Take advantage of all the fresh snow with Mountain Tracks!

In the wake of one of the most fruitful snowstorms of the 21st century, the Alps is one hell of a place to be for skiers right now.

The retour d’est spectacle has blessed the Italy-France border with up to 3metres of snow in places. But with such a vast and substantial cover of snow it would seem foolish to constrain yourself to one resort surely?

Mountain Tracks run a fully guided tour that dances along the Tarentaise Valley in France and over the border to Italy, passing through many of the areas that have received the most impressive snowfalls. This truly is the ideal way to make the most of all of the fresh snow.

Mountain Tracks Courchevel to Chamonix Ski Safari

The trip starts in the base of the 3 Valleys in Bride Les Bains. The area is due to receive just under 2metres of snow in the next 9 days as well as already having been the recipient of a bumper early season snowfall. Skiing in this world-renowned area is phenomenal and provides the perfect warm up to the week’s safari.

In Bride Les Bains, as well as the second night’s resting place, Champagny en Vanoise, and each subsequent overnight stop, you will rest up in a hand-picked hotel, enjoying incredible Savoyard hospitality. Whilst this is a tour, it is more hotel-to-hotel than hut-to-hut!

From Champagny you will sneak in the back door of Paradiski and traverse across La Plagne and Les Arcs, where you descend and cross the Isere Valley to Sainte Foy, where your luggage will be waiting for you! After a day of varied skiing through steeps, trees and maybe a few pistes unwinding in this traditional alpine village is the perfect way to recuperate before a day of touring in a Mountain Tracks’ favourite resort, Sainte Foy.

After a day of guided touring around any number of itineraries in the resort, you will return to the chalet for an overnight stay before an early rise to head towards the Italian border. Starting in the French La Rosiere, you ride the lifts to the Col du Petit Saint Bernard, before cruising through the trees down to into the Italian La Thuile for the night.

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Another day of touring will take you to Courmayeur. After another night of hospitality, hopping on the local lifts will take you to the summit of Courmayeur and eventually the Italian side of Monte Bianco (a.k.a. Mont Blanc), where you will descend the legendary Vallee Blanche from the Italian side. What a way to finish the trip, a 12-mile descent across some of the most dramatic glaciated terrain in the Alps.

Landing down in Chamonix for your final night before departure its time for a well-earned beer, before hitting the hay and returning home in the morning – if you can bear to leave!

To find out more about this trip or any others in the Mountain Tracks portfolio, speak to Dan or Susie from Mountain Tracks on +44 (0)20 8123 2978 or email info@mountaintracks.co.uk