Guides Ski Val d'Isère is a group of independents and local professionals of great quality. We have or an international guiding degree (UIAGM) or of skiing. We speak english, spanish, russian, italien, bulgarian. Our purpose is to lead you to a higher level and to new feelings in moutain. We are good mentors and organize and guide courses half-day, all day, from beginner to experimented skier/climber.
We know the best way to spend good vacations is to share a good moment together. The commitment with your guide or private instructor will allow you to live an unique stay,
bringing you unforgettable memories while improving yourself. For instance, everyone or a part of the group can enjoy fresh now in the morning and others can have a technical class or try another activity in the afternoon.
Always thinking you're on time off, we will optimize your stay. Val d'Isère - Tignes, the Tarentaise usually offers so much to discover, let us guide you in our play field !
High mountain guide since 2004 and former primary school teacher. Olivier dedicated his youth to national challenges of ski-alpinisme for 15 years.
Great climber, he used to did 7c but he’s above all a master in glaciaire vertical climbing.
Now and since twelve years, he devotes himself mostly in guiding a lot in backcountry skiing in all the Alpes but also in snowshoes (Savoie, Suisse, Autriche, Dolomites italiennes).
He has been successful in professional guiding on the Grande Traversée des Alpes (7 500 km) in ski-touring.
A few opening routes in ice climbing amateur:
Le bon, la brute et le truand (V/6/200m) in 2002
Rentrez vivants, rentrez contents (VI/6/140m) in 2002
La jambe de belle maman (V/6/M/140m) in 2006
Olivier speaks english.
Mountain leader and ski instructor, Carine often guides hikes and trekks: she offers day or week trekkings in Vanoise, everywhere in Savoie and “Tour du Mont Blanc” tours, as well as in Queyras, Zanskar (Himalaya).
On skis she is fond of teaching backcountry skiing (off-piste) and ski-touring. She teaches all publics, all levels; she is a true specialist also for teaching any disabled skiers, in bob-ski or not.
Carine speaks fluent spanish and english, and well brazilian portuguese. She has notions of hebrew & italian languages too!
Climbing instructor and UIAGM high-mountain guide. Cross-country skiing teacher. Technical advisor in mountain and ski equipment.
Yves speaks currently spanish (licence and master LLCE spanish + DEUG LEA english spanish russian). He speak and write well english, italian, russian, portuguese. He has good basis in bulgarian, litteral arabe, german, chinese.
An alpine and Andine solid experience :
– Twice the South face du Fou in 1983
– Time records in Chamonix (1h15 for Gervasutti pilar and 13h for all Arêtes de Peuterey)
– 150 new and first routes mostly in Andes, Vercors, Vanoise, Himalaya, Jordanie, Sinaï…
– 40 expeditions completed in the Andes (South side of Chacraraju, Ouest side of Fitz Roy, Maestri route of Cerro Torré)
– Aconcagua (6 996 m) skiing, 14 times
– 10 new routes in Bolivia, 25 new routes in Perou (glaciaire itineraries)
– Himalaya, try of new routes in alpine style in Dhaulagiri (8 047 m)
– Alone try of Broad Peak until 7 800 m
– 2 new routes on the smallest Tour of Trango/Karakorum (Pakistan Himalaya)
– In professional, ascent of South-West ridge Ama Dablam, really tough (6 856 m) and Pic Lénine or Chon Ton (7 134 m)
– Opening gully and 8 ice climbing in Caucase, grades 6
– 1st French to climb and open difficult routes in Sinaï (high of 500 m) and Paine in Chilean Patagonia, VII-A2
– Specialist of Ben Nevis and glaciaire climbing in Scotland
– SInce 2005, guided more than 20 times on Elbrouz (5 642 m) all faces and Norvège Lyngen + Sibérie W + around ten times on magical volcanoes of South Chili and Argentina
– 4 stays in Ecuador volcanoes including 2 ascent of Cotopaxi
– Many ascents on foot or on ski of Huascaran (6 768 m) highest peak in Perou
– Guided 12 times climbing and beduine routes and trekking in Jordania, Wadi Rum.
