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Cervières Briançonnais ski touring
Cervières Briançonnais ski touring
Cervières Briançonnais ski touring
Cervières Briançonnais ski touring
Cervières Briançonnais ski touring

Cervières Briançonnais ski touring

On this 3-day trip, a certified mountain guide from the Azimut Montagne team will introduce you to ski touring in Briançonnais. Learn the basics in a beautiful setting!




3 Days


Jan - Apr






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Do you want to discover one of the most beautiful valleys in the Briançonnais massif? In fact, this valley is full of history, tradition and old architecture. Therefore, by exploring it we can understand the ancient living conditions.

Besides, our hotel is a calm oasis in the heart of the valley. From there, skiing or walking, we can reach beautiful itineraries. Furthermore, it’s a very comfortable and warm accommodation.

A long weekend is ideal to discover the wild and wonderful region of Briançonnais!

The highlights of this trip are the following: – A trip designed for beginners – A sunny mountain, even during the winter – My advice to improve your skills – Accommodation in an authentic village – Delicious meals and a warm welcome – Easy access by TGV

Do you find this trip interesting? Then please contact me! You can either join an existing trip (the dates are below) or we can plan a different one.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

The price includes:

- Trip logistics & organisation upon arrival.

- All minibus transfers upon arrival from one of the indicated meeting points.

- 2 nights accommodation on half-board basis and picnics for 3 days.

- Safety & rescue equipment training/reviewing.

- Certified and expert mountain guide services (including all his expenses: meals, accommodation, transportation, ski lift fares.

- Safety & rescue equipment sets are provided (tracking device, shovel and probe), if you don't have your own gear.

- AZIMUT welcome pack.

The price does not include:

- Transportation to/from the meeting point.

- Ski lift fares.

- Gear rental if required.

- Personal insurance.

- Drinks (including those with meals at the hotel), personal extras, and any other expenses not mentioned under the above section “the price includes”.

A 30% deposit, as well as the insurance cost if you choose to subscribe the latter, is required to secure your booking. You will receive a reminder email 35 days prior to departure for the outstanding balance due latest 30 days prior to departure.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Lay of the land

Get together at the Oulx train station. Then we head off to Montgenèvre ski resort on the France-Italy border. The day will be spent getting the lay of the land; the guide will teach or go over the necessary safety techniques. If weather permits we take an off piste itinerary to reach our gite in Cervières. We picnic at lunchtime and have dinner at the gîte.

Ascent/descent: + 400/- 400 m

Meals included: picnic and dinner

Accommodation included: gîte

Day 2: Les Ecrins, amazing views

We have breakfast and then jump into the practice! A nice day of ski touring in Serre-Chevalier Valley, facing the National Park of Les Ecrins and its glacier. You will love it!

Ascent/descent: +/- 800 m

Meals included: breakfast, picnic and dinner

Accomodation included: gîte

Day 3: Cîme Saurel

After breakfast we go touring in the Piemont valleys on the France-Italy border. There we climb up the Cîme Saurel (2449 m) where we have spectacular views over the Fonts valley and its’ traditional hamlets and the entire Sestrières valley. Then there’s one last descent to wrap up the trip in a truly memorable way. We head back to the gîte to pick up our luggage and take those who have a train to catch back to the station in Briançon or Oulx.

Altitude variation: +/- 800m

Meals included: breakfast and picnic

Please note this itinerary is an example of a skitouring discovery weekend with Azimut and should only be used as a guide. The weather conditions on the mountain or participants skills and stamina may require the guide changes the itinerary or inverse the itinerary. We kindly as you to request such decision. We may also have to change accomodation, with the same standard, due logistics and/or availability._


More info

Group size: 5 to 8 people. Level: for people that never practiced ski touring but with a red/black piste level in alpine ski. I will teach you techniques for ski touring, safety and use of safety equipment. To carry: a light bag with what you need for the day and a picnic.

I recommend you to have cancellation insurance. Search and repatriation insurance is mandatory. I propose you to hire insurance through Europ Assistance upon booking the trip with me.

Equipment: skis with ski touring fixations, seal skins, poles, ski boots, 35L backpack (with airbag if possible), AVD, shovel, probe. I can loan you the safety equipment (AVD, shovel, probe). If you don't have the necessary equipment, you can rent it with me! Skis (with poles, skins and knifes) €110, boots €50, ski pack (skis, poles, skins, boots) €130, helmet €15, airbag 40€.

Meeting point

At the Oulx train station.

Equipment you will need to bring

- Warm hat or buff/scarf. - UV factory 4 protective lenses. - Photochromic glasses adapt to light intensity and are very useful. - Under layer: breathable long sleeved tops to maintain heat. A tip: merino wool is breathable and has anti-bacterial properties and is therefore less likely to smell as opposed to synthetic fabrics. Take this into consideration if you need to update your wardrobe. - Middle layer: a light polar or synthetic jacket for an extra layer of heat during breaks - Outer layer: a Gore-tex or similar type of jacket with a breathable waterproof membrane. Make sure it's lightweight and compact so it doesn't take up too much space in your backpack - Bottom layer: trousers with a breathable waterproof membrane (Gore Tex or similar) with long side zips allowing air to flow, recommended on climbs - Hands: light fleece or soft shell gloves, a pair of silk glove liners to go underneath, warm gloves with a breathable and waterproof membrane. Mittens are always a good idea for really cold days of for those of you who feel the cold ! - Swimming gear: it takes up such little space, it would be a shame not to bring it just in case. Avoid swimming shorts or bermudas, they are not usually allowed. - Ski socks. - Slippers recommended for evening wear - a 1 litre flask (Thermos or Camelback) - a pocket knife - duck tape - factor 50 sun cream - a duffle bag holding up to 90 litres to leave at the hotel or in a vehicle. No suitcases.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide: Azimut

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Mountain Guide

We enjoy very much discovering and rediscovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.


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What people are saying about Azimut



Awesome experience, knocked another item from my bucket list.



Well organised trip with excellent guides and admin support Highly recommend 😊



The Guide did not even know I'am on splitboard. Everyone else was on skis, I was the only one on board. Guide has no experience on board, so the daily trips was designed for skiers, not borders. I would like to know which company is responsible putting me in a ski group, Azimut or Explore-Share? If you don't know the difference between what is doable with skis and splitboards, you would not sell trips for splitboarders! In the only day I could enjoy somehow, I did very hard time to stay on my feet on icy steeps, because I should have had a crampon, but I did not have it, because the list of necessary equipment does not mention it. All the skiers had one. The guide anyway did what he could to help me, all the respect for Rafael. But the whole trip was a fuckup for me that way. I really want to know who is responsible!?



the trip did not correspond program description which forced me to leave on the second day, with huge financial losses. the guide checked and confirmed ny capabilities to ski - indeed after it was failed off road asked me to make a decission to give up. When I asked the agency to organize a transfer at least back to the meeting point (from the middle of nowhere) they pretended they can't do it (indeed, it was included to the program...) the worst every trip in my life. And explore and share instead of any invistigation simply did not care.



Had a great trip. Unfortunately the guide was not fluent in English as written in the description. That is something that could lead to a very tricky situation if there would‘ve been a dangerous situation. The selection of the group by azimut was not the best as at least one person was physically not capable of doing this trip. However, the service by explore-share was great!

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