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

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

Bonneville
5.7 km
An easy, accessible and safe ski tour - perfect for beginners
Private
Pointe de Merdassier West-Northwest Face

Pointe de Merdassier West-Northwest Face

La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand
4.2 km
A scenic tour which comes into condition quickly and therefore makes for a good early season objective.
Private
Combe à Marion

Combe à Marion

La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand
3.7 km
An exciting ski tour in one of the wilder parts of the Aravis.
Private
Trou de la Mouche - Grand Crêt to Paccaly Traverse

Trou de la Mouche - Grand Crêt to Paccaly Traverse

La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand
7.1 km
An accessible but highly rewarding Aravis classic
Private
Tête de la Sallaz - Couloir de la Salletaz

Tête de la Sallaz - Couloir de la Salletaz

Bonneville
5.0 km
An easy ski tour to a perfectly positioned peak, followed by a steep and exciting descent. Ski touring doesn't get much better!
Private
Les Quatre Têtes North Couloir

Les Quatre Têtes North Couloir

Bonneville
11.8 km
A long tour through staggering scenery which culminates with a descent of a beautiful hanging face.
Private
Mont De Vores & Tete de Very - A Safe and Easy Ski Tour

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

Megeve - Les Contamines
10.3 km
A safe and easy angle ski tour with excellent views
Private