Our wonderful off-piste domain

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Off-piste, out of bounds, backcountry skiing, call it what you like, we are dedicated to it. Seven days a week, week in and week out, we guide our clients throughout our domain. Our goal is to find the best virgin snow conditions available for the level of various groups. We strive to ski safely while working on your technical skills and teaching you off-piste awareness and procedures along the way. We want you to become a functioning member of the team, so we can help you make the most of our stunning environment.

Our groups are a maximum of six skiers (except for private bookings and in some cases involving friends and family), and we cater for the first-timers right up to the most experienced experts. Our morning sessions run for four-plus hours from 8:45 until 13:00 and the afternoons groups or privates start at 2PM.

Each of our off-piste guides has years of experience in the Haute Tarentaise region, and knows how to extract the maximum from it.

Do you need touring equipment?

Not necessarily. We ski from the lift system with traverses and short walks with skis-over-the-shoulder whenever we can. If it snows off-and-on we can go for weeks without needing touring gear. But, when the resort becomes tracked out we need to walk to find virgin snow, and touring bindings and ‘skins’ then become essential. We then start with short itineraries of between 20 to 45 minutes, and then graduate to longer walks of one-hour to an hour-and-a-half to find fresh tracks. We also cater for those who wish to tour daily.

Season 2013/2014 Tariffs

Groups (max 6 skiers)

1 morning —- 60 euros
5 consecutive mornings —- 275 euros and 55 euros per morning afterwards
Afternoon off-piste class
(when conditions allow) —- 40 euros
All day excursions —- 80 euros

Private guide/instructor

Morning private —- 295 euros
Afternoon private —- 150 euros
All-day private —- 395 euros

We do have a minimum 48-hour cancellation policy for those already in the resort.

And Jean Sports will give you a 25% reduction when you reserve your equipment on-line

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