Alpine Ski Safari

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2019 ALPINE SKI SAFARI

SKI THE ALPS, experience new places daily !

Summary:

this grand slam ski adventure, we take you to the best the Alps has to offer. Instead of staying in the one resort, we offer a new itinerary every day that takes you on and off piste, on powder and through forests, as we weave through the Tarentaise valley. You will discover both traditional villages and many luxurious ski resorts and feast on hearty mountain food. The Tarentaise Valley is a valley of the Isère River in the heart of the Alps. The area is internationally best known for its world-renowned ski resorts, and was home of the 1992 Albertville winter Olympics. On

 

Highlights

  • Enjoy some of the best skiing in a truly stunning environment
  • Ski on and off-piste every day
  • Discover internationally world-renowned ski resorts
  • Relax as a qualified guide shows you the way

 

Why choose us

Cyril Delafosse-Guiramand, Managing Director of No Limit Journeys is a French citizen, and while he currently lives in Australia with his family, he grew up in Savoire, with the French Alps as his backyard and playground. Skiing from the age of 5, he has covered most runs in the region, and loves skiing off-piste, on powder, and heliskiing. He is intimately familiar with the landscape, sites and conditions, and is eager to share in the adventure with others.

 

1.Departure Date:

January to March 2019 - Sunday to Sunday departure starting 13 January

  • 13-20 January
  • 20-27 January
  • 03-10 February
  • 10-17 February
  • 17-24 February
  • 03-10 March
  • 10-17 March
  • 17-24 March

 

 

2.Duration:

8 days (6 skiing)

 

 

3.Group Meeting Point:

Lyon (FR)

 

 

4.Who can go?

a.Min age: 18yo

b.Physical condition: must be fit. This trip involves 6 days of skiing morning to evenings in alpine terrain ranging from 1400m to about 4000m.

c.You will need to:

  • To be a confirmed skier
  • Be physically fit
  • To bring your own off-piste ski gear (or rent it there)
  • To bring some warm clothes
  • To bring a daily backpack that you'll carry. And a travel bag that will be ferried to our next destination by our van.

 

d.Group size: max 7 pax + 1 guide

 

 

5.Rating (1 to 10): Overall = 5,3 /10

Difficulty = 6

Isolation = 4

Danger = 6

 

 

6.This activity involves (%):

Transport: = Van 10% Ski-lifts: 15%

Skiing = 75%

Fun & amazement = 100%

 

 

7.Schedule:

Day 1:

Meet at Lyon Airport, drive to Sainte Foy, settle into accommodation at the Monal Hotel and meet your guide. In the evening, a briefing, gear check and dinner.

 

Day 2:

Breakfast and a security briefing,at the Hotel. Depending on the snow conditions, you will ski on and off-piste at either Espace Killy, Paradiski, or Espace San Bernado ski resorts, returning to the Monal Hotel for the night.

 

Day 3:

Depending on the snow conditions, you will ski on and off-piste at another of the above ski resorts, and then head to Valmorel for the night.

 

Day 4:

You will spend the day skiing between the Valmorel, Lauziere and St Francois Longchamp ski resorts, returning to Valmorel for the night. Depending on conditions, this should be a lot of powder skiing, off piste.

 

Day 5:

Taking a small overnight bag, we will ski off-piste through the forrest, and end the day with a massive downhill run taking us to the refuge at Les Duex Nanes where we will stay the night.

 

Day 6:

This day is about vertical metre runs. We will be driven to Champagny where we will ski toward the Bellcose Mountain and tackle a 1700 vertical metre run, and if that wasn’t enough, we will take the lifts back up the mountain, and dive into a 2200 vertical metre run, ending in the valley by Sainte Foy, and returning to the Monal Hotel for the night.

 

Day 7:

We will ski the north face of the Fogliettaz Mountain, taking the lifts up to the Petit Col pass, and skiing a gentle off-piste run back to the Monal Hotel.

 

Day 8:

All good things must come to an end. Breakfast, and transfer to the airport.

 

 

 

8.Weather / local conditions / Terrain:

Weather in the alpine range is continental. Winter temperatures can reach up to -20°C and in altitude be even colder. Though most days would be subzero temperatures, they'd be very bearable. The environment is rich in wild life: foxes, chamois, ibex and eagles. In some areas wolfs are visible. The landscape is made of pine trees, wide white virgin powder fields, beautifully prepared ski runs, high peaks, blue sky and glaciers. It is winter with its cold but its beauty!

 

9.Accommodation

In National Park selfcatered or manned huts, local hotels or traditional B&Bs.

 

 

10.Food

In huts, hearty food is served. It will be a mix of Italian and French traditional dishes. Often rich, food is served for people burning a lot of calories during the day. It is delicious and highly awaited for after a long day of skiing in the cold. Specially the mulled wine!

 

 

11.Transport

Airport pickups and drop offs are made in mini vans.

Most uphill is done in cable cars or local skilifts.

In between non skiable stretches or Ski Resorts a van will drive us to our next destination.

Heliski tour by helicopter

 

 

12.What to expect

This trip is not for the feint hearted. You should be confident in your skiing abilities, including skiing off-piste. As we weave through the Tarentaise valley, we will stay in different accommodation - bud don’t worry, we will take care of your bags for you. Accommodation is a mix of family run hotels and traditional Mountain Huts.

Winter temperatures can reach up to -20 C, and even colder in altitude. Most days will be subzero temperatures, though bearable if you are dressed appropriately and staying active.

 

 

13.Safety and security

We take safety very seriously, especially in an environment such as fresh snow and high altitude mountains.

There are no major risks but the ones inherent to mountain skiing (body injuries, weather, avalanches, etc.). We minimize these risks by preparing for them. The best is to act mindfully and carefully during the trip. The area is well known to your experienced guide, and the route could differ slightly depending on local conditions and obviously snow conditions.

Should an incident happen, rescue protocols are well established and local rescue operators can be contacted via the huts and in some areas directly by mobile phone. In the Alps the emergency 112 works almost everywhere. In that regard, part of the price of this trip is a French Alpine Club (CAF) membership (35€) that provides a comprehensive rescue insurance cover anywhere in remote alpine range, including helicopter (often the only way to get out fast).

 

 

14.Remark:

  • One English speaking guide for up to 7 people.
  • Lunches are not included in the price as they are mostly picnics and we suggest to pull money together in a kitty to buy our baguettes, saucisson and wines.
  • Consider low internet or mobile phone coverage the period.
  • This ski safari is demanding and is taking place in a remote locations.
  • If needed during the safari, it is possible to 'skip' some off-piste via the ski runs network.

 

 

15.Cost:

per person in a group of 7 (twin share) = AUD $ 3990pp

Single Supplement (subject to availability): +AUD $ 450pp

 

 

 

16.Inclusions and exclusions

a.inclusions

  • Ski Passes and permits to the area
  • Safety Gear
  • Ski insurance (you must also get travel insurance)
  • Breakfasts and Dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation in twin share
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transport and drivers
  • Qualified guide

 

b.exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Flights to the meeting point (Lyon Airport)
  • Travel and Medical insurance
  • Ski equipment rental
  • personal expenses (beverages, entertainment, etc)
  • Tips to local guides
  • Visa fees (if required

 

 

 

 

 

 

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