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Evolution 2 Ski Guides, Tignes

Outdoor specialists in Tignes

Evolution 2 has been instructing and guiding skiers around the Alps since 1987.

If you want to experience what Espace Killy really has to offer, then join Evolution 2 on one of their expeditions and have a fantastic adventure.

All their high mountain guides are fully qualified and as a minimum speak English and French (other languages also available) so you can easily communicate.

Their philosophy when it comes to mountain sports is simple. They believe in teaching in small groups, by instructors who are specialists in their field, and with an emphasis on real progression and FUN!

What you can do

Evolution 2 have a number of different off-piste options available for you:

Le Lac - Off Piste Beginner

  • For skiers who are comfortable on all slopes and all snow, who want to progress towards off-piste skiing. You'll learn the techniques to ski correctly in deep-snow off-piste. 
  • Focusing on the correct technique that is required for skiing off-piste on varying types of snow and varying types of conditions (powder, chopped-up and icy).
  • We will provide you with all necessary avalanche safety equipment. This includes either an ARVA or ABS backpack, probe, shovel and transceiver. Training on how to use the equipment is part of day 1. 
  • Max 6 participants per instructor. 

Le Lac - Off Piste Advanced

  • Suitable for skiers only. If you're a snowboarder please send an enquiry for more suggestions.
  • Group off-piste ski technique session. Focusing on the correct technique that is required for skiing off-piste on varying types of snow conditions (powder, chopped-up and icy).
  • On the first day you will receive training on how to use your transceiver, shovel and probe. These are provided by us, in addition to the ABS back-pack. 
  • Max 6 participants per instructor. 

Le Lac & Val Claret - Off Piste Private Lessons

  • Available for 2, 3, 4hr and full days
  • Suitable for all levels
  • Your private instructor, you set the rules. Let the instructor know if you would like to focus on a specific element of your skiing/snowboarding or whether you would like a general refresh of off piste technique.
  • Session includes full avalanche safety briefing. Back-pack with transceiver, probe and shovel provide to each participant.

Toviere - Chevril with return by Helicopter

  • Suitable for skiers and snowboarders. Must have off-piste experience and be comfortable on different types of off-piste snow.
  • You will drop in through one of the numerous couloirs from the Tovière ridge and head down to the Tovière pass and down through the Bois de la Laye to the Lac du Chevril.
  • From here you will await the helicopter that will take you back to the resort. If time permits, we'll take you on another off-piste route under the table of orientation on the Belvarde mountain.
  • The instructor may adapt the exact route to take advantage of the best snow conditions on the day.
  • We will provide you with all necessary avalanche safety equipment. This includes either an ARVA or ABS backpack, probe, shovel and transceiver.
  • Max 6 participants per instructor. 
  • A half-day on Thursdays from 09:00 to 13:00 or 13:00 to 17:00. Other days may be available on request. 

Tarentaise Tour

  • Experienced off-piste skiers.
  • Not suitable for snowboards, because of a long flat traverse.
  • A full day’s skiing, discovering the legendary off-piste of the Vanoise and Tarentaise Valley through the resorts of Tignes, La Plagne, Les Arcs and Villaroger. Six kilometres of vertical descent!!
  • Evolution 2 will provide you with an ABS back-pack, transceiver, shovel and probe. Please bring your own drinks and a snack. 
  • Max 6 participants per instructor. 
  • Full day from 08:30 to 18:00

Worth knowing...

If you are looking for skiing and snowboarding lessons, Evolution 2 run and ski school and provide various outdoor and flying activities.

Where to meet

Tignes Le Lac
They meet at their offices on the main snow front next to the Palafour chairlift in the Skiset Mountain Store.

Tignes Val Claret
They meet on the snow front just before the 'ski' tunnel near the terrace of the Coffee restaurant.

Les Brevieres
In Les Brevieres they meet just outside the Sache gondola and in 1800 on the main snow front. If you're staying in Les Brevieres, 1800 or Les Boisses they will confirm your meeting point just before arrival or you can go and see them at the meeting point in Le Lac or Val Claret.

Reviews

  • "Off piste for beginners, 3 x 3 hour sessions. With lots of snow on the slopes but pretty poor visibility, Pierre our guide new exactly where to take us. At all times I felt as though we were being looked after. It was a mixed group, I was boarding the other 4 were skiers. This was not an issue for our group. The final day, with the worst visibility of the week, Pierre took the group down the Valley Perdue, what an experience, thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Tignes was a new resort for me and would recommend the off piste guiding to anyone looking to improve their off piste skills." - Trip Advisor
  • "The only problem I would say was that 2 of our group could only book 2 days, they wanted 3, but another party had booked onto the course starting on day 3 and therefore fully booking the course. This meant 2 new skiers started on my day 3, which slightly altered the dynamics of the last day. Despite this a great 3 afternoons of boarding, helped by amazing powder, great guiding and a helpful team at Evo2. They even drove me back to my hotel in 1550 at the end of the day."
  • "I've always had great experience with evolution 2 ski instructors and Pierre, the guide of my off piste group, stands out as the best of them. Within half an hour into the first session I've significantly improved my off piste skiing thanks to some technical advice that Pierre gave me. I'm always looking for an adventure and Pierre had plenty of adventures to offer us. To top it all, Pierre is a very nice guy. I wish I had more time to ski with him." - Trip Advisor
  • "We were supposed to do the Tarentaise Tour, but unfortunately it was changed due to snow and low visibility. What could have been a tough day to ski turned out to be an awesome day thanks to our guide, Oliver (Ollie). In spite of the visibility, he took the group to some great off piste skiing and some amazing powder runs! And he gave us a good education about Tignes and the areas we were skiing. I’ll also say that Evolution 2 was very helpful in coordinating our equipment needs between their Tignes and Val d’Isere office, where we were staying. I highly recommend Ollie and Evolution 2 to anyone looking for a first class ski guide/education." - Trip Advisor


Location: Tignes - Val Claret | Tignes - Les Brevieres | Tignes - Le Lac / Lavachet


Style

Level: Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced


Stats

Typical Duration: Half day | 1 day

Max Group Size: 8 person

Languages Spoken: Dutch | English | French | German | Italian | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish


Services

Activities: Heli-Ski | Ski Touring | Skiing | Snowboarding

Guides & Instructors: High Mountain Guides | Ski Guides | Ski-Touring Guides

Lessons: Off Piste/Backcountry Lessons


Facilities

Suppliers of: Avalanche Safety Kit | Bags & Backpacks


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Winter