Ski touring is all the rage. Long neglected in favour of Alpine skiing, ski touring is currently enjoying a resurgence and a boost in popularity. You’ve got to try it!
Far away from the ski lifts, it’s fantastic being at the heart of the mountains, at one with nature, discovering the most hidden-away, unspoilt places… all accompanied by a professional to ensure complete safety!
If you’re a beginner who would like to discover this new approach to skiing, there’s nothing better than having an introductory lesson with an instructor. After some initial sessions alongside the ski runs, you’ll soon want to go off the beaten track and get up close to the wild natural environment around us.
You can also enjoy 2 marked, safe ski touring itineraries. In 2012, Courchevel was the first French ski resort to create a groomed and marked out 3.2 kilometre ski mountaineering run with a 500 metre vertical climb and markers every 10 metres to show users how long they had to go until the end. In 2014, the resort continued to develop the discipline by creating the first groomed and safe Vertical Kilometre route (1,000m climb over a distance of 5km).
These 2 routes are open daily in the season when the ski lifts are open. For the safety of ski mountaineers, and to maintain the runs, skiing down or walking on these itineraries is strictly forbidden.
And if you want to set yourself a challenge or simply have some fun, why not take part in our two flagship events held throughout the season:
- “Plum KV Courchevel”
- Millet ski touring
For more info, go to: http://www.courchevelsportsoutdoor.com
A third itineraries from Plan du Vah to Prameruel: beware, this 230m vertical drop is untagged.