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Tarentaise Valley Star Ski Tour

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8 Days | 4+ Ski Resorts

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
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Ski untracked powder in the most famous ski areas of the world in France with an experienced guide riding vertical descents of up to 2,000m vertical. Explore the 3 Valleys, Les Arcs, Sainte Foy, La Plagne & La Rosiere. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a custom tour on your best dates....
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Star Tarentaise Valley Off-Piste Ski & Freerando Tour


Explore on skis the many virgin and wild itineraries of the Haute-Tarentaise valley preserved by the Vanoise National Park. A star safari allows you to choose a new destination every day depending on the ski conditions, and this is the best option to ensure being in the right place at the right time. Discover the Haute Tarentaise valley in the most beautiful way by skiing descents of 1,500 to 2,200 meters vertical on the wild and preserved slopes of the largest ski resorts in the world.

Above 2,000m altitude, the Upper Tarentaise valley is snow-covered from December to May. This guarantees great off-piste skiing all season throughout the world-famous surrounding resorts. The Star Tarentaise tour will take in the best of the 3 Valleys resorts, plus Montchavin at La Plagne, La Rosiere, La Thuile (Italy), Les Arcs, and Sainte Foy.


• Ski off-piste à la carte for a weekend, 3, 4, 5 or 6 days.
• Realize beautiful descents from 1,500 to 2,200 meters vertical drop.
• Discover all the potential of the wild mountains of the Vanoise National Park and its surroundings.
• Take the opportunity to sleep in a mountain hut & experience authentic French Alps culture.
• Have a drink with the locals while tasting their culinary specialties made with local products.

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For the Star Tarentaise Ski Tour, the base is in Landry, central to many of the valley's ski areas. This way, the group can choose a daily destination that will make the best of the local snow and weather conditions; the right place at the right time. There are major itineraries that call for multiple descents of 1,500 to 2,000 meters in the same day. One night is spent in a mountain lodge near Les Menuires in the 3 Vallees, allowing for wonderful access to the best off-piste skiing in the region. Some days, the group will follow inter-resort itineraries that connect several of the major ski areas. It is possible to book this ski safari for a weekend or 3, 4, 5 or 6 days depending on your availability. Whilst the day to day ski location is flexible, you can see the full program options via the Itinerary tab.

Skiing & Terrain

From the top of a ski lift in the chosen resort for the day you will traverse, hike or skin away from the ski resort to find the secret passages that will reward you with descents up to 2,200 metres vertical (over 6,000 vertical feet) on virgin slopes even after several days of clear weather. A full spread of terrain options are available - steeps, bowls, couloirs, trees, gentle slopes. Your guides will adapt the daily program according to your skills and mood.

Skier Ability

This tour is rated as a Level 1 "Soft Adventure" for skiers only (sorry, no snowboarders) at ease on a red (intermediate) slope, making it ideal for families with children. You should have some prior experience off-piste and in deep powder. The tour incorporates lift access with traversing, hiking and skinning to get to the best untracked snow, therefore you should have a good level of fitness.

Accommodation & Lodging

For this ski safari, you will stay at the Hotel l’Alpin in Landry, ideally located about 15 minutes from most of the ski resorts visited during the tour. Those who wish to regain warmth and conviviality after a day full of powder will not be disappointed! On longer tours, a night at the Lac du Lou mountain hut (at 2,035 meters altitude), near Les Ménuires will bring a touch of authenticity to this tour. All included meals are from local ingredients and prepared fresh. For more information on accommodation & food see the Lodging tab.

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Tarentaise Valley Star Ski Tour
Tarentaise Valley Star Ski Tour
Tarentaise Valley Star Ski Tour


For the Star Tarentaise Ski Tour, the base is the Alpin hotel in the village of Landry. It is conveniently located about 15 minutes from 4 of the ski resorts on this tour. With high elevations in the surrounding mountains, the Upper Tarentaise valley is snow-covered from December to May. This guarantees great off-piste skiing all season throughout the world-famous surrounding resorts: Val Thorens, Les Menuires, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Sainte Foy, La Rosiere - La Thuile (Italy). The itinerary will be set closer to the tour date in consultation with the guides & guests. 

Day To Day Itinerary options after arrival include:

One night at the Lac du Lou refuge located between the Carron peak & the Pointe de la Masse makes it possible to discover an ideal sector for off-piste skiing in the 3 Valleys.

