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La Grave and Serre Chevalier 6-day ski touring initiation

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A great ski touring initiation programme in the best spots in and around La Grave and Serre Chevalier, with a certified guide from the Azimut Montagne team. Learn the skills you need and go ski touring in one of the most beautiful locations in the Alps.


6 Days

Jan - Apr, Dec




This is a great ski touring initiation trip at La Meije backcountry. In fact, the beauty of the Ecrins is the ideal environment to learn. Join me on this trip in La Grave! We will enjoy 6 wonderful days ski touring in the Lautaret area and in other fantastic spots nearby.

You will discover spectacular slopes and grandiose belvederes. Ski touring is indeed the best way to appreciate the mountain in winter. Besides, under a relaxed ambiance, in a cozy accommodation, you will make the best of this first approach to ski touring.

The highlights of this trip are the following:
– A first warming up day in Montgenève, a Franco-Italian resort
– A program designed for beginners
– A very sunny location, even during winter
– My guidance, to help you improve your skills
– Possibility to choose a single room (with an extra charge)
– Easy access with TGV

Are you interested in this ski touring initiation in La Grave? Then send me a request and let’s set a date! In fact, I have many available dates already, but if you are a group and you want to choose a new date or adapt the program, it is also possible!


Day 1: Claviere or Mongenèvre

Meeting at the train station in Oulx or Briançon. Please be wearing your ski outfit upon arrival. Transfer by minibus to Claviere (Italy) or Montgenèvre resorts. We will ski in the resort and off-piste. I will evaluate your level and teach you safety techniques. We make a first small ascent on skins. It’s an easy-going day. Later on, transfer to Villar d’Arêne and La Grave.

Day 2: Le Signal de La Grave

We go to Le Signal de La Grave (2446 m) from Ventelon. Incredible panorame of the north face of La Meije, its beautiful glaciers and the freeride resort in La Grave.
D +/-850m.

Day 3: Pont de l'Alpe - Aiguillette du Lauzet

Short transfer to the Pont de l’Alpe on the other side of the Lautaret pass. Ski touring around the Aiguillette du Lauzet. If you want we can enjoy the Bains du Monêtier nearby at the end of the ski day.
D +/-800m.

Day 4: La Grave

Depart for the famous cablecar in La Grave. Off piste ski day and discovery of glacier skiing depending on the conditions. La Grave is renowned worldwide as a great freeride spot. We will do the classic itineraries.
If the cablecar is closed (before Christmas for example) we will go to another resort.

Day 5: Casset glacier - Davin couloir - Arsine pass

We go to the beautiful Casset village, at the foot of the Casset glacier. We ascend in a regular slope through the forest towards the Casset glacier and the mythical Davin couloir. Leaving the forest, the scenery is breathtaking: peaks and glaciers surround us. We reach the Arsine pass (2340 m) surrounded by a mountain cirque that reminds of the Himalayas. A great descent follows.
D +/-800m.

Day 6: Termier - Tête de Colombe

Short transfer to ski at the foot of the Termier towers (3078 m) and the Tête de Colombe (3022 m). Incredible views of the Grand Galibier.
D +/-900m.



More info

Group size: 5 to 8 people.

The price varies between 795€ and 865€ depending on the dates, please contact me for more details.

Level: for people that never practiced ski touring but with a red/black piste level in alpine ski. I will teach you techniques for ski touring, safety and use of safety equipment. To carry: a light bag with what you need for the day and a picnic.

Equipment: skis with ski touring fixations, seal skins, poles, ski boots, 35L 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 €65, ski pack (skis, poles, skins, boots) €195, helmet €20, airbag 60€.

Meeting point

Briançon in front of the Train Station at 8:30 a.m.

Equipment you will need to bring

You can choose to rent equipment when booking your trip, or lateron by clicking on “my account”. If any of the equipment that you’ve chosen is out of stock you’ll be notified and reimbursed. a 1 litre flask (Thermos or Camelback) a pocket knife duck tape factor 50 sun cream a duffle bag holding up to 90 litres to leave at the hotel or in a vehicle. No suitcases.


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