Val d’Isere Ski Touring Lessons with TDCSki

Book with Confidence - Flexible Booking and Refund Policy - Covid-19

Our Covid-19 Policy

Book with Confidence

We realise that things are constantly changing at the moment, and there are decisions being made that are out of our hands. A lot of these decisions are affecting what we can do and where we can travel.

We want you to book with confidence.

For whatever reason, if the Covid pandemic means that things change and the lesson or clinic is not possible, then you know that you can easily change the booking, transfer it or get a full refund.

Contact us if you need any further info [email protected]

Our Standard T's and C's for the 2021 season have the above Covid-19 policy as an addition. View our T's and C's here.

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

Although Val d’Isere is widely recognised as the best lift accessed off-piste skiing in the World, it also has some fantastic ski touring options.

With more and more people venturing off-piste and bigger skis making the off-piste more accessible, ski touring has become the growth niche in the Snowsports industry. Ski lessons specifically geared towards touring allow us to truly escape the crowds.

Earn your turns, explore the backcountry skiing on offer, the appeal of ski touring is growing for people who aren’t afraid of a hike to find themselves some untouched virgin snow. Val d’Isere is the perfect destination to learn how to tour, or to explore beyond the main resort boundaries.

Never Ski Toured Before?

Ski Touring is called “Ski Randonnée” in French, and it requires some specialist equipment. The first essential is ski touring bindings that lift at the heel when walking uphill, but lock down when you are ready to descend. 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.

A lot of people also use specialist ski touring boots which are lighter and easier to walk in, but don’t give as much downhill performance. 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 Snowberry in Val d’Isere offers TDCSki clients a 20% discount on the public rate.

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VAL D'ISERE

SKI TOURING COURSES
Private and Group Lessons
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Ski Touring Options to Suit You

Choose Your Clinic


Introduction to Ski Touring:

Introduction to Ski Touring:

This clinics includes the following:

  • Learn how to use your equipment, skins and bindings
  • Basic planning of a tour
  • Mountain safety and avalanche awareness
  • Touring technique, kick turns on lower angles
  • Technical ski coaching (with video analysis)
  • Getting out there and enjoying the mountains
  • Touring
Clinic Levels

Suitable for skiers with:

  • Little or no touring experience
  • Some off-piste experience
  • Technique that equate to a solid red or OK black run skier
  • Reasonable fitness (aimed at active people)
Clinic Times and Prices

Dates and Prices

Weeks starting:

  • 7th March
  • 16th March
  • 20th April
  • 27th April

320€ per person for 4 half days (4hrs a day)

Touring Adventure:

Touring Adventure:

This clinic includes the following:

  • Planning of a tour
  • Mountain safety and avalanche awareness
  • Touring technique, kick turns on steeper slopes
  • Use of couteaux
  • Technical ski coaching (with video analysis)
  • Getting out there and enjoying the mountains
  • Touring
Clinic Levels

Suitable for skiers who are:

  • Familiar with use touring equipment
  • Happy to tour for up to 2 hour at a relaxed pace
  • Confident off-piste
  • Confident on Black runs
  • Active with a reasonable level of fitness

This course is great preparation for TDC Expeditions trip to Kirgizstan - TDC Expedition

Clinic Times and Prices

Dates and Prices

Weeks starting:

  • 7th March
  • 16th March
  • 20th April
  • 27th April

320€ per person for 4 half days (4hrs a day)

Touring Pro:

Touring Pro:

This clinic includes the following:

  • Route planning and navigation, mountain aspects, map and compass work
  • Mountain skills
  • Multi burial Trancever search
  • Understanding the avalanche report
  • Ascending steep slopes, with and without skis on
  • Accessing and skiing steep lines and couloirs (weather dependent)
  • Technical ski coaching (with video analysis)
  • Getting out there and enjoying the mountains
  • Touring
Clinic Levels

Suitable for skiers who are:

  • Experienced off-piste skiers and tourers
  • Happy to tour for up to 3 hours+ at a relaxed pace
  • Happy to ascend potentially beyond 1000m vertical ascent
  • Competent with use touring equipment inclduing kick turns
  • Confident off-piste skiers
  • Confident on Black run skiers
  • Confident skiing steep and potentially narrow off piste slopes
  • Active fit individuals who regularly partake in exercise and sport

This course is great preparation for TDC Expeditions trip to Kirgizstan - TDC Expedition

Clinic Times and Prices

Dates and Prices

Weeks starting:

  • 20th April
  • 27th April

320€ per person for 4 half days (4hrs a day)

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 to find out more.

Tripadvisor

TDCski has a 5 Star Tripadvisor Rating and is Ranked #2 for Things to do in Val d'Isere

  • Riaan J, 9th March 2018

    Fantastic Service and Instructors

    I have used TDC a couple of times over the years. Both times off piste. Their mix of technical advice and fun was excellent. I can totally recommend TDC...

  • Matt F - Sydney, Australia, 5th February 2018

    What a Great Experience

    I did 3 days of TDC group lessons with Gavin, he was brilliant, very attentive and improved my skiing a lot. I would recommend them in a heartbeat...

  • Kate G, 24th march 2018

    Terry was a Fantastic Ski Instructor

    Super helpful, patient, kind and most importantly able to connect with me, in order for me to understand the technical information required to actually be able to ski.

  • Jan Z - Brighton, United Kingdom, 11th January 2018

    Lauder, a Brilliant Ski Instructor

    We had two wonderful ski lessons with Lauder. Probably the best lessons I have ever had. Lauder enabled me to feel confident again on skis which made me realise how much I loved skiing.

  • rdk1 - Melbourne Victoria, 10th March 2016

    Excellent Ski School

    Just spent three days with Kim on a Development Plus clinic and after skiing for decades she gave me tips and advice that made an immediate change to my skiing.

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