Tarentaise Valley, France
16 March 2024
A week of Spring splitboard touring throughout the Tarentaise resorts and beyond. Aiming for 5 days of long tours, getting outside the resort boundaries to enjoy the mountains and the big descents.
Arrive in resort and check in to chalet on Saturday 16th Mar. The course includes 5 days of guided riding. This will usually be Monday-Friday, giving you Sunday as a warm-up day to get your legs moving but if it makes sense with the weather or snow conditions, we may start right away on the Sunday and take a rest day later in the week. Check out of the chalet on Saturday 23rd Jan.
Chalet-apartment 4 Saisons. A great apartment right by the lifts, with en-suite rooms and a comfy living room with open fire. Accommodation and prices based on twin-sharing. No single supplements as long as you're happy to share with another solo rider.
Breakfast included every day. Evening meals 5 nights per week prepared by your chalet chef and host!
Sainte Foy is located in the Tarentaise Valley, close to the mega-resorts of Tignes, Val d'Isere and Les Arcs. You can fly to Geneva, Lyon, Chambery or Grenoble. Coach transfers are available with Ben's Bus and Altibus. Private and shared transfers are available from many sources including CoolBus, SnowDrone, Mountain Rescue and White Rides.
This course is for intermediate and up level riders with some backcountry experience. You should have at least 8-10 weeks riding experience and have at least some experience of enjoying turns in off-piste conditions. Splitboard experience is not required, but is very helpful. If you're not an experienced splitboarder, you should be a strong and fit rider as it's tough to be behind the curve on all fronts!
You should have a good level of cardio fitness from regularly taking part in sport, such as hillwalking, running or cycling. We will typically climb around 500m on most days, but will usually have a couple of bigger days in the week where we may climb 750m or more.
Splitboard gear (split, skins, crampons, poles) plus avalanche safety gear. I have splitboard gear available to rent if you don't have your own. Avalanche safety gear is included in the course price if you don't have your own.
additional costs (not included):
Travel, Lift pass, 2 evening meals, Lunch & Apres