3 valleys, 2 peaks and 1 overnight alpine refuge stay.
Conquer the 3 Valleys from our base in Meribel, summit 2 peaks and descend where few dare to tread, and spend 1 night out in the middle of nowhere for a once in lifetime stay at an Alpine Refuge.
A brilliant week of action pack skiing for those comfortable and capable in all terrain and all conditions. If you fancy yourself a master of the mountain and want to head out with a guided group of other ski gods then look no further….
Being located in Meribel provides the best base to reach all corners and aspects of the 3 Valleys. The Ultimate Ski Touring and Freeride Week week will involve using the full lengths and breadths of this huge area to ensure we maximise the daily adventures.
This course takes in at least two local peaks which would be normally inaccessible using just the lift system. Taking the lifts as far as they go then using skis, skins and effort the tops can then be tamed. From the tops of these peaks are descents that are well worth the effort.
During a typical Ski Touring and Freeride week there will be a two day adventure which will involve staying overnight in a mountain refuge. Taking the day to travel further afield and away from the security of the resort. Watch the sun go down over new peaks, mountains and snowfields. Then enjoy the comforts of an Alpine Mountain Refuge.
What to Expect
OFF THE SNOW
- Return transfers from Geneva airport on set group transfer (leaving GVA at 15:00 on your Course Start Day, and arriving in Geneva at 13:00 on your Course End Day)
- Catered accommodation in a shared room in the New TTR Mountain Lodge (single room available too for an additional fee of £280 for the week)*
- 6 Days of Cooked breakfast and 2-course dinner. Wednesday is the staff day off, with self-service breakfast and a chance for you to sample the tasty local restaurants.
- 6 Day 3 Valleys lift pass
- Full UK and in-resort support
ON THE SNOW
- 5 full days of guiding and coaching
- Full safety equipment provided (backpack, transceiver, shovel and probe)
- Training on how and when to use the safety equipment
The Ultimate Ski Touring and Freeride is a high octane charging week looking for the best snow, the best skiing and the most fun possible.
Every day contains a new adventure. Using whichever means necessary – a combination of lifts and our own legs will propel to the tops
Part of the challenge of the week is the going up. As such time can be spent about how best to prepare, navigate, and manoeuvre our way round the mountain.
Snow pack, mountain craft, use of and improving skills with avalanche transceivers. These are all essential skills for an all mountain skier. As such time will be spent looking, talking and working on these areas too.
Of course there will be moments to look at ski technique and offer tips and guidance to improve in certain areas and situations.
There may be moments when the weather does not play its part in the week. When, or if, this happens then alternative adventures will be arranged. The joy of the Three Valleys is the extensive amount of available skiing and terrain. Options are always available.
The Ultimate Ski Touring and Freeride Ski Week – not for the faint hearted….
Here you'll find a day by day breakdown of your course.
Arrive at Geneva Airport before 3pm to take advantage of the group transfer leaving then. Get to the chalet around 6pm to get settled into your rooms and have a beer before dinner.
3 Valleys Exploration
First day of coaching with your Marmalade guide. Explore the far reaches of the Three Valleys and start to pick up some techniques which will help when you venture further afield. Learn to use your tranceivers and avalanche gear in a mock-rescue situation and learn about the snowpack and what triggers avalanches.
Taking the lifts as far as they go then using skis, skins and effort the tops can then be tamed. From the tops of these peaks are descents that are well worth the effort.
1 Alpine Refuge
Taking the day to travel further afield and away from the security of the resort. Watch the sun go down over new peaks, mountains and snowfields. Then enjoy the comforts of an Alpine Mountain Refuge.
Departure day, with a 10am return complimentary transfer to Geneva airport (n.b. we allow 3 hours for transfer, 2 hours for airport check in, so you should aim to book a flight no earlier than 3pm.)
This trip is aimed at advanced skiers looking to push themselves in new areas and really explore what the 3 valleys can offer. Prior off-piste experience is a must and you should be stoked to explore places you wouldn't have gone before. If you are unsure as to the level of the group or whether it is for you, give us a call in the office on 0208 7899 055 and we would be happy to help.
Located in Meribel Moussilon, the TTR Mountain Lodge offers chalet-style catering and comforts, with the warm social ambiance and short term bookings of a hostel. With a capacity of up to 20 people spread between Twin, Double and Triple En Suite rooms, this Chalet is perfect for solo travelers or large groups. Offering an excellent 2-course menu served along with its large tables, guests from all walks of life can share stories of their great day on the mountain. The Chalet has a large South Facing terrace with a Hot Tub overlooking the mountains, as well as a Sauna in the lower levels of the building. If you're not socializing in the open plan Dining and Living Room area, kick back and relax in the media room which is kitted out with a large wrap around sofa, Widescreen TV, Apple TV, and Sound System.
Single Room upgrades are available for an additional £350. For this price, you will have a Double Bed and En Suite room all to yourself. Contact us for availability & information.
Wholesome, healthy and nutritious. We are aiming to start the revolution against stodgy and overly-filling, full-of-cream-and-butter chalet food. Instead we love fresh healthy food, influenced by flavours from around the globe! We have developed a menu that aims to sustain throughout a day of skiing but not make you feel like you have put on weight over your holiday! Let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will cater for them.
There will be a maximum of 6 only on this course.
We get a mixture of people on our ski camps. Generally people are very keen skiers who are looking to progress and do something different with their time in the mountains! We live for skiing and adventure so I think our customers often have similar outlooks! All ages are welcome, just have a positive attitude and the confidence to try new things and you'll fit in well.
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
As part of this course, we will be including a transfer departing from Geneva Airport at 15:00 on the start date. Therefore, ensure that your arrival time is no later than 14:30 in order to make the transfer to Meribel. On the return, we will include a transfer to Geneva Airport departing from the chalet at 10:00 on the final day of your camp. The average transfer time is 3 hours and check in 2 hours, therefore you should book your departure flight from 15:00.
If your arrival or departure flights fall outside our free transfer times, then get in touch and we may be able to organise a private transfer for you on request at an additional cost, subject to availability. If you do need a private transfer please be aware that transfers are usually only available from 6am to 9pm so try and arrange your flights around these times. Alternatively you can hire a car from Geneva.
Again, if you are planning on coming out earlier or staying on afterwards, please note that you will have to arrange your airport transfers at your own expense.