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Clarée valley ski touring

A certified guide from the Azimut Montagne team will take you on this 6-day ski touring trip in the beautiful Clarée valley and Névache. Ideal for a first tour!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr
Type of tripNot specified


The Clarée valley, in the French Alps, is a beautiful destination for ski touring.

Throughout the year, the Clarée valley is charming, with an ambiance that is hard to find. Névache, the starting point of this trip, is a small and warm village with beautiful stone and wood homes.

During this stay we will sleep in comfortable refuges, one of them in Italy. The tours are rather easy and of course I can adapt them to the level of the participants. Besides, the weather might make us change plans, but that’s not a problem!  If the weather is nice, we will appreciate the panoramic views of the Ecrins massif. On the other hand, if it’s snowing we can have fun in the huge forests that surround the valley.

This trip includes two days in the Italian side, with the good food that comes with the destination!

It’s an ideal initiation ski touring trip, although it doesn’t hurt if you already have some experience.

An extra of this trip is appreciating the beautiful architecture in Névache.

Do you find this ski touring trip tempting? Then please contact me and let’s set a date!


Buffère refuge Chardonnet refuge Ricou refuge Rois Mages refuge (Italy)


This is an example of ski touring in the Clarée/Névache valley. 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. I may have to change the accommodation due to logistics or availability. IMPORTANT: if you are joining a group, please be aware that I need a minimum of participants to guarantee the departure. You’ll be notified the latest 21 days before the starting date in case I need to cancel because of a lack of participants. Your money will then be transferred back. This trip is organized by “AZIMUT” - Atout France IM005120010

More info

Group size: 5 to 8 people. Level: it's better to have some experience in ski touring. Easy glacial terrains are a possibility. 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, knives, poles, ski boots, 35-40L 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) €150, boots €60, ski pack (skis, poles, skins, boots) €195, helmet €20, airbag €90.

Meeting point

At the Briançon or Oulx-Cesana train station, or at Névache.




Day 1: Buffère refuge

Meeting at the Briançon or Oulx train station, or at Névache. Transfer to the Névache valley. We prepare the equipment and leave to the high valley and the Buffère refuge. It’s the right moment to check some ski touring techniques, I will help you. After reaching the refuge, we leave on a short ski tour and practice safety techniques.
D +500m

Day 2: Chardonnet refuge

Leaving for the Baude crests. Beautiful descent allowing us to ski on great snow until the Chadonnet refuge.
D +500/-450m

Day 3: Raisin pass

Today we go to the Raisin pass (2691 m). A tour to enjoy! We return to the refuge through a beautiful vast slope where we can choose the terrain.
D +/-450m

Day 4: Queyrelin - Ricou refuge

Departure for the Queyrelin tour. An amazing day that offers calm combined with a beautiful descent on a north face. Overnight at the Ricou refuge.
D +800/-900m

Day 5: Pic du Lac Blanc - I Ré Magi refuge

The objective today is the Pic du Lac Blanc (2980 m). Stunning views over the whole massif os the Ecrins National Park and its many summits, including the Barre des Ecrins (4102 m). THen we go to the Vallon pass before a long descent until the Italian I Ré Magi refuge. A beautiful evening awaits in the small Granges hamlet.
D +800/-1215m

Day 6: Vallon pass

We leave Italy towards the north face of the Vallon pass (2645 m). A long and tranquil descent in the valley takes us back to Névache.
D +900/-1000m

About the guide

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We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering 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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Prices per person

Group of 5

EUR 975 each

Group of 6

EUR 975 each

Group of 7

EUR 975 each

Group of 8

EUR 975 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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