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8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | 3+ Resorts

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
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Discover the best snow & off-piste terrain in the world famous ski areas of the French Alps' Haute Tarentaise. Lead by an experienced guide, ski descents of up to 2,000m vertical through untracked powder, days after a snowfall. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for your best dates & duration.
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 12 - Jan 19, 2025
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2025
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 26 - Feb 02, 2025
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 02 - Feb 09, 2025
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 09 - Mar 16, 2025
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 16 - Mar 23, 2025
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Tarentaise Powder Ski Safari


Welcome to the heart of the French Alps! Right from the start of the ski safari, the tour of the Haute Tarentaise seduces skiers from all over the world. Renowned around the world, this corner of Savoy has given birth to the largest and most beautiful ski areas in the world. This tour will visit the resorts of the Haute Tarentaise including Val d'Isere, Tignes, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Sainte Foy, La Rosiere, La Thuile & Valmorel.

Those who already know the Haute Tarentaise will be pleasantly surprised to discover a completely different facet of this fantastic valley. The Tarentaise can be traversed using the extensive ski lift network, leading you to the secluded spots on the backsides of the resorts, which remain undeveloped and wild as part of the Vanoise National Park.

For a week you'll ski across glaciers, down untouched snowfields, through forests and down the valley floor to the villages below. Every day your guide chooses the best itinerary to make the most of the local snow and weather conditions. So come have a glass of wine with the locals & taste their Savoyard specialties while you discover the wild regions of the beautiful Tarentaise.

With well-oiled logistics and in the company of a guide who is here at home, you are invited to ski the powder of the most beautiful off-piste slopes in the region. As you ski from one valley to another, your luggage is transported by road! Stopovers in small typical hotels, located in mountain villages well placed among the mega ski areas, will allow you to get to know and appreciate the Savoyard welcome. Join up for what former participants call “the greatest ski adventure of their lives”.


• Ski off-piste for six days, discovering the wild mountains of the Vanoise National Park and its surroundings.
• Discover descents of 1,500 to 2,200 meters of vertical drop on the wild slopes of the Haute Tarentaise mountains.
• Savour the unmissable cuisine of these mountains every day: fondue, raclette, crozets and diots ending with the typical digestif of the French Alps, genépi!

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Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

Even those that already know the Haute Tarentaise will be pleasantly surprised to discover a completely different side of this fantastic valley during the tour. 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. Ski the powder on the most amazing north-aspect faces in the region: Bellecôte, Aiguille Rouge, Foglietta, without forgetting the corridor of the "9 valleys" in La Lauzière between Valmorel and Saint François Longchamp … to name a few.

Your guides will adapt the daily program according to your skills and mood. For detailed information of the program see the Itinerary tab.

Accommodation & Food

The tour includes accommodation in three traditional, 'small' hotels, all run by local families. As you ski from one part of the valley to another, your luggage is transported by road to the next nights’ accommodation! The tour includes all breakfasts and dinners. Lunches are not included in the tariff, but the guide will know the best mountain huts to visit for delicious local fare, or perhaps the group will pool resources for a picnic in the snow.

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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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Below is a typical 8-day ski safari program. There is a fixed 4-day option for a long weekend as well. Refer to the tour dates.

Day 1: Welcome meeting at Hotel Le Monal

Meeting at 6.30 p.m. - Meeting with the guide, checking of everyone's ski equipment, distribution of rental skis (for those who have ordered) and safety equipment provided. Meal and night at the hotel.

Day 2: Tignes-Val d'Isère

Hotel Le Monal is ideally located less than half an hour by taxi from the most incredible ski resorts in the world including the amazing Tignes - Val d'Isere. The guide will select the area that offers the best skiing, depending on the weather and the snow. You will start this day with an off-piste safety briefing. At noon, the Big 9V picnic lunch. Return by taxi to Le Monal hotel.

Day 3: Espace San Bernardo, La Rosiere-La Thuile

The guide will have selected the best resort of the day. The cross border resorts of La Rosiere & La Thuile (in Italy!) have amazing terrain to explore. At 5.30 p.m. once the day's skiing is over, a taxi takes us to Valmorel. Night at the Oxygene hotel.

