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.