Val d'Isere Ski Touring Lessons with TDCSki

Escape the Crowds, Earn your Turns, Ski Touring in Val d'Isere

Val d’Isere boasts some impressive ski touring options.

Although Val d’Isere is well known as one of the best lift accessed off-piste ski resorts in the World, the lesser known ski touring options are equally impressive.

With more and more people exploring off-piste and bigger skis making the off-piste more accessible, ski touring has become the growth area in the Snowsports industry.

Escape from the crowded pistes and the easy access off-piste areas, earn your turns, explore the backcountry, the appeal of ski touring is understandably growing. For people who aren’t afraid to hike to find themselves some fresh untracked snow, Val d’Isere is the ideal destination to learn how to ski tour, or to explore beyond the main resort boundaries.

Never Ski Toured Before?

“Ski Randonnée” is French for ski touring and it requires some specialist equipment. Firstly, you’ll need ski touring bindings that lift at the heel when hiking uphill, but lock down when you are ready to ski. You will also need skins that are fitted to the base of your skis when climbing. Skins prevent the skis from sliding backwards but allow the skis to slide forwards.

Specialist ski touring boots are also popular, being lighter and easier to walk in, however they don’t give as much downhill performance and regular ski boots can be used if you are only going on a small tour.

Hire Ski Touring Kit in Val d’Isere

If you’d like to hire ski touring equipment, then our partner shop Snowberry offers TDCSki clients a significant discount discount on the public rate.

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Ski Touring Options to Suit You

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Ski Touring Group Lessons in Val d'Isere:

Open to people comfortable skiing off piste.

Our TDCSki touring clinics are open to people comfortable skiing off piste and run throughout the winter but are especially popular in Spring - the classic ski touring season.

  • Groups are limited to 5
  • 3 day clinic
  • no overnight hut trips

If you already have experience of ski touring and want to enjoy some of Val d’Isere’s classic routes then get in touch.

Private Ski Touring Lessons in Val d'Isere:

TDCSki offer ski touring private lessons for individuals or groups. Our coaches know the best routes for a morning or full day session and can tailor the session to your level and experience.

Contact us for more information.


TDCski Val d'Isere has a 5 Star Tripadvisor Rating and is Ranked #1 for Things to do in Val d'Isere

  • lucyvallance - 20 Mar 2023

    Exceptional Lessons from TDC

    So far this season I have been fortunate enough to have three lessons with TDC Instructor David Walker and they have all been brilliant. In both the theory and its practical application, David clearly communicates exactly what you need to do to bring your skiing on to the next level. He is kind, patient and fun to ski with. They have been a pleasure.

  • aheyrend54 - 29th Jan 2023

    Best ski guide ever

    A group from the US hired Steve for our first day guided tour of the ski area. Besides being an excellent skier he was super knowledgeable about history, culture, best runs, etc. Well worth the money to be brought up to speed so quickly and with such good humor.

  • Escape09492659983 - 28th Feb 2023

    Amazing time learning to ski with TDC…

    We had an amazing time learning to ski with Steve from TDC and his patience in getting the three of us up from a standing start, to skiing within three lessons was awesome and all this whilst sharing his knowledge of this beautiful area at the same time! A great experience & we would definitely recommend TDC to anyone else wanting lessons in Val D’Isere and we hope to be back for more ourselves soon.

  • andrewmP3895HZ - 14th Feb 2023

    Absolutely first class

    First time skiing and booked with TDC. Met Dave day one and instantly felt at ease. Looked after all of us, spent time moving us on, was patient and encouraging. Would recommend anyone to book with Dave and your holiday will be better for it. Thank you.

  • NicksJ_14 - 8th Feb 2023

    Excellent coaching

    I skied with both Ross and Kim over a 2 week period January / February 2023. Putting this into context, I had a horrible ski accident last March, and was a little anxious and tentative. Ross immediately put me at ease, and had me back playing in the powder by day 2; his coaching was excellent and restored a lot of my confidence. Kim followed that up in week 2 and really helped me to work on my technique. Anna in the office makes organising coaching so straightforward and is so efficient. Makes life that little bit easier! Highly, highly recommend skiing with TDC. So much so that I’m going back in March!

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