Chalet Tarine

Character chalet in the heart of beautiful

Les Échines-Dessous, a village which maintains its authentic alpine charm yet still has easy access to some of the best skiing and cycling in France.

A ski instructor living very close to Chalet Tarine and co-founder of the Initial-Snow ski school group of ski instructors and mountain guides, Alain will share his love of the mountains and skiing with you, on-piste or off-piste, in a safe and fun way.


Alain can coach 5 clients at a time, but he is also able to collect up to 4 clients in his own 4x4 vehicle directly from Chalet Tarine in the morning and drop them back in the evening after a full days ski guiding. This allows for added flexibility where for example you have a mixed ability group at the chalet.


You can also count on Alain to find just the right restaurant, or to show you the best ski areas  in Les Arcs, La Plagne or any part of the Tarentaise valley. He will be happy to meet you at Chalet Tarine at an agreed time at the beginning of your holiday, perhaps on the saturday evening, to brief you on snow and weather conditions and provide an introduction  to the ski area, the off piste, and to ski instruction and mountain guiding services he can offer.


Alain was one of the pioneers of snowboarding in France, a sport he enjoyed both competitively at first, and then as a coach, before opening one of the first specialist board shops in the area. He is also part of a research team with another ski instructor from Val d’Isère and two other ski professionals, exploring the impact emotions have on learning to ski known as "Inner Glide".


Alain offers high quality ski tuition, mountain guiding and a door to door service from our chalet, a unique opportunity for Chalet Tarine guests to take full advantage of the exceptional skiing and boarding available with one of the most experienced guides in the region.


Contact Alain directly for prices and availability.


Tél : +33 6 73 51 44 19

Email: [email protected]

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Ski Instructor & Mountain Guide  - Alain Ducloz

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