• Trip duration
    4 days
  • Trip level
    Easy
  • Max people per guide
    8 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Description

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.

Next dates:
– 01/05/2017 to 01/08/2017
– 01/19/2017 to 01/22/2017
– 02/09/2017 to 02/12/2017
– 03/02/2017 to 03/05/2017
– 03/23/2017 to 03/26/2017
– 04/06/2017 to 04/09/2017

Itinerary

Day 1

Montgenèvre

Meeting at the Oulx train station (Cesana). Transfer to Montgenèvre resort (between France and Italy). Today will be warming up, technical advice and learning to use safety equipment. In the afternoon, if weather permits, we will ski to our accommodation in Cervières by an off piste itinerary until the hotel. Luggage is transported to the accommodation.
D +/-400m.

Day 2

Mazalen

Today we tour above our base camp, in the Malazen valley above the Laus hamlet.
D +/-600m.

Day 3

Chalets d'Izoard

We go through the forest until the Chalets d’Izoard (2190 m). It’s an old pasture hamlet in a beautiful mineral cirque, at the foot of the famous pass. From there, we reach the last slopes until the Ourdeïs pass (2420 m), the access point to the Queyras regional park.
D +/-600m.

Day 4

Cîme Saurel

We go through a valley terrain to the border with Italian Piedmont. We reach the Cîme Saurel (2249 m), from where the views over the Fonts valley and its many hamlets are spectacular. We can also see the beautiful Sestrières valley. Finally, we descend to end the trip.
D +/-650m.

Price per person

Group of 5565EUR
Group of 6565EUR
Group of 7565EUR
Group of 8565EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Other details

Meeting point

At the Oulx train station.

Accommodation

Hotel-lodge half board, shared bathroom. Towels are not included.
Single room possible if available, extra 95€.

More info

Group size: 5 to 8 people.

The price varies between 565€ and 585€ depending on the dates. Please contact me for more details.

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€.

Disclaimer

This is an example of initiation ski touring in the Cervières valley and Briançonnais. The weather and snow conditions, as well as the level of the participants, may make me modify the program or the order of the itinerary.