Ski tour in the Queyras valley in France, 8-day trip

IFMGA-certified guide Jean-Marc wants to share the Queryas valley in southern France with you. Join this amazing 8-day ski touring experience.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

7 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
     

    I’d love for you to join me on a beautiful off-piste and ski touring trip in the bright sunshine of the south of France.

    The Queryas lies near the Italian border, between Briancon and Gap in the Hautes Alps. It is in incredibly special and unique area because it still holds strong ties to local traditions. You’ll be able to observe the region’s pastoral and craft culture in this enclave in the heart of the Alps. There are a few small ski resorts in valleys nearby, but they have not taken away from the untamed nature and traditional architecture that we find here.

    Furthermore, the region receives a great deal of sunshine and abundant snowfall, making it an excellent ski destination. But it is still largely unknown to the majority of skiers. Because Queyras is off the beaten track, it’s an ideal place to explore via ski touring.

    On this trip, we’ll stay in a small charming hotel in a converted traditional house of Molines-en-Queyras. From there, we will head out to ski in different valleys every day. We’ll go to Saint Véran, Abriès, Molines, Ceillac, and Arvieux.

    The top of the ski lifts in these valleys will allow us to climb even higher, arriving at summits with huge gorgeous panoramas. Then we’ll ski down to the very bottom of unspoiled valleys. The runs are comparable in length and gradient to those in the Northern Alps.

    You won’t want to miss this opportunity for great snow and scenic views in the south of France! You’ll explore great touring areas while staying comfortably in a cosy hotel in a traditional village.

    So don’t delay, book today! I’m looking forward to meeting you and guiding you in France. 

    I lead many different mountain trips around the world. Check out this ski touring trip in Morocco.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2280 EUR

    Group of 2
    2280 EUR

    Group of 3
    2280 EUR

    Group of 4
    2280 EUR

    Group of 5
    2280 EUR

    Group of 6
    2280 EUR

    Group of 7
    2280 EUR

    Group of 8
    2280 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Saturday- Meeting in Saint Veran

      We will meet at end of the afternoon in our hotel Alta Peyra in Saint Véran.

    • Day 2 to 7Sunday-Friday: Skiing

      Ski touring and off-piste skiing in Saint Véran, Abriès, Arvieux, Ceillac or Molines en Queyras. The itinerary will be adjusted according to the snow and weather conditions as well the skiing and endurance level of the participants.

    • Day 8Saturday: Departure

      You’ll depart from Saint Veran in the morning.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Hotel Alta Peyra in Saint Véran

    Accommodation

    Modern and comfortable 4-star hotel in Saint Veran. Shared double bedrooms.

    More info

    The price is based on double room accommodation.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide

    - The passion of virgin areas -
    Climbing, mountaineering, trekking, off-piste skiing, ski touring, heliskiing, I have used all the resources available in the mountain to explore the Alps in France, Italy, Switzerland, and also Nepal, Peru and Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Alaska, Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco and Turkey, Norway, Greenland and Spitsbergen…
    Currently, with the enthusiasm of being a guide, I traverse the world’s mountains and I share my passion with those whom I call “clients” but after many years of common adventures have become my friends.

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Jean-Marc Kaufmann

     

    Hello to all who like the intensity of amazing heights reached with sometimes a bit of sweat but so rewarding that the memories live in you year in or out. I travelled many times with Jean-Marc as guide. Heliskiing in Canada, Touring skiing (seals\' skin skiing) in Tromso, Spitzberg or more simply in ski resorts like France, Italy and Bulgaria. I recommend him for the complete trust in what he is sure I can do and his guiding ability on top of our sharing a good bear after the day\'s efforts (I am Belgian so ...). I even tried myself at 53 years\' old to a bit of climbing with \"Aiguille d\'Entrève\" and discovered a new ability. Great moments past and to come.
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    Chantal
    Jean-Marc nous a guidé avec beaucoup de professionnalisme dans l\'ascension du Grand-Paradis cet été. Ce fut une très belle première expérience d\'alpinisme pour moi, en toute confiance. Les passionnantes discussions à bâtons-rompus comme le respect du silence (dans la longue descente) m\'ont paru précieux également.
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    Noémie
    J’ai eu la chance de rencontrer Goulven et d’être guidé par lui sur le Grand Paradis en août 2014. C’est un super compagnon de cordée, un pro de la sécurité, un excellent leader, un défenseur de belles valeurs montagnardes et une personne très riche par le métier diversifié qu’il exerce, guide de haute montagne mais aussi copilote d’hélicoptère.
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    Gauthier
    Je recommande vivement de vous entourer de Goulven pour vos expéditions. Outre ses excellentes compétences techniques, vous découvrirez un guide aimant partagé sa riche expérience humaine et professionnelle et soucieux de vous faire vivre de belles choses à ses côtés!
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    Charles
     

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