Ski mountaineering across the Écrins massif

Duration : 4 days

France, Northern Alps, Southern Alps

Level : average

from 330 € / p. from 1 to 4 persons

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During this 4-day ski touring raid, you will cross the Écrins massif, from the village of La Grave those of Ailefroide. The wild atmosphere and the spectacular landscapes will leave you with unforgettable memories!

I propose you here an alpine crossing, which requires the use of crampons, rope and sometimes ice axe.

It is suitable for people who have already practiced ski touring and have a good level of skiing in any kind of snow.


D1: Girose and Lauze Passes.
We meet in La Grave, where we will take the cable car to reach the Girose glacier. We will climb the pass of the Girose to assess the technical level of each, then we will join the Lauze pass, to enjoy a long and beautiful downhill to the hut of Selle, where we will spend the night.

D2: Replat pass crossing.
Ascent of the Replat pass in the early morning. A short abseiling descent will make us switch in the Étançons valley, and we will ski down to the mythical village of La Bérarde where we will sleep in the Alpine French Club refuge.

D3: Temple Écrins refuge.
We will go up the vallon de la Pilatte, but quickly we will take the direction of the hut of Temple Ecrins, where we will spend the night.
If you still have energy we can go to the avalanche pass, just under the Dôme des Écrins (4015m).

D4: Temple pass and descent to Ailefroide.
Climb to the Temple pass
, beautiful and wild, to switch to the black glacier. An austere and serious glacier, which will propose to ski under the great north mythical faces of the Écrins.
The arrival will be at the Pré de Madame Carle or Ailefroide depending on the snow.
Return to La Grave by taxi.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Loan of technical and safety equipment (transceiver, showel, probe, crampons, harness, ice axe...).

The price does not include

  • Half board accomodation in the huts.
  • Skipass.
  • Missing equipment rental.
  • Taxi to come back to La Grave.
  • Snacks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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