Skiing

Ste Foy Tarentaise
5th - 10th March

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Ski Touring and Expedition skills in 
the Tarentaise Valley

Itinerary

Arrival Saturday 4th March:

Make your way to Ste Foy village or resort from home.

Meet for a drink Saturday night in Le Monal or in the resort. 

Day 1 - 6 (5th - 10th inclusive):

If starting in Ste Foy, we will meet in the cafe/coffee shop in the station close to the lift pass office.

Otherwise, a transfer van will meet us at 8.45 to take us to one of the other resorts nearby.

We have access to Ste Foy, Tignes, Val d'Isere, Villeroger, Les Arcs, La Rossiere, La Thuile, La Plagne.

 

Return Day late 10th or 11th March:

Self-organised travel home. 

* RT Adventures can book accommodation and transfers if you need?

 
 

The Learning Aims

This is a very bespoke and custom trip that aims to incorporate as much flexibility with the weather and snow conditions as possible. 

We have access to team transport enabling us to ski in 8 resorts depending on conditions. 

The aim is to push boundaries outside of comfort zones, into learning zones and stay away from panic zones. In this 'zone of proximal development', we try to teach the skills that people may have never encountered on skis. Steep slopes, narrow colours, roped entries into faces and long tree lines. 

With expert coaching and low ratios (3:1 max) we can facilitate the learning of skills that no other schools are providing. 

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The Resorts

Ste Foy Village is a perfect base for this trip in the middle of the Tarentaise valley, with easy access from the airport and a short drive to all the local resorts or mountains away from any resorts. 

Ste Foy itself is a tiny resort with fantastic tree skiing. It is famous for being hidden from the wind and therefore keeps powder snow. Off the back of the resort in both directions is wild off-piste terrain. 

Val d'Isere and Tignes need no introduction for off-piste and ski touring, they are simply world class with Heli-ski options. 

La Rossiere has amazing high lift-accessible off piste pitches on the way to La Thuile for cheap Italian Pizza lunches and Bombardinos

Villeroger has the long tree lines, Les Arcs has access to the Grand Col and S colours, for 1500 - 2000 m off piste descents with only remote alpine refuges along the way.

 

Costs

Price £1600. 30% deposit to reserve your place. Balance to be paid on 1st November 2021. Bookings to be made through terryjameswalker@gmail.com. Contact us for any further information, we would like a pre-booking phone call with all potential team members.

The expedition cost includes:

6 days of instruction and off-piste guiding at a 3:1 ratio. 

Transfers and pick-ups between resorts daily.

A heli-ski day. (long descent to a neighbouring valley that requires a helicopter return transfer).

1 lunch at an alpine refuge.

What is not included: 

Travel to and from resort

Accommodation, unless asked for

Ski, Boot, Binding, Kit hire.

Personal Travel insurance we recommend the BMC or www.world-first.co.uk

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Couloirs

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Trees

 
Ski touring

Ropes

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Open Pitches