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Eypiol in Queyras, 1-day guided ski tour

Be amazed by this one-day ski tour to Eypiol, one of the several backcountry skiing itineraries of the Queyras Valley. Damien, a local aspirant guide, lets you experience wilderness and powder snow in an area he likes very much.

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Alps

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec


Description

This one-day ski tour to Eypiol that I'm proposing you here, is dedicated for beginners who wish to live a wild winter outdoor experience in the Queyras Valley.

Eypiol is a mountainous dom of 2550 meters high. It is accessible for less experienced / fit skiers because there is only 800 meters of positive gain to reach the summit.

I like very much guiding to Eypiol because…

  • It is located in a remote area of the Queyras Valley with magnificent and authentic views;

  • The snow is very well preserved due to the fact that 80% of the itinerary takes place in the forest. We very often go there when the weather in the region is bad because the visibility is always fine;

  • The risk of avalanche is always lower than in other parts of the valley.

Coming here for one day is very suitable for skiers spending one week in one of the resorts of the region such as Ceillac, Abriès, Saint-Véran, ArvieuxVars, Risoul, Aiguilles… It gives you the possibility to experience in a very short period, off the beaten tracks skiing, real silence and nature!

Skiing to Eypiol is one of the many different possibilities there are for having a great ski touring day in the Hautes-Alpes. I'm organizing many other programs from one to several days, for beginners as well as for fit and experienced backcountry skiers. If you are fancy a more challenging day, I recommend you skiing to Mait d'Amunt, one of my favorite ski tours in Queyras.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested about this winter adventure, or any other. It will be a great pleasure for me to let you discover this part of the Queyras Valley and allow you to live an unique skiing experience.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 350 Each

Group of 2

EUR 175 Each

Group of 3

EUR 117 Each

Group of 4

EUR 88 Each

Group of 5

EUR 80 Each

Group of 6

EUR 67 Each

Group of 7

EUR 65 Each

Group of 8

EUR 56 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Details

More info

Based on the number of participants, I can provide you with part of the safety equipment. If you need to rent anything, I recommend you to stop in one of the rental shops of Guillestre. I can of course help you with that.

Meeting point

Guillestre can be a good meeting spot. We can also meet in Roux d'Abriès, the starting point of our itinerary.

About the guide

I'm a fully certified IFMGA mountain guide from Les Hautes Alpes. I'm based very close to the National Park of Queyras.
I was born in a farm in Haute Savoie. I grew up with cows and when I was 1 1/2 years old, I climbed my first mountain...Nooo, I'm just kidding !
I come from Paris and I actually started sailing before mountaineering. I studied in a business school and I realized few years later that actually, my passion was not to sit behind a computer all day but to guide friends and clients in the mountains.
I now live in Les Hautes Alpes and I'll be happy to bring you up there and let you live an unique time. So please contact me and let's start planning a mountain trip you would like to do, during the winter or the summer, for 1/2 or several days !

Languages

French | English

Residence

Saint Crespin, Les Hautes Alpes


What people are saying about Damien Fontaine

Sloane Roeser

5.00

January, 2018

Damien was super helpful in giving us info on the area, and a great guide for ice climbing! He kept it really fun and just challenging enough so that we all had an amazing experience! The guided ice climbing was so much fun! Such a beautiful and rare opportunity. I would highly recommend it!

Valerie

5.00

March, 2017

Mon fils Maxime est revenu enchanté de sa journée hors-pistes avec Damien : « Trop Cooooool » furent ses premiers mots en rentrant au chalet J ! Cette journée fut une totale découverte pour lui, puisqu’il n’avait jamais expérimenté le vrai hors-piste. Très belle expérience pour lui, et malgré la fatigue au retour, il en redemandera, c’est certain. Merci à Damien pour cette journée que Maxime n’est pas prêt d’oublier !

Affi

5.00

March, 2017

Journée de ski rando au top dans le Vallon et Col du Crachet...une découverte pour moi...mais quelle expérience positive...? ...me voilà "addict"...merci Damien ? ...

Laurent

5.00

March, 2017

Petite journée de ski rando dans le vallon du Crachet, puis Col du Crachet (col de Vars). Temps magnifique, 20cm de poudreuse tombée la veille. Bref des conditions idéales. Damien s’est parfaitement adapté au groupe (certains ayant déjà fait des raids à ski, d’autres étant débutants). Une montée à allure modérée mais constante. Tout au long de la progression, Damien nous parle des sommets avoisinants, des vallées adjacentes,... Des tours & autres raids possibles dans des endroits plus sauvages, moins fréquentés, ... Je suis maintenant incollable sur la Barre de la Pisse ou des sommets de l’Eyssina, qui avoisinent tous les 3000m d’altitude. Nous avons aussi fait des exercices pour détecter des victimes en cas d’avalanche. Des petits rappels toujours très utiles... Damien est vraiment quelqu’un d’ouvert, gentil et toujours à l’écoute des membres du groupe. Je n’hésiterai pas à refaire appel à ses services !

Pascal

5.00

March, 2017

Nous avons passé une très belle journée avec Damien, il faut dire que la météo de la veille et du jour nous ont bien aidés. Le choix du lieu de la rando était excellent et même si la forme physique du groupe n’a pas permis d’aller très loin, j’en ai bien profité. Damien est aussi un excellent pédagogue qui m’a encore appris pas mal de chose malgré de longues années de pratique. Bref à l’année prochaine, pour quelques couloirs, je l’espère ! Bien à vous, Pascal




 

 

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