Office de la montagne # Team

Our team is based at the House of Val Thorens. High mountain guides and experts in off-piste gather there for you to have the best specialists! 

Who are we?


We are mountain experts! We have the perfect knowledge about the 3 Vallées ski area and great experience in the mountain. 

We want to: 
  • find the best snow, 
  • find the slope that will give you thrilling sensations,
  • and find the scenery that will leave you speechless.

Adventure in the mountains and thrills of skiing are our daily driver.

We adapt our outings to you level, in secret spots, on the infinite ski area of the 3 Vallées...! 

Our Experts

Timy THEAUX

Alpine skiing instructor


French, English, Spanish
Expert in
Off-piste, Freeride, Touring
Experience
Travelling-Shooting videos-Photos in Freeride for magazines, media, sponsors and clientz throughout the whole world: Alaska, USA, New Zealand, Chili, Argentina, Austria, Italy, Corsica, Kosovo, Albania, Pyrenées...
Career
Athlete Freeride- FreeTouring, part of the Team Salomon for 6 years. FreeSkier-Traveller-Narrator.
Sponsors
Salomon
Equipment
Fat Freeride Salomon : Q115, Gardian, Ghost 130
Word of the Pro
" A bad day on the slopes does not exist. There is always good skiing at the right spot at the right time, especially in the 3 Vallées. It's our move!"

Alain STEVENET

High Mountain Guide and Alpine ski instructor


French, English, Spanish
Expert in
Off-piste and Ski Touring
Experience
Good knowledge on the Alps: Italian, Swiss and Austrian. Excellent knowledge on the Haute Tarentaise and the Mont Blanc. Excellent knowledge on the 3 Vallées and on the Mercantour. 
Career
My full-time activity as a guide is really fulfilling, and it has been so for the past 30 years. Wanting to discover new spots is what drives me as well as sharing my love for the mountain, which is growing everyday. 
Equipment
Trab, Zag and K2
Word of the Pro
"The 3 Vallées is a amazing playground, with a broad variety of activity that you can try"


Antoine DIET

Alpine ski instructor


French, English, Spanish
Expert in
BE Ski Alpin
Experience
Freestyle competition + Travelling - Photo and video shooting for magazines, media, sponsors throughout the whole world: USA, Canada, New Zealand, Chili, Argentina...
Career
Pro skier for more than 10 years. France Champion of Slopestyle in 2007. Classified for the SFR tour.
Sponsor
Atomic, Smith
Equipment
Atomic Bentchetler, Atomic Punx, Atomic Alibi
Word of the Pro
"Snow is a passion with no limit"

André BIANCHINI

High Mountain guide and Alpine ski instructor


French, English
Expert in
Off-piste, Touring and Expeditions
Experience
Organising sport trips such as expeditions and trekking in the Himalayan Mountains, Kenya, Morocco, Iceland, Greenland... Heliski in the Kashmir Valley
Career
Pioneer at the ESF and at the Val Thorens Guide association. Creator of Ski Safari throughout the French, Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps in 1976.  
Equipment
Dynafit
Word of the Pro
" I wish to share my love for the untouched mountain, without any mark. This is what Ski Touring offers"


Fred CHABERT

Alpine skiing and Member of the ski Patrol


French, English, Spanish
Expert in
Off-Piste, Touring, Snowboard and Telemark
Experience
20 years working for the ESF, 15 years at the ENSA (National Ski and Mountaineering School)
Career
Skiing since I was 2, competition skiing at a international level. 10 seasons of ski in the Southern Hemisphere (Argentina, Chili). Passionate about the Mountain and Mountaineering, climb several summit in different countries, on different continents (Aiguille Verte, Cervin, Meije, Sajama...). 
Equipment
Ski Dynastar, Lange shoes, fixation Look. Ski mask, helmet Julbo
Word of the Pro
"Leaving your mark on this white coat of snow and observing the mountain to see where your next one will be". 


Xavier BUFFET

Alpine ski instructor and 
guide for medium mountain


French, English
Expert in
Off-Piste, Touring and Telemark
Experience
More than 30 years in teaching skiing. Organising off-piste skiing and ski touring, and trips to Austria, Swiss, Italy and France.
Career
Journey through the Pyrénées in Ski Touring from Banylus to Hendaye (66 days straight during Winter in 2012)
Equipment
Dynafit & Black Diamond
Word of the Pro
"Val Thorens, 3 Vallées: a wonderful playground, with a comb to find every time and a slope to discover..."