This season, Patagonia presents a comprehensive system of baselayer, outerwear and packs for those who go deep into the mountains under their own power. Each piece in their Backcountry Touring collection is designed specifically to address the needs of self-supported winter backcountry travel, balancing critical protection with breathability and total freedom of movement.

For your touring adventure, pair the new Refugitive Jacket with the KnifeRidge Pants for a light, versatile kit with streamlined performance and protection. They’re built with 3-layer GORE-TEX® fabric with GORE® C-KNIT™ backer technology for the optimal balance of stretch and lightweight, in an Alpine Regular fit that’s just right for climbing or skiing. We also recommend their Snowdrifter 30L backpack.

Find their stores:

– Patagonia Val d’Isere

– Killy Sports, Val d’Isere

– Planet 0 – 16, Val d’Isere

– Tarentaise Tour, Sainte Foy

– Twinner Proshop, Peisey Vallandry


Val d’Isere’s pretty village streets are a shopper’s paradise. Whether you’re ticking off your dream kit list, or searching chic boutiques for something special, Val d’Isere has it all. Time it so you experience the resort on a Thursday evening; the centre is closed to traffic and family entertainment spills out onto the streets with music, magic, spectacular light shows and ice sculptors. Combine all this with regular refueling stops at the warm, welcoming boulangeries and bars, and a shop-front saunter is an activity for everyone.

Killy Sport, Val d'Isere