Day 4: Valmorel - Saint Francois Longchamps - Lauzière

Untracked virgin snow on the Valmorel / St-François-Longchamps ski area. The last descent takes us back on skis directly to the Oxygene hotel.

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Day 5: Valmorel - La Flachère

Ski exploration of the forests of Valmorel then last descent via the immense 2 Nants route. A taxi will be waiting for us at the bottom of the route to join Champagny. The meal will be traditional and plentiful. Night at the Hotel Les Glières without luggage!

Day 6: Bellecote (La Plagne) - Aiguille Rouge (Les Arcs)

The objective is the famous north face of Bellecôte (3200 m) in La Plagne, which offers a descent of 1700 m of sustained vertical drop. Then, the Les Arcs ski lifts will take us to the top of the Aiguille Rouge for a descent of 2200 m in varied terrain. A beautiful day! Night at the Hotel le Monal in Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise with luggage!

Day 7: Sainte Foy

Using the Sainte Foy lifts & then skins, end the tour in style with a descent of the north face from Foglietta to Sainte Foy, followed by another descent to the hamlet of Pigettes or Monal. You will then have traveled the most fabulous off-piste routes in this beautiful Tarentaise valley. Followed by a final night at the Hotel Le Monal.

Day 8: End of Safari

You'll prepare with a good breakfast, and then you'll be on your way to whatever of life's adventures await you next!

NOTE: This itinerary is a guide. The program is subject to change depending on the conditions on the ground and the fitness of the participants.

Accommodation & Food

Cosy hotels have been chosen for the tour, so that your stay takes place in an authentic mountain atmosphere. Run by local families, they have their own history in the valley. The welcome is warm, the comfort is remarkable. Each dinner will be like a well-deserved feast after a good day of skiing in the mountains! All the meals will allow you to savor the unmissable cuisine of these mountains, including: fondue, raclette, crozets and diots, ending with the typical digestive of the French Alps, genépi! Every morning, a delicious breakfast will get you started for another amazing adventure. Lunches will be in the field as a picnic, or at one of the many delightful mountain huts.

As you will be staying in 3 different places, one night without baggage transfer (at Champagny), be sure to pack what you need during the week in one bag, which is light and practical.


It is the meeting point of the whole valley. This hotel will allow you to live to the rhythm of the Tarentaise. The mountain atmosphere is warm and the comfort of the completely renovated rooms is worthy of a superior class hotel. Yves, the owner, is particularly fond of good food and quality products. In his cellar, he will make you taste some wines from the region where the good bottles are mixed with the best hams and sausages!


Ideally located in the small hamlet of Charmettes linked to Valmorel. The interior of the completely renovated hotel is magnificent. The rooms, all in wood, are very comfortable and its restaurant by the fireplace offers delicious cuisine. A hot tub awaits as well!


Located near the centre of Champagny-en-Vanoise, a short stroll from the gondola which provides access to the La Plagne ski area.

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Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

8 days, 7 nights, 6 days skiing from €2,120

  • Invoice / base currency is EUR €
  • Price based on twin-share
  • Based on 6 guests on the tour
  • Custom dates: available for solos or groups, enquire about price & availability
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  • GUIDE: Fully qualified guide/instructor for tour duration - max 1:7 ratio
  • LODGING: 7 nights twin share accommodation in 3 different hotels
  • MEALS: Daily breakfasts & dinners
  • LIFT PASSES: 6 days of ski lift passes covering all resorts visited on the tour
  • TRANSPORT: All ground transport during the tour.
  • SAFETY EQT: Avalanche Safety Equipment (Shovel, Probe, Beacon)
  • SMALL GROUP: 6 to 7 guests only
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS: (Price on request) From/to Geneva or Lyon airport & the Hotel.
  • SINGLE ROOMS: (from €35 per night) Extra privacy each night for individuals &/or snorers!
  • SKIS W/ TOURING BINDINGS, POLES & SKINS: (€210 for 6 days) Powder skis with touring bindings & skins !
  • AVALANCHE AIR BAG RUCKSACK: (€90 for 6 days) For added safety.
  • HELISKIING: Possibility of a heliski drop on the Ruitor Glacier at 3486m altitude (from €210/person) .
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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.