SKI Touring

free heel free spirit!

Feel the freedom and get back to nature

Discover the unspoilt sites and explore the vast and beautiful areas Les Menuires has to offer. Hike to the top and take a moment to absorb the spectacular views before the exhilarating decent.
Experience the adventure safely with a professional instructor and mountain guide.
In a friendly atmosphere your guide will accompany you in the discovery of breathtaking landscapes. These hikes are done with a free heel and seal skins attached under the skis for the climb. They are then removed and the heel secured to make the most of the descent. 

ESF offer several several outings on: 
  • The west face of Péclet,
  • The glacier of Gébroulaz,
  • Helicopter outing possible.

More information is available at the ESF office or contact us here

Safety equipment and information provided as part of the introduction to the program.
ski touring
Outside the February school holidays from beginner to expert level. 
allow yourself to be
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  • Security equipment provided : DVA, shovel, probe and backpack.
  • Ski-Randonnée equipment (skis, skins and boots) not provided (rental is possible from any of the specialist ski shops in the resort).

The Instructor will be put in direct contact with you in order to best prepare the organisation of your outing.

Security is an absolute priotiry. Prior to departure we will check snow conditions, weather and a kit check (backpack equipped with DVA, shovel, probe) .
Outings guaranteed subject to a minimum of participants.
Program subject to change dependent on weather conditions.

ski touring - initiation
Level : initiation (classe 2 level required)
Departure from La Croisette and Les Bruyères

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45€
  • Difficulty level : 1/5
  • Duration : 3 hours – departure 9am
  • Vertical metre climb : 200 to 400m
  • Lift pass not required

Lac du Lou Circuit

  • Departure altitude: 1760 m / Arrival altitude : 2030 m / Vertical metres : 270 m
  • Return: descent either on or off-piste depending on the snow and weather conditions and the ability of the group.
  • A first easy flat crossing takes us to the beginning of the ascent.
  • We then climb to join the Lac du Lou from the La Masse side.
  • Descent back down to the plan de l’eau


Hameau de La Loy Circuit
  • Departure altitude : 1630 m / Arrival altitude : 1850 m / Vertical metres : 220 m
  • Return : descent either on or off-piste depending on the snow and weather conditions and the ability of the group.
  • An easy first traversein the the forest then an ascent to the flat.
  • Next we join the Hameau de La Loy.
  • Then we descend back down to La Choumette.

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SKI TOURING - ESCAPE
Level : intermediate (Class 3 required)
Departure points La Croisette and Les Bruyères
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45€
  • Difficulty : 3/5
  • Duration: half day or full day
  • Vertical metre climb : 300 to 500 m
  • Lift pass required

Vallon de Geffriand Circuit

  • Départure altitude : 2100 m / Arrival altitude : 2600 m / Vertical metres: 500m
  • Return : off-piste, option of various routes.
  • Ascent in the direction of Château Philibert.
  • Descent off-piste, via a number of possible routes.


Les Encombres Circuit

  • Départure altitude : 2100 m / Arrival altitude : 2638 m / Vertical metres : 538m
  • Return : off-piste, option of various routes.
  • A first off piste ascent takes us to the summit of la Gratte.
  • Descent off-pistes, via a number of possible routes.


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SKI TOURING - UNDER THE STARS
Level : initiation (classe 2 required)
Departure points La Croisette and Les Bruyères

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45€
  • Difficulty : 1/5
  • Duration : 2.5 hours – Départure at 5:15pm
  • Vertical metres : 200 to 300 m
  • Lift pass not required

Leave at dusk to explore the top of the resort 

Refuge du Lac du Lou Circuit (dinner option)

  • Départure : 1760 m / Arrival : 2030 m / Vertical metres : 270 m
  • Return : Descent on the piste.
  • An easy flat first crossing takes us to the beginning of the ascent.
  • We then climb to join the Refuge du Lac du Lou. 
  • Option to have an apéritif, or even to dine at the Refuge with breathtaking views of the Lac du Lou valley  
  • Finally we descent back down to the Plan de l’eau.


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