Oxygène offers some of the best ski-guiding in La Plagne.
Make the most of each powder day. If you want to explore the true terrain of the mountain, learn how to ski across powder and ride the line of the season, Oxygene are there to help.
They offer sessions for those that are just starting to explore off-piste through to those that already have plenty of experience and want to find the best powder spots in the valley.
All their mountain guides are fully qualified and have plenty of experience in the local terrain. They all speak English (other languages are also available) so you can relax and communicate with ease.
Oxygene take safety seriously. That’s why when you book one of their Off-Piste & Guiding lessons, they offer helmets and protective padding, transceivers, shovels, probes and ABS bags completely free of charge. At Oxygène, they know how to handle the mountain with care.
What you can do
4 Hours of Off Piste Guiding
Wake up to the Magic of the Three Valley’s backcountry and clip-in to our 4-Hour Morning Off-Piste Lessons in La Plagne. With safety equipment (that’s your probes, shovel, backpack and transceiver) included as standard, you’ll explore how to play safe on untouched terrain. These sessions are ideal for intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders with group sizes from just two to six people. If you’re hunting for the line of season, look no further.
7 Hours of Off Piste Guiding
Make a powder-day of it and join Oxygène’s 7-Hour Off-Piste Guiding in La Plagne. If you’re a Level 4+ skier or boarder who’s looking for some serious off-piste action, their full-day sessions are sure to satisfy. Covering up to 4 valleys’ worth of off-piste terrain, their guides take up to two to six powder hounds with all safety equipment included as standard (so that’s your backpack, probe, transceiver and shovel). Teaching you and friends how to read the mountain and steer clear of trouble.
First Tracks - Ski Touring
Join Oxygene for First Tracks in La Plagne. With exclusive access to the top of the pistes before first lifts, you start ahead of the game, giving any fellow powder-thirsty ski tourists a proper run for their money. Starting at 07:00 or 08:00, their six person (max) group Ski Touring lessons include equipment as standard, as well as a fine mix of touring technique and mountain safety awareness for a truly exhilarating ride. And thanks to their trusty instructors and guides, you’ll ski safe in the knowledge that only the best terrain and fine, fluffy powder awaits for an unforgettable descent.
Where to meet
La Plagne Centre
They meet on the snow front in Plagne Centre opposite the Cocottes restaurant and just below the Colorado chairlift. You will see it is marked with lots of coloured Oxygène flags. Once you arrive at the flags in Plagne Centre, if you look down at the restaurant Les Cocottes and enter the building on your left, you will find the ski school reservations office and equipment hire shop.
The meeting point is next to the Tyrolean drag lift in the main ski area of Belle Plagne. It is marked with bright blue Oxygène flags and banners… you can't miss it!
- "I took an off-piste lesson (3hrs) with 2 others from the hotel and we were guided/taught by Boris. He was a great character - very relaxed but also really inspired confidence in all 3 of us (This was just as well as he handed out our avalanche transponders and guided us under the ropes at the top of the Roche de Mio!). For a first off piste lesson it was daunting, but Boris had assessed our skiing on the way to the location and picked 2 challenging yet rewarding and ultimately enjoyable slopes on which to teach us some skills. A great and very memorable experience." - Trip Advisor
- "We (me and my girlfriend) had 2 days 2 hours private snowboard lessons. The lessons were awesome and off great value (and great powder as well ;)). We noticed the instructor himself enjoyed the lessons as much as we did. Great job guys!" - Trip Advisor
- "We got the advanced lessons with oxygene and loved every minute of them. I have taken lessons in lots of resorts but I really liked the style of lessons and found the instruction much more useful than some other schools. Thoroughly recommend" - Trip Advisor
What to bring
Oxygène will provide all safety equipment. They recommend helmets for everyone going off-piste, plus wrist guards and protective impact shorts for snowboarders. Make sure you are wearing thermals, gloves, sun cream, sunglasses or goggles. You should feel comfortable in your boots – one pair of socks is sufficient and store them in a warm, dry place overnight.
Location: La Plagne Centre | Belle Plagne
Level: Intermediate | Advanced
Typical Duration: Half day | Full day
Max Group Size: 6 person
Languages Spoken: English
Activities: Ski Touring | Skiing | Snowboarding
Event Services: Activities
Guides & Instructors: High Mountain Guides | Ski Guides
Lessons: Childrens Lessons | Freestyle/Freeride Lessons | Group Lessons | Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons | Private Lessons | Steep Skiing Lessons
Suppliers of: Avalanche Safety Kit | Cross-country Skis | Off Piste equipment | Skis & Boots | Snowboards & Boots | Telemark Equipment
Open Seasons: Spring | Winter
Address: Immeuble l'Orée des Pistes | La Plagne Centre | 73210