Yann LE BOZEC
Yann is a ski instructor, and a sailing instructor. His favourite teaching classes are skiing, snowboarding (class 2) on piste and off-piste and also snowshoeing, ski-touring. After working with different ski schools, he became free-lance. He’s fond of photography too. Yann speaks fluent english.
Jo has been working as an independent ski instructor in Val d’Isère for the last 7 years after few years in Chamonix. Originally from the Savoyard Alps in Beaufortain “the other side of the mountain” she is a local ! she get the top French ski instructor qualification in 2000.
While she travelled in South-America to ski and write article for Ski-mags, she experienced to train kids in ski-competition in the Parva Ski-club. In her passion for ski she passed the diploma of Ski Patrol to know more about snow and avalanche risk. By the time she did some freeride competitions for the fun and in Europe and was on the top 10 female riders for 3 years in the FWT (Freeride World Tour). She started a ski company in 2002 with a friend and they developed the first polyvalent fat skis in France. They are now still building handmade skis in Haute-Savoie under the brand of Bumtribe wich means Tribute of Skibums. And she’s actually a kind of skibum traveling to hunt the better snow conditions. She’s mostly interested by steep and couloirs skiing around the Alps and love to share it with friends.
As her life is all about nature she is a mountain leader in summer.
She teaches all levels of skiing from beginner to expert, and offers private coaching sessions, small group lessons, off-piste. She’s enthusiasmed about not only guiding but helping off-pist skiers to fine- tune their way to ski.
Norbert Silvin, Savoyard from Peisey, dedicated his childhood to national and regional challenges of cross-country skiing. In winter he participated every week-end to 1 or 2 ski run and even 4 times in France championships. In his youth, Norbert opened some new routes in Vanoise (Séloge…) and succeeded new rocky routes in Cordillera of Huayhuash. He opened with J-M Boucansaud and Yves Astier the really difficult West face of nevado Sarapo (6 140 m) in Perou.
Now he practices works fitting with its diplomas : 2nd degree teacher of nordic skiing and mountain leading instructor as well as UIAGM high-moutain guide, and hotel manager too.
He participed in several expeditions in Ecuador, as guide but also in interesting carrying out skiing expeditions or in mountaineering of Dhaulagiri in Nepal.
Mecanician ingeneer and high-moutain guide.
Benoît spend his time between this 2 activities. As high-moutain guide, his wish is to be able to transmit his love of the moutain. His main objective is to
make you progess along the courses and grow a real relation into the climbing team.
Examples of professionnal or amateur ascent :
4000 de Zermatt, 4000 de Sass fee, Chamonix-Zermatt, Oberland Bernois, Ortles,
Arête du tronchey – Grandes Jorasses, Traversée Schaligrat- arête N – Weisshorn, Arête
de ferpecle – Dent Blanche, Traversée des aiguilles de Chamonix, Traversée des Dru,
Voie Contamine – Grand dru, Grépon mer de glace, Pilier Gervasuti – Mont Blanc du
Tacul, Pilier sud – Barre des Ecrins, Dossier du fauteuil – Meije
Traversée des Grandes Jorasses, Mayer/Dibona – Dôme des Ecrins, Voie Fourastier –
Ailefroide, Arête des 4 ânes – Dent Blanche, Eperon Frendo – Aiguille du Midi, Arête
Inominatta – Mont blanc, Arête Kufner – Mont Blanc du Tacul, Goulotte Grassi –
Ailefroide Orientale, Arête de coste rouge – Aifroide centale
Snow and glace climbing
Couloir NO – Pic Sans Nom, Couloir Lagarde & Ginat – Droites, Naia – aiguille verte,
Super couloir intégral – Mont Blanc de Tacul, Goulotte Boivin – Dôme des Ecrins
It was a period where classics summits came one after another : Mont Blanc, Grandes Jorasses, Drus, Droites, Eiger, Cervin…
Frédéric Valet succeeded the ascent of the Cerro Aconcagua (6 967 meters) South route, French route twice. He has also done it once in solo.
This high-mountain guide climbed up (or tried to) several 8 000 meters. In a nutshell, many of his expeditions were achieved : Jannu, K2, Cho oyu, Xixapangma, Cerro Torre, Denali…