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Intermediate Skiing in Ste Foy, France

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 10 people
Destination(s): France  
Specialty Categories: Skiing & Snowboarding  
Season: January - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 799 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 899 Pound Sterling (GBP)

This is a week of off-piste skiing and coaching combined with practical mountain awareness and safety. The week is ideal for adventurous intermediate skiers looking to boost their off-piste skills. Sainte-Foy en Tarentaise (to give the village it's full name) is a little village just off the main road up to Val d'Isere. For years it has remained relatively unknown - particularly when compared to it's more renowned neighbours: Tignes. Val D'Isere, Les Arcs & La Plagne. But this is changing and there is now considerable new development going on around the resort.

5 full days of off-piste guiding & coaching. During the week there is 1 'freeskiing' day when no guiding is provided.

Ste Foy boasts superb snow quality, unparalleled tree skiing and is rarely crowded.
The itinerary will depend on the snow conditions and the level & ambitions of the group. As well as skiing in Ste Foy you also have easy access to the world class resorts of Tignes, Val d'Isère, La Rosière and the twin resorts of Les Arcs & La Plagne - all of which provide extensive off-piste descents.

The principal aims of this week are:
- To provide first class off-piste guiding from leading international Mountain Guides to improve off piste skiing technique and confidence.
- To give practical mountain awareness training particularly for avalanches.
- To provide the opportunity to ski the best off piste in the Tarentaise Region.

Skill: Our intermediate level off-piste adventure courses are for people with between 2 and 5 weeks off-piste skiing. Capable of skiing 10-12 continuous turns off-piste. Can ski down most slopes but lack confidence on steeper pitches and in tricky conditions.

These weeks will be led by Mountain Guides and so the focus will be on off-piste guiding and mountain awareness with some general coaching and instruction.

Stamina: For the off-piste adventure courses you need to have good physical fitness in order to enjoy full days on the hill. On these courses you will mostly use the liftsystems to gain altitude but you can expect some walking/climbing in order to access some runs.

Accommodation and meals: You will be staying in the Auberge sur la Montagne which is a fantastic private chalet run by Andy and Sue Mac. They provide excellent food - breakfast, afternoon teas and evening meal with wine (6 nights). Other facilities include large communal lounge with open fire and an outdoor hot tub. The chalet has private transport which will be used to take you to the slopes each morning and collect you exhausted but exhilarated at the end of the day! Andy also has a good selection of skis & boots to rent.

Equipment: A copy of our recommended kit list will be sent to you at the time of booking. Alpine Touring gear (skis, boots and bindings) is recommended for all our off-piste adventure courses as you will be able to access some great off-piste runs that require some walking. All skiers will need to carry a small day sack (max 30 litres) containing their safety gear and any personal items e.g. camera. Everyone is expected to ski at all times with the three essential items of avalanche safety equipment; transceiver, shovel and probe. If you ski off-piste regularly we recommend you purchase your own set. We use and recommend the DTS Tracker and can offer you these at a discounted rate. Alternatively the guides do usually have a number of sets available for hire. If you need to hire this kit, you must let us know in advance.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 5 full days guiding and instruction
- 7 nights half-board accommodation in fully catered chalet
- Daily ski transfers in private vehicle
- Group transfer from Geneva airport (minimum 4 people)
- Pick-up/drop-off at Bourg St Maurice (For ski-train).

Price Excludes:
- Lift pass
- Lunches
- Personal insurance
- Equipment hire
- International travel.
Single-room occupancy may incur additional charges.

About This Supplier
Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2003

We are one of the UK's leading teams of mountain professionals specializing in guided mountain adventure. Our worldwide program includes in winter: off-piste skiing, hut-to-hut ski touring, ice-climbing and avalanche awareness; in summer: alpine mountaineering (Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, 4000m peaks) and multi-day...

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