Dome des Ecrins ski touring ascent

These 3-day ski touring to ascend the Dome des Ecrins will be hard to forget! Come discover the beauty of the area with a certified guide from the Azimut Montagne team.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified



    In the heart of the Ecrins massif, the Dome des Ecrins, right below the Barre des Ecrins, seems to have been made just for ski touring.

    Ascending the Dome des Ecrins ski touring is a beautiful adventure. Indeed, far from the villages and the lifts, we move in nature. We are in fact inside a National Park. Our reference and playground during these days will be the great Glacier Blanc.

    From the refuge we can see how the Barre des Ecrins changes colour while the sun sets.

    It’s a beautiful summit over 4000 m, with great slopes to enjoy skiing. And on the last day, we say goodbye with a very long descent!

    Do you find this ski touring ascent trip in the French Alps tempting? Then I invite you to contact me so we can start planning!

    Other ski touring ascents that I offer include Mont Blanc via the Goûter route, Gran Paradiso in Italy and Mt Damavand in Iran.

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    Price per person

    Group of 4
    525 EUR

    Group of 5
    525 EUR

    Group of 6
    525 EUR


    Price includes

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


    • Day 1Glacier Blanc refuge

      Meeting at the Oulx-Cesana or Briançon train station. Transfer to Ailefroide. Depending on the season, we leave either from Ailefroide (1550 m) or from Madame Carle (1800 m). Ascent to the Glacier Blanc refuge (2550 m).
      D +1000m

    • Day 2Pic de Neige Cordier

      Today we ascend ski touring the Pic de Neige Cordier (3730 m). It’s a quite long stage, but an incredible day with stunning views of the north face of Ecrins. Then a beautiful descent follows. Overnight at the Ecrins refuge (3170 m).
      D +1200/-700m

    • Day 3Dome des Ecrins

      Our objective is to ascend ski touring the Dome des Ecrins (4015 m). We will go up the north face of Ecrins. It’s a difficult but unforgettable stage. Descent to the valley and end of trip.
      D +950/-2200m


    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
    Next datesInfo
    02/04/2020 to 05/04/2020
    595€ per participant
    11/04/2020 to 13/04/2020
    595€ per participant
    17/04/2020 to 19/04/2020
    595€ per participant
    24/04/2020 to 26/04/2020
    595€ per participant
    01/05/2020 to 03/05/2020
    595€ per participant
    08/05/2020 to 10/05/2020
    595€ per participant
    15/05/2020 to 17/05/2020
    595€ per participant
    22/05/2020 to 24/05/2020
    595€ per participant

    Other details

    Meeting point

    At the Oulx or Briançon train station.


    Glacier Blanc refuge

    Ecrins refuge

    More info

    Group size: 4 to 6 people.

    Please note that the indicated price (€525) is for the trip starting on 04/07/2017. For the other dates, the price is €545.

    Lunch on day 3 is included.

    Level: you need to have very good experience in ski touring and ski in all snow. We will be in complex glacial terrains. Experience in mountaineering techniques.

    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, crampons, harness, ice axe, 40-45L 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) €90, boots €40, ski pack (skis, poles, skins, boots) €115, helmet €15, airbag €45, harness €18, crampons €18, ice axe €18, full pack 195€.


    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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    Herbert Navarro
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