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Tour de l’Oisans, 3-day Ski tour on La Meije in the Écrins, France

Join IFMGA-certified guide Pierre on this ski tour de l'Oisans, skiing on the best spots in La Meije, in the Écrins massif in southern France.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Go on a unique ski mountaineering trip in the Écrins massif

  • Enjoy great ski tours in La Meije, staying in mountain huts

  • Discover the best runs along an experienced local guide

Description

Join us on the Tour de l’Oisans, an authentic must ski mountaineering experience on La Meije, in the Écrins Massif. For 3 days we will be having fun, skiing on challenging slopes, surrounded by impressive alpine landscapes.

We will take you on incredible ski tours to our secret spots in the Écrins. You will be carrying a light backpack and we will be staying at mountain huts for the night.  We will sleep in two mythical refuges of the Écrins: the Promontoire Refuge (3082m) and the Refuge de l’Aigle (3450m).

Our deep knowledge of the massif ensures you will enjoy a unique and demanding ski touring adventure! Please note this trip is only suitable for people with previous ski touring experience. You also need previous experience on high-mountain glacial terrain and on the use of crampons.

We will meet at the Bourg d’Oisans bus station, and from St Christophe and La Berarde, we will ascend to the Selle Hut. Next day we will cross the Col du Replat and climb the Glacier de la Selle, descending by the Gandolière glacier to the Châtelleret Refuge. Finally on the third day we will return to la Bérarde through the Brèche de la Meije. Check the detailed itinerary below!

Ski touring is one of the best ways to enjoy the solitude and peace of the impressive Écrins, while skiing through the most beautiful valleys and slopes of this area.

So if you want to join us on this great 3-day ski tour, just book your place and get ready for amazing skiing in La Meije.

Accommodation

2 nights in mountain huts, half-board regime

Disclaimer

The program is for illustrative purposes only, the guide reserves the right to modify it according to the ica and snow conditions, weather and the level of the participants.

More info

Equipment: Light crampons, harness, 40 liter bag, ski touring equipment, warm clothing.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Bourg d'Oisans - Selle Hut

We will meet at 10:00 am at the Bourg d’Oisans bus station. Transfer to St Christophe d’Oisans. Ascent to the Selle hut through the Vallon du Diable. Elevation gain: 1000 m. Night at the Selle Refuge.

Day 2: Col du Replat - Châtelleret hut

Crossing the Col du Replat (3335 m). Climb to the pass by the Glacier de la Selle. Descent to the Châtelleret hut (2232 m) by the glacier of Gandolière.
Night at the Refuge du Châtelleret. Elevation gain: 750 m+ /1100 m-

Day 3: Brèche de la Meije

From the Brèche de la Meije (3357 m) we return
to the village of La Bérarde (1713 m), passing by the refuge, through the valley of Etançons. Transfer to Bourg d’Oisans bus station at the end of the afternoon.
Elevation gain: 900m+ / 1500-


About the guide

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Former ski resort manager, my passion for mountain wilderness has led me to become a Guide 20 years ago. Since then, I have had the same pleasure guiding to iconic summits. As La Bérarde Guides' office President, Les Ecrins are among my favorite destinations for skiing, climbing and moutaineering all year around.

I will enjoy very much guiding you in a matter of discovery, pedagogy and security on the highest summits in the Alpes. Look forward to meeting you !


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 757 each

Group of 2

EUR 757 each

Group of 3

EUR 757 each

Group of 4

EUR 757 each

Group of 5

EUR 757 each

Group of 6

EUR 757 each

Group of 7

EUR 757 each

Group of 8

EUR 757 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• The price includes: Full board (picnics for three days, nights in dormitories, evening meals and breakfast) and groceries - Supervision by a mountain guide-Security equipment (ARVA, shovel, probe) // The price does not include: Transportation to the meeting point, drinks, personal insurance.


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