Backcountry skiing

Ski montaineering for everyone... BUT GO WITH A GUIDE!

 

Ski mountaineering is for all skiers,imagine finding virgin snow far away from the lifts,this is a new way to explore the high mountain country with maybe a night in a mountain hut.

Massif des Grandes Rousses

  • lnitiations at Grandes Buffles,
  • The famous Traversée Intégrale des Rousses in a day,
  • Le Pic de l'Etendard, etc.

Massif des Ecrins

  • Le Tour de La Meije,
  • Les Enfetchores,
  • Col et Tête du Replat, etc.

 

Other routes to discover:

  • Les Cerces,
  • Les Ecrins,
  • Le Queyras, etc.

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PRICES

Private guide

- Full Day : 450€ for a private group of 1 to 4 people + 40€ per additional person (max 8 people according to conditions)

- 1/2 day : 330€ on the same basis


Collective trip

- Day : 150€/person (from 3 to 6 people)

- 1/2 day : 110€/person (from 3 to 6 people)

Practical informations

- Includes: loan of safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe)

- To be foreseen: fixed price - for the day, the guide's lunch is at the charge of the participants

- Meeting point : Alpe d'Huez guide office

- meeting time : 9h00 / 9h30

The equipment

The equipment

The equipment: it is specific and different from that of alpine skiing.

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Discovery Grandes Buffes

Discovery Grandes Buffes

Initiation to ski touring, in 1/2 day or full day with the ascent of the Grandes Buffes, starting from the resort of Alpe d'Huez: an itinerary far from the slopes to make your first steps in skins.

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The Grand Sablat Glacier

The Grand Sablat Glacier

The White Valley of Alpe d'Huez: a wild itinerary for an unforgettable descent!
You are at ease on all slopes? Come and discover the grandiose itinerary of the Grand Sablat glacier, in a high mountain setting, isolated and very wild.



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Discovery Col du Sabot

Discovery Col du Sabot

Starting from Vaujany, this discovery itinerary allows a gentle approach to the activity: gentle slopes, a pretty pass at the end with a superb panorama on the Grandes Rousses massif.
Sabot in patois "Sabaudia" means Savoie: indeed, before the Croix de Fer pass, it was the only passage to Savoie.



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Le Grand Renaud

Le Grand Renaud

Taillefer Massif, Belledonne Massif, the exceptional Aiguilles d'Arves, the Grandes Rousses, the Obiou and the majestic Écrins Massif... Here is the panel that awaits you at the summit. A splendid backdrop!
This race, with a relatively accessible difference in altitude, presents a very beautiful wild route.

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Brèche de Roche fendue

Brèche de Roche fendue

The Belledonne massif is a crystalline chain of the Alps which reveals a wild nature in a high mountain atmosphere.
Its
highest peak, the Grand Pic de Belledonne, reaches 2977m. In spite of
peaks not exceeding 3000m, it is a paradise for ski touring, often
requiring a significant difference in altitude.

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Le Rochail

Le Rochail

From Alpe d'Huez, our eyes are naturally drawn to the South by this
very pronounced chain of summits whose relief calls with temptation to a
small visit.  The Rochail is a magnificent high mountain itinerary that
can be done in the winter or in the spring and that offers a superb
viewpoint on the Ecrins Massif.

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Le couloir du Grand Sauvage

Le couloir du Grand Sauvage

The Grand Sauvage couloir lives up to its name. Accessible with skins
from the Pic Blanc, it faces the Quirlies glacier on the South face
while its North face dominates the magnificent glacial cirque of Saint
Sorlin.
Solitude and freedom guaranteed!

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La traversée des Grandes Rousses

La traversée des Grandes Rousses

Ski touring allows you to go even further and to consider great
itineraries like the crossing of the Grandes Rousses massif. Three
passes, five glaciers and more than 2000m of descent are on the menu of
this day reserved for the most athletic!

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Traversée Replat - Bérarde

Traversée Replat - Bérarde

Saint Christophe en Oisans, village which opens the high valley of Vénéon: from here, the hamlets follow one another until the village of La Bérarde, terminus of the road and access door to the great summits: this village will become the 2nd French station of Alpinism between the 2 world wars. In 1913 the national park of la Bérarde will be created then the National Park of Ecrins will follow in 1973.

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Le tour de la Meije en 3 J

Le tour de la Meije en 3 J

In the heart of the Ecrins massif, the queen Meije rises with all its splendor in a grandiose setting.
One of the most beautiful raids of the Alps... So why not go to meet it ?
In a 2, 3, 4 or 5 days formula, let yourself be immersed in a high mountain atmosphere of great beauty.

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Le tour de la Meije en 5 J

Le tour de la Meije en 5 J

In the heart of the Ecrins massif, the Queen Meije rises in all its splendor in a grandiose setting.
From
its imposing North face or its majestic South face, the aesthetic
silhouette of the Meije offers you a unique show. An exceptional trip
full of wild climbs and great descents!

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Why not ?


And why not the classical Chamonix-Zermatt but also Verbier-Zermatt?

Discover a confidential ski trip by doing the Alpe d'Huez-Chamonix crossing... 5 days that will make you discover the greatest ski resorts of the Alps to finish at the foot of the Mont Blanc!

But also the classic Chamonix-Zermatt, the Verbier-Zermatt crossing or the Grand Paradis tour...


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Private mountain guide prices

Vous êtes un groupe constitué :

Day

Number of person per guide 4321de 5 à 8 (max)
Price per person112.50€150€225€450€40€/additional pers

Half-day

Number of person per guide4321de 5 à 8 (max)
Price per person82.50€110€165€330€40€/additional pers