Ski touring

Ski touring to access pristine natural areas

Ski touring has become increasingly popular amongst experienced skiers. Skiing on groomed slopes is good, but more and more skiers want more and want to venture into other parts of the ski area. To taste the joys of a descent in powder snow is priceless, although it requires the right skills and technique. The first price to pay is the effort to ski up with your “skins” before the supreme reward, the descent on an immaculate white ground!
Ski touring is a complete sport that requires both endurance and technique. It allows you to discover and enjoy large natural spaces inaccessible for the majority by the ski lifts. Away from the crowd, you will undoubtedly experience indescribable sensations of freedom!
During the ascent, focus on your heart rate, so as not to burn your energy too quickly, then improve your technique as you go and, above all, don't forget to admire the surrounding landscape! It would be a shame not to enjoy the view! On the descent, you can enjoy the joys of skiing. It will be well deserved after your great effort on the way up.

Marked trails for safe ski touring

Did you know that in Morzine-Avoriaz, you can use marked trails specially for ski touring? To start, it's ideal! 
In Avoriaz, ski touring can take you up the blue slope of the Lake, and the blue of Arare, as well as Le Crot slope. (For cross-country skiing only; downhill skiing on these slopes is prohibited.) Access to Les Prodains is by free shuttle A from the centre of Morzine,
In Morzine, you can go to Piste B except on Wednesdays and Saturdays ;
From Montriond, by ski touring, you can go up and down the slopes of Parchets and Combe in Floret. The ascent route will take you through the village and the Lindarets plateau. You have the choice between two routes :
- A route from the village of Lindarets to the top of the Chaux-Fleurie chairlift via the Grand Plan slope.     
- An itinerary starting from the Lindarets plateau through the Stash.     
On these routes, ski touring will be allowed from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Outside these hours, access is prohibited, in particular because of the dangerous nature of the preparation and maintenance activities of the ski area (grooming, circulation of machinery, preventive triggering of avalanches, etc.) .

Ski touring in unmarked areas

The practice of ski touring is free. But be careful to respect all the safety instructions. Unmarked means unsecured!
Ski touring can be dangerous, which is why it is essential to have equipment suitable for the practice of this sport, as well as the necessary safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe in particular).
Before each departure in the mountains, it is recommended to tell at least one person close to you about the location and duration of your outing.
Do not hesitate to call on a guide or a qualified instructor for ski touring sessions in unmarked and secure areas. Mountain professionals know the dangerous places and those where you can practice ski touring safely. In addition, they will be able to share with you their knowledge of the flora and fauna, letting you discover the surrounding mountains and, above all, take you to the best places for maximum pleasure. The most beautiful landscapes and the most beautiful views of the Portes du Soleil are yours!