Guidebook

Spectacular Ski Tours Around Albertville

12 top ski tours in the heart of the Savoie

Description

Situated in the Savoie region of France, Albertville is at the gateway to many famous French ski areas including the Three Valleys and Haute Tarentaise. The town has a long history of skiing and mountain activities. It used to be home to France’s elite mountaineering corps the Chasseurs Alpins, and in 1992 it hosted the Winter Olympics.

Setting off from Albertville you’ll hit many prime ski locations within an hour, for example The Haute Tarentaise resorts of Tignes and Val d'Isere, and the Three Valleys resorts of Meribel and La Tania. Driving through the Gorges d'Arly you’ll be at Megeve and Praz sur Arly in three quarters of an hour, and it’s only a cool 30 minutes to the Espace Diam Les Saisies and Crest Voland. Here are some stellar ski tours to get you started when you’re there!

Sources:
https://www.chaletsdirect.com/albertville/
https://www.planetware.com/france/top-rated-ski-resorts-in-france-f-1-8.htm
https://www.skiresort.info/ski-resorts/albertville/

Combe des Roches
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Combe des Roches

3 Valleys
3 - 4 hrs
9.6 km
498 m
1,265 m
36 °
A steady short tour through amenable terrain.
Moderate
Private
Grande Sassière via Glacier de la Sassière
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Grande Sassière via Glacier de la Sassière

Sainte Foy
1 day +
16.7 km
1,927 m
1,927 m
36 °
A reversal of the approach used to ascend the Aiguille de la Grande Sassière which winds its way down the Glacier de la Sassière.
Difficult
Private
Grande Casse, Face Nord Centrale
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Grande Casse, Face Nord Centrale

Albertville
0 - 1 hrs
1.5 km
22 m
834 m
49 °
The huge line straight down the centre of the North Face, starting with a very steep, narrow opening from the centre of the top ridgeline of the Grande Casse. One only for the experienced skiers and mountaineers.
Extreme
Private
Refuge du Col de la Vanoise Ski Tour
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Refuge du Col de la Vanoise Ski Tour

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
1 day +
20.9 km
1,749 m
1,548 m
30 °
This multi-day tour takes you around the Grande Casse in spectacular scenery.
Severe
Private
Col de la Grassaz
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Col de la Grassaz

Tignes and Val d'Isère
3 - 4 hrs
8.7 km
545 m
687 m
27 °
A beautiful tour through remote scenery, ideal for working on your fitness and keeping yourself well away from trouble on those high-risk days.
Easy
Private
Pointe de la Sana, ENE Face
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Pointe de la Sana, ENE Face

Tignes and Val d'Isère
1 - 2 hrs
3.6 km
383 m
796 m
53 °
An imposing ENE facing line that watches over Val d’Isére.
Extreme
Private
Tsanteleina West Face
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Tsanteleina West Face

Tignes and Val d'Isère
2 - 3 hrs
8.8 km
37 m
1,687 m
46 °
Fantastic skiing on a perfectly positioned glacier, a great full-on day covering a huge variety of terrain.
Severe
Private
Pointe de Méan Martin
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Pointe de Méan Martin

Tignes and Val d'Isère
6 - 7 hrs
14.3 km
1,023 m
1,954 m
46 °
BIG day with an amazing north facing glacial ski from the top of Pointe de Méan Martin.
Severe
Private
Grande Sassière, NE Face
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Grande Sassière, NE Face

Albertville
3 - 4 hrs
9.5 km
515 m
1,762 m
50 °
This route is not visible from resort so it’s tough to check how the conditions are faring or how filled in the whole route is, but this is one incredible descent - take our word for it!
Extreme
Private
Grande Casse, Grand Couloir
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Grande Casse, Grand Couloir

Albertville
5 - 6 hrs
7.4 km
1,442 m
1,442 m
47 °
A ski mountaineering classic involving a steep climb from the Refuge de la Vanoise to the summit of the Grande Casse, the highest in the Tarentaise.
Severe
Private
Grande Casse, Petit Face Nord
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Grande Casse, Petit Face Nord

Albertville
0 - 1 hrs
1.1 km
0 m
686 m
47 °
Only slightly easier than neighbouring ‘Face Nord Centrale’, the Petit Face Nord offers a great alternative to the Face Nord Centrale with slightly less exposure whilst retaining the amazing feeling of skiing on this wild north face.
Extreme
Private
Col du Prémou
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Col du Prémou

Tignes and Val d'Isère
1 - 2 hrs
5.1 km
252 m
1,204 m
46 °
Ski this huge descent which starts from the col splitting the two Tarentaise giants - the Grande Motte and the Grande Casse.
Severe
Private