• Trip duration
    6 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    8 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Description

Ubaye is a region definitely worth of a visit in the French Alps. Located between Mercantour, Queyras and Val Maïra, this site will provide the ground for great adventures!

It’s in fact a wild region, and the landscapes are breathtaking. The Chambeyron is the main massif, with beautiful rocks and large slopes. But the terrain is much more varied than that!

A unique stay far from the crowded ski resorts, but with a warm welcome and delicious food. Indeed, ski touring in Ubaye means loving adventures. You will often feel like you are one of the first people to explore this land. Besides, the region is quite sunny, making our days even more enjoyable.

I have already planned some trips that you will find below. But if you want, I can also organize the trip in a different date.

Next departures:
– 12/27/2016 to 01/01/2017
– 01/08/2017 to 01/13/2017
– 02/05/2017 to 02/10/2017
– 02/19/2017 to 02/24/2017
– 03/05/2017 to 03/10/2017
– 03/12/2017 to 03/17/2017
– 03/26/2017 to 03/31/2017
– 04/09/2017 to 04/14/2017

Do you want to discover everything that Ubaye has to offer? Then please contact me and let’s set a date!

I also offer many other ski touring trips, for example in Vanoise, in the Po Valley or the Queyras Valley.

Itinerary

Day 1

Parpaillon pass

Meeting at the train station and transfer to the Vars pass by minibus.
Ascent of the Parpaillon pass (2919 m), which we reach by the wild Crachet valley: first contact with Haute Ubaye.
Transfer to the Larche pass, where we’ll sleep today and tomorrow.
D +/-900m
Duration 3:30hs

Day 2

Tête de Fer

Today we go to the Tête de Fer (2883 m). It takes some effort, but the descent and the beauty of the site are certainly worth it. It’s one of the most beautiful hikes in the Haute Ubaye.
D +/-1240m
Duration 5:30hs

Day 3

Feuillas pass

From the Larche pass we go to the Feuillas pass (2800 m). We go up the beautiful and strange Orrennaye valley, between Tête Moïse, Tête de Vauclave and Mont Scaletta.
Transfer and overnight in Maljasset.
D +/-850m
Duration 4hs

Day 4

Couletta pass

Our objective is the Couletta pass (2752 m). Leaving from Fouillouse (1907 m), we are in the heart of the magnificent cirque du Brec de Chambeyron, with an original and varied descent.
Overnight at Maljasset.
D +/-850m
Duration 4hs

Day 5

Tour de l'Aiguille Pierre André

We leave for the Tour de l’Aiguille Pierre André (2850 m). It’s a marvellous ski touring day. Overnight at Maljasset.
D +/-950m
Duration 5hs

Day 6

Pointe Mary

The last destination is the beautiful Pointe Mary (3126 m). The way up there is very enjoyable, and the descent is truly unique.
Transfer to the train station and end of trip.
D +/-1160m
Duration 5:30hs

Price per person

Group of 5825EUR
Group of 6825EUR
Group of 7825EUR
Group of 8825EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Other details

Meeting point

At different possible train stations:
- Oulx-Cesana
- Briançon
- Montdauphin-Guillestre

Accommodation

- Large pass lodge
- Maljasset lodge

More info

Please note that the price varies depending on the dates:
- 12/27/2016 to 01/01/2017: €895
- 01/08/2017 to 01/13/2017: €825
- Other dates: €855

Group size: 5 to 8 people.

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.

Equipment: skis with ski touring fixations, knives, 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 90€.

Disclaimer

This is an example of ski touring in Ubaye. The weather and snow conditions, as well as the level of the participants, may make me modify the program or the order of the itinerary. Logistics may force me to change the accommodation.