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


I invite you to discover ski touring in the heart of the high valley of Maurienne and the Vanoise National Park. During this weekend trip, we will go to a protected and magnificent mountain environment. The idea is to learn while having a great time. Indeed, it will be an easy, relaxing and friendly weekend. Besides, we will sleep in a beautiful refuge in the middle of the mountain, connecting with the nature.

Of course, if you are a family or a group of friends and you want to choose a different date or make some changes, it’s possible!

Some of the highlights of this trip are the following:
– an easy ski touring trip designed for beginners
– a sunny massif
– advice from a mountain guide to improve your skills fast
– easy access by TGV

Do you find this trip in Vanoise interesting? Then please get in touch with me and let’s leave for a fun weekend!


Day 1

Aussois - Dent Parrachée refuge

We meet at the train station in Modane, then transfer to Aussois. We ski on the small Aussois station. I will evaluate your level and teach you safety techniques. We will do a short climb on skins. At the end of the day, we go down to the beautiful Dent Parrachée refuge, where we spend the night.

Day 2

Aussois pass

After breakfast we depart towards the Aussois pass. We descend and return to the refuge to get our stuff, then we go to Aussois. In the afternoon, transfer to Modane train station.
D +600/-600m.

Price per person

Group of 4375EUR
Group of 5275EUR
Group of 6275EUR
Group of 7275EUR
Group of 8275EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Other details

Meeting point

At train station in Modane.


Dent Parrachée refuge.

More info

Group size: 5 to 8 people.

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 2 days, a sleeping bag sheet, a picnic.

Calculate around 25€ 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.

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) €65, boots €30, ski pack (skis, poles, skins, boots) €80, helmet €15, airbag 20€.


This is an example of initiation weekend of ski touring in Vanoise. 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.

IMPORTANT: if you are joining a group, please be aware that I need a minimum of participants to guarantee the departure. You’ll be notified the latest 21 days before the starting date in case I need to cancel because of a lack of participants. Your money will then be transferred back.

This trip is organized by “AZIMUT” - Atout France IM005120010