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

Description

Ski touring around Vallée de la Clarée – Nevache in the Hautes Alps is popular among the locals, but not very well known to the others.

Here, just next to the Ecrins Natural Park, Briançon and Montgenèvre, we find a nice ski touring terrain with many options to choose based on the level of the group and the wishes of its members.

This ski touring 6-day program is ideal for skiers who are new to ski touring as well as slightly experienced skiers. However, you will need to be reasonably fit. We will be moving for several hours every day. Apart from that, we will spend a large portion of this time skinning uphill.

Regarding the technical level, you only need to be confident skiing any piste at a ski resort with good control. A little bit of experience in off-piste skiing is very helpful, though not strictly necessary. If you’ve never ski toured before and have new boots, make sure they fit well. You can test them by walking around (boots in walk-mode, buckles loosened) and skiing them in a ski resort.

During these 6 days in Vallée de la Clarée you will enjoy the best rest in the mountain huts of the area. They are really cozy! Besides that, the region is also known for its many hours of sunshine. The combination gives us the basis for some good and eventful days.

At the end of this description you will find the day-by-day of the program in Vallée de la Clarée – Nevache.

Next available departures from March 12 to 17, 2017

 

For any other information or booking process, please get in touch with me now. If you are planning to come to this area you cannot miss this ski touring experience. I will be glad to lead this awesome adventure in Vallée de la Clarée.

Itinerary

Day 1

STARTING POINT

We travel to the small village of Nevache and start our ascent to the cozy mountain hut Chalet de Buffere, which we be our home for the next few days. Once there, we’ll have a break and leave a bit of our stuff behind before going out to practice some skills such as searching for a buried avalanche victim and doing kick turns while skinning. If we have time we may go for a small ski tour as well.

Day 2

SKI TOURING DAY

Ski touring from the hut. There are many good options, including Créte de Baude, Tour of Créte de l´Echaillon and Lac Cristol, Col de Buffere, Shoulder of Pointe de Buffere and more. We’ll let the conditions and our energy levels decide. If the sun is out, we can relax with a coffee on the patio of the hut in the afternoon.

Day 3

MORE SKI TOURING

More ski touring from the hut. We’ll do one of the tours we didn’t do yesterday – or two, if we’re feeling energetic. Back at the hut, we can relax and take a nap before dinner or we can work on some skills such as map and compass, transceiver search or digging a snow profile.

Day 4

CHARDONNET HUT

Today we switch to a new hut, the Refuge du Chardonnet. There are several options for reaching the hut: Either we ski a nice forested run back down to the valley, before skinning further up the valley and then ascending to the hut. Another option is to stay high and traverse a couple of mountain passes. Once at the hut, we’ll do a short reconnaissance tour before returning for rest and dinner.

Day 5

LAST SKI TOURING DAY

Ski touring from the hut. Again, there are several options to choose from. Some examples are Col du Raisin, Col du Chardonnet, Pic Ombiere, Créte de la Casse Blanche.

Day 6

BACK TO NEVACHE

On our last day we’ll do one of the tours that we didn’t do yesterday, enjoying our last turns and mountain panoramas. From this last tour, we’ll descend all the way to the valley and then slide along the road back to Nevache.

Price per person

Group of 3789EUR
Group of 4789EUR
Group of 5789EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Extras

Meeting point

Nevache