Perfect for those with a strong grounding in off piste technique, this trip is based out of Chalet Freshtracks in Flaine, but short tours each day will take you off the beaten track towards the best fresh snow. Similar to our other Flaine instruction holidays, you will spend five days with Yann and his team but this time will ski tour for a couple of hours each day to fully explore the extensive Grand Massif. You will also receive expert off piste tuition to sharpen those skills, providing a rewarding, scenic and remote skiing experience.
ON SNOW EXPERIENCE
You will start the week with an exploratory warm up day to get your ski legs working again. Following this are five full days of expert tuition from some of the best instructors in the Alps, who aim to teach, guide, improve and entertain you. Each day you’ll start off using the lift system to gain altitude, before strapping on your touring skins to reach quiet, untracked corners of the Grand Massif.
This trip is aimed at Intermediate (Silver) and Advanced (Purple) off piste skiers. If you are unsure of your level please see our Ski Profile Page. At the end of the week you will receive an updated grading from your Instructor or Ski Club Rep.
You’ll spend seven nights on a chalet board basis in one of our two Flaine chalets situated side-by-side up in Hameau de Flaine. Chalet board includes breakfast, afternoon tea and a three-course evening meal with wine on five nights. The chalet staff will have 2 nights off, on one night the group will eat at a nearby restaurant – payable locally. On the other night off, the chalet hosts will prepare a meal for the group, and the Ski Club Rep will help to serve this in the evening.
This holiday is on a twin share basis. If you are a solo traveler, then you will be placed in a room with someone of the same gender. Single rooms may be available upon request. These are subject to our chalet room allowance. If you require a single room, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Flights are not included but a set transfer is available. The transfer will depart from Geneva airport at 14:30. Please arrive at the airport at least one hour before in order to take the transfer. Please meet your Ski Club Rep at the Jazz Café in the arrivals hall by latest 14:00. They will be wearing their blue Ski Club jacket. The return transfer will arrive back to Geneva airport on the inbound date by 11:30. We recommend you book a return flight that departs at 13:30 or later.
Please do not book your flights until this holiday has been confirmed to run. Once the holiday has been confirmed, please send your flight details (flight numbers, arrival and departure time) to the Freshtracks Team via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the heart of the Grand Massif, Flaine has fantastic, vast and varied terrain for skiers of all levels. As a resort built because of the majestic mountains and generous dumps of snow, Flaine benefits from one of the best snowfalls across the Alps, with an average of almost six metres a year. With its runs being predominantly north-facing, the resort is renowned for maintaining fantastic snow throughout the season.
The chalets are based up in the colourful Scandinavian-style development, Les Chalets du Hameau, a few minutes drive from the main resort. In Hameau there is a bar/restaurant L'Ancolie which also has a small shop with some local products. There is a free transport to and from the main resort until midnight and in good conditions you can also ski down to the meeting point in the mornings. For more information on Flaine, please visit the Flaine Resort Page.
If you require ski hire and ski touring kit hire, we have a good arrangement with Flaine Super Ski, who stock excellent all terrain skis for our groups. They are adjacent to the main lift station and as a Ski Club member you will get a 20% discount.
If you own your own ski touring equipment, then it may be worth taking this with you on your trip. If you do not own your own kit, then this can normally be easily rented in resort. However, please be aware of the cost of hiring this equipment in resort.