Haute Route des Ecrins ski touring traverse

Join one of the certified mountain guides in the Azimut Montagne team for this amazing 6-day Haute Route traverse in the Alps.




Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip



  • Extraordinary ski touring and outstanding landscapes.

  • Arranged transfers and comfortable movement on the mountain.


This 6-day ski touring traverse in the Haute Route des Ecrins is a true altitude cruise. Join me on this beautiful trip between the Earth and the sky.

It will be a trip from hut to hut in the heart of the stunning Ecrins massif. Indeed, this is the type of trip that I love planning and sharing.

This ski touring traverse is rather technical. Besides, the beauty of the itineraries between La Meije and Dome des Ecrins can rarely be found elsewhere. Passes, summits and long descents will be in the program during our immersion in the massif.

And the ascent of Dome des Ecrins is the cherry on top of this unforgettable ski tour.

I hold this massif in my heart, and I would love sharing the experience with you. Breathtaking landscapes are waiting for us!

Do you find this ski touring traverse tempting? Then I invite you to send me a request. Book your trip and let’s start planning this great trip.

Another ski touring traverse that I love is this one in the Dolomites, check it out!

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Price per person

Group of 1
1295 EUR

Group of 2
1295 EUR

Group of 3
1295 EUR

Group of 4
1295 EUR

Group of 5
1295 EUR

Group of 6
1295 EUR

Group of 7
1295 EUR

Group of 8
1295 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Lifts tickets
  • Transport during the trip
  • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Not included: transportation to the meeting point, rental equipment, drinks, personal expenses, personal insurance, everything not mentioned. 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 €65, ski pack (skis, poles, skins, boots) €195, helmet €20, harness €30, crampons €30, ice axe €30, full pack 270€.


  • Day 1Ruillans pass - Lauze pass

    Meeting at the Briançon or Oulx train station. Transfer to La Grave. Warming up day. With the cablecar we reach the Ruillans pass (3200 m), then a short way with seal skins to the Lauze pass (3512 m) and descent to the De la Selle refuge (2673 m).
    D +310/-873m

  • Day 2Selle glacier - Replat pass

    Ascent by the Selle glacier and the Replat pass (3335 m) to the Châtellerêt refuge (2232 m).
    D +660/-1100m

  • Day 3Grande Ruine glacier - Casse pass

    Leaving for the Grande Ruine glacier and the Casse pass. We reach the Adèle Planchard refuge (3450 m).
    D +1250/-300m

  • Day 4Grande Ruine

    Our objective today is the Grande Ruine (3765 m), and then follows a long and beautiful descent to the Alpe refuge (2077 m).
    D +600/-1700m

  • Day 5Platte des Agneaux glacier - Emile Pic pass

    Today we go to the Platte des Agneaux glacier and the Emile Pic pass. Then we reach the Ecrins refuge (3170 m).
    D +1400/-400m

  • Day 6Dome des Ecrins

    Today we go to the north face of the Ecrins and ascend the Dome des Ecrins (4015 m), with a very long descent to Ailefroide.
    D +850/-2200m


Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
11/04/2020 to 16/04/2020
€ 1295 per person
19/04/2020 to 24/04/2020
€ 1295 per person
26/04/2020 to 01/05/2020
€ 1295 per person
03/05/2020 to 08/05/2020
€ 1295 per person

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

At the Oulx or Briançon train station.


De la Selle refuge

Châtellerêt refuge

Adèle Planchard refuge

Alpe refuge

Ecrins refuge

More info

Group size: 3 to 5 people.

Cable car ascent on day 1 is included.

Level: you need to have very good experience in ski touring and ski in all snow. Skiing on complex glacial terrains. Mountaineering experience (crampons, ice axe).

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.


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.




What People are Saying about Azimut Montagne


My trip was cancelled one week before the departure😡🤬
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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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