach the highest point of the itinerary, enjoying the view from the summit and getting ready for the descent.
Back to our cars!
Around 4:00 PM, we arrive back at the cars, concluding your exhilarating 1-day Val Thorens ski experience. Please remember that exact timing may vary, accounting for the chosen itinerary, group pace, and weather conditions.
Your Certified Local Guide will ensure the safety and enjoyment of the trip, making any necessary adjustments to the schedule as needed.
The programme is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, activities level and endurance of the group.
Val Thorens: what' so special about it?
Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, Val Thorens captivates with its awe-inspiring natural beauty.
Towering peaks, pristine snowfields, and crisp alpine air create an enchanting backdrop for adventure. Thanks to a modern ski-lift network, this mountain paradise is remarkably accessible. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice, Val Thorens offers a diverse range of slopes, making it a haven for skiing enthusiasts of all levels. From leisurely runs to exhilarating descents, every skier finds their perfect trail in this alpine wonderland.
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”
You don't have to have previous ski-touring experience, as you will always be accompanied by a certified mountain guide who can teach you the required skills. The trip is open to both skiers and snowboarders (with a splitboard). To get the most out of this trip, you should be able to ski down a red piste easily and have some off-piste experience. The average elevation gain is 500m to 1000m per day, hence you need to be moderately fit. Your guide will adapt the itinerary according to the level and preferences of the group and conditions.
Ski-touring gear rental
You can rent basic ski-touring equipment (skis, boots, poles) and avalanche rescue equipment (beacon, probe and shovel) for this trip. Just let us know what you need (specific gear or the full set) and your guide will provide you with everything. You can choose between renting each item individually or renting a set of ski-touring and/or avalanche rescue equipment. It is mandatory for everyone to have a full avalanche kit with them at all times when ski-touring.
Mapo Tapo selects locations and mountain guides with the utmost care. We can for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Ski-touring is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge to go outdoors accompanied by a certified mountain guide.
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What fitness level do I need to have to join this trip?
You should be comfortable on red slopes, and prior ski-touring experience is a plus. You'll be grouped with skiers of similar skills.
What is the maximum number of people who can join this trip?
We limit our group size to a maximum of 6 participants for a personalized experience.
Do you recommend bringing any extra gear?
Yes, please bring standard clothing and gear suitable for winter ski-touring.
Why is it important to have a certified guide with you during the activities?
Your safety is paramount in outdoor activities with inherent risks. Certified guides are contractually responsible, ensuring informed decisions based on expertise, objective risks, and weather conditions, prioritizing your safety. Moreover, Local Certified Guides know where you'll be skiing like the back of their hand: this is crucial when adventuring in the area!
Is the ski-touring gear included?
5. Is the ski-touring gear included? No, the ski-touring gear (skis, skins, poles, boots, ARTVA, helmet) is not included. That being said, you guide can help you getting everything you need for an extra cost.
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