Les Arcs has the regions's longest skiable descents, up to 2,200 m vertical on completely wild slopes. Two major routes are possible - either by going down to Villaroger from the Aiguille Red (3,200m); or from the Grand Col (3,000m) in the upper valley of Peisey.

Another classic day in the Haute Tarentaise in the region's smallest (but most would say best!) ski area - Sainte Foy. Discover in particular the magnificent north-face of Foglietta, amongst other fabulous off-piste descents. All are just a short walk/skin from the top ski lift.

We have time to enjoy the immense Paradiski area with its grandiose routes including the descent of the north face of Bellecôte to 3200 m.

Take a tour to Italy by off-piste routes from the top of the new Mont Valezan chairlift, or the opportunity to take the helicopter from La Thuile & drop off at the Ruitor glacier from where you descend on the French side by a beautiful route of 2,200 m vertical drop.

Tarentaise Valley Star Ski Tour
Tarentaise Valley Star Ski Tour
Tarentaise Valley Star Ski Tour

NOTE: This itinerary is a guide. The tour is dictated by the weather each day and your guide will fit around where the best conditions are. That’s the beauty of a guided tour!

Accommodation & Food

A cosy hotel conveniently located central to all ski resorts and a wonderful mountain hut have been chosen for this tour. The hotel is owned by a local family that has played its part in the history of the valley. The hotel has been recently refurnished and offers a great stay. Each dinner will be a feast; well deserved after a good day in the mountains. On longer tours, a night in the comfortable Lac du Lou mountain hut provides a traditional French Alps mountain refuge experience.

Hôtel l'Alpin

Relaxation and comfort are the key words of the 15 rooms of the Hotel Alpin. The restaurant of the Alpin hotel offers tasty cuisine that combines cunning, tradition and modernity. The chefs Benjamin and Laurent offer you regional specialties but also invite you to travel. The menu is based on fresh, seasonal produce, with a daily menu and a menu featuring a choice of wines selected by their wine merchant “Les Vignerons des Grésilles”. The buffet breakfast is made up of fresh products and gives pride of place to local Savoyard products, especially local producers. Located centrally to all of the resorts visited on the tour, the hotel provides a perfect base for a ski safari of this kind.

Lac du Lou Mountain Hut

A night at the Lac du Lou mountain hut at 2,035 meters high is a highlight of the ski safari. Located on the slopes of Pointe de la Masse opposite the Les Ménuires village and just below Val-Thorens, the stay brings a touch of authenticity to this tour. Situated in an unspoilt valley on the shore of a mountain lake with a magical view, this is a warm and comfortable refuge Rehabilitated in 2017 it is modern, functional, and pleasant to live in while preserving the authenticity of the place. As soon as you arrive there, all you have to do is relax in the warmth by the stove with a drink. Positioned with expansive views of the entire valley, it is ideal for retracing your ski day while waiting for the meal. Dormitories are equipped with comforters. Disposable covers will be at your disposal. Don’t forget your towel if you want to take a hot shower.

Star Tarentaise Valley Ski Tour
Alpine picnic treat!
Star Tarentaise Valley Ski Tour
Hotel Alpin
Star Tarentaise Valley Ski Tour
Lac du Lou hut

Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

4 days / 3 nights from €1090
8 days from €1990

  • Price based on twin-share, custom tour dates/private groups
  • Based on 4+ guests on the tour
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  • FULLY GUIDED: Your own qualified guide/instructor for duration– max 1:7 ratio
  • ACCOMMODATION: All nights twin share accommodation for duration of tour
  • MEALS: Daily breakfasts & dinners
  • LIFT PASSES: All lift passes for resorts during the tour
  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Avalanche Safety Equipment (Beacon, Probe and Shovel)
  • RETURN AIRPORT TRANSFERS: (Price on application) From/To Geneva, or Lyon airport.
  • SINGLE ROOMS (€35 per day): A little extra privacy each night for individuals.
  • AVALANCHE AIR BAG RUCKSACK (15€ per day): For added safety
  • SKIS W/ TOURING BINDINGS, POLES & SKINS (€35 per day): For the ultimate fun factor, we'll get you set up on a great pair of powder skis with touring bindings & skins. You may use your own alpine ski boots with these bindings.
  • HELISKIING (from €210 per person): 1 drop on Ruitor Glacier at 3486m high.
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Terms & Conditions

As per agreed terms & conditions with the tour operator, 9 Vallees, at the time of booking, and including, but not limited to, the T&Cs listed below. Any contractual arrangements as a result of a booking enquiry are directly with the tour operator and is subject to their terms and conditions.



