La Grave and Serre Chevalier 6-day ski touring initiation

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.




Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    895 EUR

    Group of 2
    895 EUR

    Group of 3
    895 EUR

    Group of 4
    895 EUR

    Group of 5
    895 EUR

    Group of 6
    895 EUR

    Group of 7
    895 EUR

    Group of 8
    895 EUR


    Price includes

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


    • Day 1Claviere or Mongenèvre

      Meeting at the train station in Oulx or Briançon. 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 2Le 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 3Pont 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 4La 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 5Casset 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 6Termier - 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.


    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
    Next datesInfo
    09/02/2020 to 14/02/2020
    895€ per person.
    16/02/2020 to 21/02/2020
    895€ per person.
    23/02/2020 to 28/02/2020
    895€ per person.
    01/03/2020 to 06/03/2020
    895€ per person.
    08/03/2020 to 13/03/2020
    895€ per person.
    15/03/2020 to 20/03/2020
    895€ per person.
    22/03/2020 to 27/03/2020
    895€ per person.
    05/04/2020 to 10/04/2020
    895€ per person.
    12/04/2020 to 17/04/2020
    895€ per person.
    19/04/2020 to 24/04/2020
    795€ per person.

    Other details

    Meeting point

    At the train station in Oulx or Briançon.


    Half board in lodge (towels not included).

    It's possible to sleep in a hotel room in the same building if there is availability, with an extra charge (140€ single room, 120€ double room).

    Calculate around 70€ for the lifts, which are not included in the price.

    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.

    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€.


    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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