Freeride et hors-piste

Go on freeride ski freeride or snowboard routes with a mountain guide. Far from the slopes and lifts discover an activity rich in thrills. Haute-Savoie is a paradise for off-piste skiers with its resorts and mountains washed down with snowy precipitation, the freeride ski guides make you discover the most beautiful routes in the Alps and will make you taste the joys of powder and wild skiing during incredible outings in the snowy mountains in winter. Are you ready ? So put on your shoes, take a pair of "ski-fats" and join us to hit the most beautiful slopes and combes by making beautiful turns.

Our adventures

The best freeride and off-piste spots

It all starts for our guides in Annecy Mountains, a region between lake and mountain that allows you to get to the best off-piste and backcountry ski spots in less than 30 minutes, ideal for skiing in all its forms!
La Clusaz the famous ski resort of Aravis and freestyle skier Candide Thovex is the Mecca of ski backcountry with beautiful route like the combe of Bella Cha, the Bell Tower or the Porte des Aravis, untagged routes that we will go through all the winter skis.
 In the surrounding area the ski resorts of Grand-Bornand and Sambuy allow access to an off-piste ski area from the ski lifts in a few minutes from the chairlifts from the village.
Less than 1 hour drive we take you to one of the most beautiful safari between Chamonix Mont-Blanc and its famous Vallée Blanche (a descent of several kilometers in the heart of alpine glaciers) or the 3 valleys (Meribel Courchevel and Val Thorens ) true Disney land of wild skiing or free-hiking! It is not uncommon for our trips to take us to Les Arcs or even to the La Grave cable car to enjoy fresh snow.
Whether you are an experienced skier eager to make steep slopes, lanes or glacier routes; a beginner who wants to learn to ski in large spaces in nature, we adapt our offer and adventure to your level by offering outings and courses throughout the winter.

What is freeride skiing?

Freeride or off-piste skiing is the same thing! The difference is perhaps that the freeride is a sportier discipline of off-piste skiing since we will integrate some acrobatics in the ski session outside the ski area, jumps bars, big curves and some antics ... the ski classic off-piste is a more traditional practice, we just find the good powder snow in the valleys and forests to make a nice trace of scull. In both cases the spirit is the same: to have fun in good snow!


What ski equipment for free ride skiing?

Ideally we recommend skis "fats" wide (at least 90mm skate see 100mm pad for powder and good lift), now the alpine skis have almost all a spatula type "rocker" that will allow you to plan more easily your deep snow skiing.
For bindings there are 2 schools, either you consider walking a little outside the ski area with seal skins, at that time it may be interesting to take bindings say ski touring, this will allow you to achieve small hike of a few meters of unevenness.
If your objective is just to ski off-piste by gravity (without approaching) then simple alpine classic mount are enough. The important thing is to have versatile equipment and light enough.
The ski boots can be rigid (Flex 100 to 120) with a sole to walk preferably.
Do not forget to bring avalanche rescue safety equipment, the famous dva (avalanche detector) trilogy, shovel and probe and, above all, learn how to use it.
For more security avalanche bags type airbag or avabag allow you to operate an integrated flotation system.

Or start off-piste skiing?

In the guide office, we are a bit chauvinistic and we prefer the Aravis winter sports resorts which are a huge playground with a very varied terrain, the view of the Mont Blanc massif nearby or the pierra menta and the big paradise will give you maybe want to discover other spots!
Anyway, off-piste skiing supervised by professional instructors or high mountain guides to learn the basics of off-road skiing but also to move safely.