Hut to hut guided ski tour around la Meije

A great 4-day ski tour around la Meije, leaving from la Grave, staying at the Selle, Promontoire and l'Aigle mountain huts, together with IFMGA-certified mountain guide from Oisans Cristophe.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The ski tour around la Meije is one of the most beautiful hut to hut backcountry skiing trips in the Alps. It has all the ingredients of ski alpinism: glacier terrain, steep slopes, large bowls and different orientations. It allows you to discover amazing glaciers with the mythic peak of la Meije as a backdrop.

    La Meije (3984m) is a legendary peak surrounded by a fantastic terrain for ski touring / backcountry skiing. The ski descents during the tour are spectacular and diverse and the mountain huts are located at high altitude. This tour has all the ingredients you need for 4 unforgettable ski touring days.

    Join me for 4 days of ski touring in the wilderness of Oisans, in the Ecrins mountain range, at the border with the Hautes-Alpes and Isère departments.

    I love guiding my friends and clients in this region, which I know very well. We will spend an awesome time together, far from the beaten tracks. We will be leaving from La Grave using the cable car and we will stay in the different refuges of the area: La Selle, Le Promontoire and L’Aigle. We will finish our adventure on the glacier of Tabuchet, one of the glaciers of the north face of La Meije.

    I usually organise this tour in April and/or May. Some dates are already fixed. Please get in touch with me if you want to know the available dates.

    If you want to join me, you must be a good skier on all types of snow and you need to have ski touring and mountaineering experience, since we will use ropes as well as crampons on the most difficult sections of the tour. You also need to be in good physical shape since we will ski up around 800 to 1200 meters a day.

    Please note I take max 3 people on each tour with me. If you are a larger group, we will be two guides in order to maximize your safety.

    This tour is suitable for all skiing levels, as it is possible to organise an easier ski tour around la Meije for beginners or intermediate ski level.

    We will meet at 8am at the train station of Briançon and then we will go for a first ski tour around Pic du Combeynot (based on the weather and snow conditions). We will review the basics of ski touring, mountaineering and do some safety exercises.

    Day 1
    Transfer to la Grave,  then go up with the lift of la Meije. We will ski to La Lauze Pass at 3510 m and then go down to La Selle mountain hut (2670 m).

    Day 2
    Replat Pass (3335 m) or Brèche du Rateau (3235m), then Promontoire mountain hut (3092m).

    Day 3
    Brèche de La Meije and Serret du Savon, night at the mountain hut (3450 m).

    Day 4
    Rimaye de la Meije Orientale (3891m) and ski down the Homme or Tabuchet glacier.

    So send me a request if you want to join me on this great ski tour around La Meije. You can set up your own group or join some group that have already booked this year.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    350 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     The price includes the following: guiding fee; collective equipment (possible loan of the Avalanche Transceiver kit, harness, helmet, pins). The price does not include: transportation; cable car; food; half-board shelters as well as those of the guide (about 200 € per person for 4 days).
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

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    How to get there:

    -By train: TGV from Paris to Turin, stop at Oulx (45min by car from Briançon)

    - By plane: Turin (1h30 by car from Briançon)

    I can arrange the transfer from the Oulx train station and the Turin airport.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I have followed the arts trail but I have also climbed hard and my passion for the mountain has always led my steps. I grew up in the south, country with generous limestone walls, before I moved to Ecrins. Familiar with the major routes and demanding walls, climbing instructor before being guide, I have to communicate how essential it became in my life…
    The mountain is for me and my friend guide Lionel, a sharing space where the difficulty is not the object, but it’s where we can offer the luxury and curiosity of the beautiful things, simple and useless…
    Come on, shall we make our bags?

     
     
     

     

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