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Off-piste skiing in Les Arcs, Paradiski and Val d'Isere

Initial-Snow can organise off-piste excursions for you. Our instructors will do everything to make the descent as safe as possible.

Off-piste safety

Ski school Initial-Snow guides and ski instructors ski every day, whatever the weather conditions. All clients are given an ARVA avalanche rescue system on every trip. Our professionals are equipped with a radio, linking them to piste patrol and rescue services as well as to each other..

Each mountain guide or instructor ski carries a security backpack (including shovel, probe and rescue kit) and at least one further backpack is given to the group along with a radio (group-to-leader).


Initial Snow Mountain School runs off-piste outings in Paradiski (Les Arcs, La Plagne Peisey-Vallandry.

Off-piste excursions Les Arcs / Val d'Isere

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An introduction to off-piste techniques

An introduction to techniques specific to off-piste.

Length:
3 hours
Number of people:
Up to 2
Price:
200 € (+15€ per extra person)
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Hiring a ski instructor

Hire a ski instructor or a mountain guide for a day or a half-day.

Length:
4 hours / 8 hours
Number of people:
Up to 5
Price:
Price 1/2 day: 260 € (+15€ per extra person)
Full day: 380 € (+15€ per extra person)
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Helicopter drop-off

Helicopter drop-off in the Aosta Valley on a 4 people basis. Two or three drops possible in a day. Contact-us for more information.

Number of people:
4 minimum
Price:
150 € per capita
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Cross-country ski run

Equipped with skins and special bindings, this is a pleasant way of seeing a mountain in the winter. Thanks to the skis, you will make quick progress up the mountain where beautiful virgin slopes await you. Great skiing and a real change of scene are guaranteed. Snowboarders may like to use rackets for the climb.

Length:
4 hours / 8 hours
Number of people:
Up to 5
Price :
250 € / 350 €
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Ski safari

6 days/7 nights touring, from resort to resort and hotel to hotel:
(by ski lifts or cross-country ski):

- Tour des 4 massifs (Belledone, Vanoise, Beaufortin, Bauges)
- Tour du Mont-Blanc (des 3 Vallées à Megève via la Vallée d’Aoste (Italie)
- "Olympic" inter-resort tour (les grands domaines skiables de Tarentaise)
- Aosta Valley" inter-resort tour, un parfum d’exotisme authentique
- Nordic Challenge" in Swedish Lapland en Laponie suédoise
- Heli-skiing in Canada and the Caucasus. Full details and prices on request


Price:
on request

Off-piste Domains

Folliet

Folliet's North Face

After an hour’s climb, the great slopes of the North and West face await you. This is a free rider’s paradise. The East and South slopes are also a delight in the spring! Enjoy to your heart’s content.

Bellecôte

Bellecôte's North Face

The North face is a gem of slope skiing with magical names such as the Couloir Vallencant and the Glacier de Pépin. The South and East faces are fantastic in the spring. Drop down to the hamlets at the far end of the Champagny Valley in the heart of the Vanoise national park. Spot the wild animals!

Aiguille Rouge

Aiguille Rouge

Easily accessible by cable car, whichever face you choose to go down you are guaranteed a thrill. This is an exceptional playground with the greatest altitude drop in the Alps without having to take a ski lift.