The story of the OriginAlps ski school OriginAlps ski school counts certified mountain professionals, ski and snowboard instructors, as well as high mountain guides. They are, above all, authentic individuals, passionate about mountains and their fields of expertise, but most of all caring towards their guests. On the outset of the adventure in Autumn 2017, Dorian Arpin and Luighi Rottier, friends since childhood, and both native from La Rosière got together. Dorian is a ski instructor, a world traveller devoted to off-piste skiing, while Luighi is a professional free rider recently graduated with a Master’s in International Hospitality Management. They have been giving ski lessons since the age of 18 and now their desire is to transmit their passion through their own values: passion, care and authenticity. With this in mind, they created the OriginAlps ski school, picturing the most beautiful adventures that ski and snowboard amateurs could experience, in their home valley in Haute Tarentaise. With a strong grasp of the terrain, service quality and safety are at the core of each experience they propose. They devise experiences combining the pleasures of skiing, of gastronomy and of the land (including farm visits) on the most alluring paths that La Rosière, Val d’Isère, Tignes and Sainte-Foy have to offer. To pursue the conception of their vision and new projects in La Rosière, Val d’Isère, Tignes and Sainte-Foy, as well as in fascinating sites around the globe, OriginAlps became a travel agency. Henceforth, ski enthusiasts may now enjoy travels organised from beginning to end by discovering the Kamchatka in Russia on a heliskiing journey, or by ski touring in the off-piste valleys of Haute Tarentaise, devoid of any presence of ski lifts. The OriginAlps service Personalised Each ski instructor adapts to skiers/snowboarders to offer a unique experience at each outing depending on the participants’ level. Our instructors each have their own specialities, be it snowboard, ski touring or slope technique enhancement, and each request is redirected towards a corresponding field expert. Our ski instructors all speak English, but also Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese, allowing for ease in communication and better interactions between our mountain professionals and skiers coming from around the globe! Professional and sophisticated No concessions are considered when it comes to safety regulations. The choice of locations is always done primarily according to the level of avalanche risk and based on the meteorological conditions. The goal always is to enjoy the moment without putting anyone at risk, be it on or off-piste. Authentic and exclusive With a respect for the mountains and safety in mind, our ski instructors will allow you to experience thrilling adventures within safe boundaries. They will create an unforgettable experience in your adventures in paradisiac locations. Thanks to their experience and friendly approach, our ski instructors and local experts will offer valuable advice when choosing a restaurant and for any information on the ski resort. Timeline Autumn 2017: foundation of the OriginAlps ski school Winter 2017-2018: our first guests enjoy the best of skiing in La Rosière, Val d’Isère, Tignes and Sainte-Foy February 2018: management of the photo and video shootings for the eyewear brand Giro Winter 2019: OriginAlps organises heliskiing and ski touring outings for the ski club of the EmLyon 2019: OriginAlps becomes a travel agency and offers heliskiing experiences in Kamchatka, Russia 2020: 10 professional ski instructors and high mountain guides collaborate with OriginAlps during the ski season 2020: the OriginAlps’ offers grow with the addition of ski touring, freeride and heliskiing – all included stays OriginAlps in the press TV coverage at the 8pm section of TF1 on ski touring in La Rosière with OriginAlps – 01/02/2018 Episode from the Web series Ride N’ Roses from Romy & Laura who came searching for local expertise from our ski instructor Luighi Rottier – 04/03/2018 Metro.news article on heliskiing in La Rosière with our ski instructor and “local legend” Dorian Arpin – 13/01/2019 SnowSurf.com interview with our snowboard instructor Natacha Rottier on her outlook on snowboard and her artistic vision – 16/02/2018 TV coverage from MB Live TV on ski touring with our expert Luighi Rottier- 08/01/2018 Our ski instructor Luighi Rottier on the cover of l’Équipe Magazine !