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OFF-PISTE | FREERIDE

Over the years we have noticed just how popular off-piste and freeride have become because of the rolling hills, steep slopes and thick forests. Crowded slopes and long lines for the lifts are something of the past! Do you want to enjoy fresh, untouched snow? Whether you are already accustomed to off-piste or just starting out, our ESF Valmeinier instructors offer various outings sure to peak your interest!   

LEVEL CLASS 3 IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR OFF-PISTE ADVENTURES
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LEVEL 1- Introduction

There is nothing better than hiking through the forest, in search of wolf tracks! During your outing, we will show you how to use your avalanche receiver, shovel and probe if ever you need to use it all while exploring the beauty of the Valmineuse forest! 
DETAILED ITINERARY:
  • Meet up in front of the ESF Valmeinier 1800 at 9am.
  • Mountain safety being so important to us, we make sure you know the weather conditions and how to use your equipment.  
  • Departure in skis towards the Crey du quart mountainside.
  • Return at noon to the ESF 1800 office.
EQUIPMENT
What we provide:
  • Backpack
  • Avalanche receiver
  • Shovel
  • Probe
What you need to bring:
  • Helmet
  • Skis suitable for off-piste skiing
  • Lift pass + insurance coverage
  • Water
Contact us
Outings can be cancelled at any moment if the weather does not cooperate. In the event of a cancellation or modification, we will contact you the night before to let you know.
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Level 2- Tear down the slopes for the first time! 

Have you already reached Class 3? Do you want to explore and improve your technique in off-piste sports? Valmeinier has at its disposal a diverse ski resort with numerous untouched slopes covered in fresh snow. Come and check out the different routes we offer and experience an adventure like never before! 
DETAILED ITINERARY:
  • Meet up in front of the ESF Valmeinier 1800 office at 9am.
  • Mountain safety being so important to us, we make sure you know the weather conditions and how to use your equipment.
  • Multiple routes are available to us. We will either leave from Crey du Quart or Gros Crey to slide around the untouched hills of the resort. 
  • Along the way, you will be able to taste local specialities to give you an extra boost of energy.
  • Return at 2pm to ESF 1800 office.
EQUIPMENT:   
What is provided:
  • Backpack
  • Avalanche receiver
  • Shovel
  • Probe
What you need to bring:
  • Helmet 
  • Skis suitable for off-piste skiing
  • Lift pass + insurance coverage
  • Water
CONTACT US
Outings can be cancelled at any moment if the weather does not cooperate. In the event of a cancellation or modification, we will contact you the night before to let you know.
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Level 2 - All-day Escape

Do you have Class 3 under your belt? Do you want to improve your technique and enjoy the pleasures of off-piste all while enjoying a delicious meal at 2000m above sea level? Then this outing is perfect for you! We will travel through beautiful hills and slopes as well as share a group meal at the Terre Rouge hut, situated deep in the Valmeinier Valley.  
DETAILED ITINERARY:
  • Meet up in front of the ESF Valmeinier 1800 office at 9am.
  • Mountain safety being so important to us, we make sure you know the weather conditions and how to use your equipment.  
  • Multiple routes are available to us! We will leave from Gros Crey or Crey du Quart depending on conditions, and then make it to the mountain hut at noon.
  • After the meal, time permitting, we will go skiing on new slopes.
  • Return to ESF 1800 at 5pm.
EQUIPMENT:
What we provide:
  • Backpack
  • Avalanche receiver
  • Shovel
  • Probe
What you need to bring:
  • Skis suitable for off-piste skiing
  • Lift pass
  • Water
Outings can be cancelled at any moment if the weather does not cooperate. In the event of a cancellation or modification, we will contact you the night before to let you know.
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Level 3 - Adrenaline Rush!

Are you an advanced skier with Class 4 level? Do you want a change of pace to challenge yourself and outdo yourself?  The legendary couloirs of Valmeinier await you for a thrill-filled day! Completely customisable to suit our wants and needs, we also offer 2 to 3-day expeditions with nights spent in a mountain hut.
DETAILED ITINERARY:
  • Meet up in front of the ESF Valmeinier 1800 office at 9am.
  • Mountain safety being so important to us, we make sure you know the weather conditions and how to use your equipment. 
  • Depending on weather conditions, we will head out to the best couloir for maximum enjoyment and thrills. Méraloup, Gros Crey and Chamois are amongst the various couloirs we explore! 
  • Atop the slopes, we will enjoy some local finger food to regain strength as we continue our journey.
  • Return to ESF 1800 at 2pm.
EQUIPMENT:   
What we provide:
  • Backpack
  • Avalanche receiver,
  • Shovel
  • Probe   
What you need to bring:
  • Helmet  
  • Skis suitable for off-piste skiing 
  • Lift pass + insurance coverage
  • Water
Outings can be cancelled at any moment if the weather does not cooperate. In the event of a cancellation or modification, we will contact you the night before to let you know.
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