Registration requires a deposit of €750 per person. It is preferable to contact the tour operator beforehand to know the availability in a particular group of your level. No registration is recorded without payment of the deposit. Any registration sent less than 31 days before departure must be accompanied by full payment.

1.2-PAYMENT OF THE DEPOSIT: by cheque payable to "Association Safari 9V" or with one of the following bank cards: Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard.

1.3-PAYMENT OF THE BALANCE: The balance is due 31 days before departure.
-By credit card: At the latest 31 days before departure, Safari 9V will debit your card the amount of the balance which appears on the payment details, except in the event of dispute or withdrawal on your part, formulated in writing to Safari 9V before this deadline.
-By check: Your balance must reach the Safari 9V office no later than 31 days before the stay.


Any modification or cancellation requested 90 days before the stay entails a fixed deduction of €80 per person for administrative costs incurred.

-from 90 to 60 days before departure: 30% of the total price;
-from 60 to 32 days before departure: 60% of the total price;
-At 31 days or less or in the event of absence (“No show”): 100%.
- If the withholdings of intermediate importance do not cover certain organizational costs incurred and that a service provider would not reimburse, such as transport tickets, accommodation, miscellaneous share: the withholding would be increased by these costs. All cancellations must be made in writing, the date chosen being the date of receipt of your e-mail or post.

-Replacement: Send another person in your place on the same date. After notifying us, send a completed registration form and signed by the replacement.
-Have benefit from a total credit of the amount paid, to be used on an internship the following year. In this case, no refund will be made. Following your agreement, you will receive a credit voucher that you can use yourself or offer to a person of your choice.


-Lack of participant: Safari 9V reserves the right to cancel a group, if there is not a minimum of 4 registrations 31 days before departure. In this case, if you do not agree to do an alternative course at the same period or on another date, the stay will be fully refunded.
-Lack of snow: Safari 9V will try to offer another stay on the same dates (alternative program or change of region). If the participant does not accept, he can postpone the date or request reimbursement of the course.


Any week started and interrupted by a participant, for whatever reason, will not give rise to any reimbursement from the organizer. Only an individual insurance can guarantee you the partial reimbursement of your stay. Some premium cards, Mastercard Gold, Visa Premier etc., offer this guarantee. Check with your bank.


-Our accommodations have been chosen for their strategic location and for their good mountain atmosphere. Luxury is not guaranteed. The organizers reserve the right to modify the program at any time, with the aim of improving its quality or better adapting it to conditions.
-Our supervision is provided for an average of 6/7 skiers per guide, but on site, depending on the actual level of the participants, the guides may have to change their distribution.


-Mountain rescue insurance is compulsory. Check your relief, repatriation and baggage contracts. In general, MasterCard Gold or Visa Premier partially covers you. We advise you to take out insurance that covers all activities or sports practiced, first aid, transport to the nearest hospital and repatriation and reimbursement of the unused portion of the stay. We can insure you with Europe Assistance for the stay.
-Cancellation insurance is optional. Payment by premium bank card like Visa Premier, Mastercard Gold etc. can cover you. Otherwise you can take out a contract on your own. If you live in France, the tour operator can insure you.


By registering, all participants agree to incur the risks inherent in the practice of the mountain. A guide, in fact, cannot be considered as an all-risk insurance. In all the sports practiced in the mountains, man is confronted with an environment which he can experience very deeply, but never fully master. The role of the guide or the instructor being to avoid as much as possible the risks, any participant who does not respect his instructions, will be entirely responsible for an accident which he would suffer or which he would cause in this case and cannot be return against the management or the organizer.

In general, the organizers and guides of Safari 9V have no responsibility for any damage that could happen to participants during the stay, such as in particular bodily accidents, loss of objects, etc., except in the event of fault. heavy. For all disputes, whatever the nationality of the participant and the place of the accident, the court of the registered office of the association "Safari 9V" will have sole jurisdiction.