Guidebook

The Ultimate Annecy Ski Touring Week

7 fabulous ski tours all within an hour's drive of Annecy

Description

Generally there is a choice to be made in winter between a ski trip and a city trip but if you head to Annecy, you can have both! All you need is ski touring kit, a hire car and plenty of enthusiasm. You'll also need to consume plenty of calories, but that will be easy given the excellent range of restaurants that can be found in the region!

In stark contrast to most of the offerings around Chamonix, these tours are generally not too tough and do not feature any truly steep or extreme skiing. All offer huge views and are remarkably quiet despite their proximity to large towns.

For the perfect week of ski touring and city culture, look no further.

Pointe d'Andey - A Hidden Gem in the Haute Savoie
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Pointe d'Andey - A Hidden Gem in the Haute Savoie

Arve Valley
3 - 4 hrs
5.7 km
860 m
863 m
38 °
An easy, accessible and safe ski tour - perfect for beginners
Moderate
Private
Pointe de Merdassier West-Northwest Face
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Pointe de Merdassier West-Northwest Face

La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand
3 - 4 hrs
4.2 km
845 m
844 m
47 °
A scenic tour which comes into condition quickly and therefore makes for a good early season objective.
Difficult
Private
Combe à Marion
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Combe à Marion

La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand
2 - 3 hrs
3.7 km
765 m
765 m
45 °
An exciting ski tour in one of the wilder parts of the Aravis.
Difficult
Private
Trou de la Mouche - Grand Crêt to Paccaly Traverse
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Trou de la Mouche - Grand Crêt to Paccaly Traverse

La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand
4 - 5 hrs
7.1 km
1,077 m
1,069 m
43 °
An accessible but highly rewarding Aravis classic
Difficult
Private
Tête de la Sallaz - Couloir de la Salletaz
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Tête de la Sallaz - Couloir de la Salletaz

Arve Valley
2 - 3 hrs
5.0 km
472 m
746 m
40 °
An easy ski tour to a perfectly positioned peak, followed by a steep and exciting descent. Ski touring doesn't get much better!
Difficult
Private
Les Quatre Têtes North Couloir
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Les Quatre Têtes North Couloir

Arve Valley
6 - 7 hrs
11.8 km
1,419 m
1,420 m
42 °
A long tour through staggering scenery which culminates with a descent of a beautiful hanging face.
Difficult
Private
Mont De Vores & Tete de Very - A Safe and Easy Ski Tour
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Mont De Vores & Tete de Very - A Safe and Easy Ski Tour

Megeve - Les Contamines
4 - 5 hrs
10.3 km
944 m
944 m
39 °
A safe and easy angle ski tour with excellent views
Moderate
Private