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GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 3+ 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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Fixed Date(s): Jan 09 - Jan 16, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,368
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 16 - Jan 23, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,368
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,368
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 28 - Jan 31, 2022
Days: 4
Price: USD 1,297
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 30 - Feb 06, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,368
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 04 - Feb 07, 2022
Days: 4
Price: USD 1,297
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 06 - Feb 13, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,368
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 04 - Mar 07, 2022
Days: 4
Price: USD 1,297
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 06 - Mar 13, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,368
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 13 - Mar 20, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,368
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,368
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Fixed Date(s): Apr 01 - Apr 04, 2022
Days: 4
Price: USD 1,297
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 05 - Apr 24, 2022
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Star Tarentaise Valley Ski Tours

Overview

Above 2000m, 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 La Plagne, La Rosiere, La Thuile (Italy), Les Arcs, and Sainte Foy.

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 1500 to 2000 meters. One night is spent in a mountain lodge 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. 

Skiing Terrain

From the top of a ski lift you will traverse, hike or skin away from the ski resort to find the secret passages that will reward you with descents up to 2,000 metres vertical (over 6,000 vertical feet) on virgin slopes even after several days of good weather.

Your guides will adapt the daily program according to your skills and mood.

Skier/Boarder Ability

This tour caters to strong intermediate to expert skiers. You should as a minimum be able to ski a steep black run with short controlled turns, plus you should have some prior experience off-piste and in deep powder.

This 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.

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Itinerary

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). Itinerary options after arrival include:

SKI DAY VAL-THORENS - LES MÉNUIRES: 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 - PEISEY - VILLAROGER SKI DAY: It is on this area that we find the routes with the greatest difference in height, up to 2200 m of descent on completely wild slopes, either by going down to Villaroger from the Aiguille Red 3200 m or the Grand Col 3000 m, in the upper valley of Peisey.

SAINTE-FOY-TARENTAISE SKI DAY : Another day of anthology in prospect to discover in particular the magnificent north face of Foglietta.

LA PLAGNE - MONTCHAVIN SKI DAY : 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.

SKI DAY LA ROSIERE - LA THUILE (ITALY): Take a tour to Italy by off-piste routes from the top of the new Montvalezan 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 2200 m vertical drop.

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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 has been chosen for this tour. 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.

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.

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Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

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

Inclusions
  • 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)
Add-ons
  • 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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The following terms and conditions will apply to this tour as well as any others stated by the tour operator at the time of booking.

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

1-REGISTRATION

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.

2-CANCELLATION AND MODIFICATION BY THE PARTICIPANT,/h3>

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

2.1- COSTS RETAINED IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION:
-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.

2.2 - FREE CANCELLATIONS:
-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.

3-CANCELLATION BY SAFARI 9V:

-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.

4-INTERRUPTED STAYS

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.

5-SERVICES

-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.

6-INSURANCE

-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.

7-RESPONSIBILITY

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.