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!




Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not 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!

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    Price per person

    Group of 5
    945 EUR

    Group of 6
    945 EUR

    Group of 7
    945 EUR

    Group of 8
    945 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    • Day 1Buffère 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 2Chardonnet refuge

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

    • Day 3Raisin 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 4Queyrelin - 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 5Pic 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 6Vallon 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


    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
    Next datesInfo
    02/02/2020 to 07/02/2020
    09/02/2020 to 14/02/2020
    16/02/2020 to 21/02/2020
    23/02/2020 to 28/02/2020
    01/03/2020 to 06/03/2020
    08/03/2020 to 13/03/2020
    15/03/2020 to 20/03/2020
    22/03/2020 to 27/03/2020
    29/03/2020 to 03/04/2020

    Other details

    Meeting point

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


    Buffère refuge

    Chardonnet refuge

    Ricou refuge

    Rois Mages refuge (Italy)

    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.


    About the Guide


    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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    What People are Saying about Azimut Montagne


    We really enjoyed the trip. As well the group, the skiing as the guide. A good hotel with enough facilities and very guest friendly. Thank you for your service and organization
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    Sietske Hoving
    What an incredible experience. Everything went superbly , the guides, organization and the team did a spectacular job.
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    Jason Baynes
    I was disappointed. I was slower than the rest of the group reaching Tete Rousse, and the guide discouraged me from going to Gouter. I had a slight ankle sprain the day before which slowed my ascent. I recovered 95% the day after. My complaint: when I decided to go for a second guided attempt, at a slower pace, I received no help in securing a guide, or a reservation at Gouter. The online reservation showed fully booked both for Rousse and Gouter. But I know that there were lots of empty bunks at Rousse, and I suspect the same at Gouter. I received sympathy, but only as a formality. Initially I had sought a single dedicated guide, but I was encouraged to join a group. I did not get a choice.I should have known better, I knew my pace would be a bit slower, but I counted on your support and understanding. I got neither. I was on my own with no help.
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