First steps to ski touring course (Vercors, Dévoluy)

Duration : 3 days

France, Northern Alps, Southern Alps

Level : at ease on red slope

from 350 € / p. from 1 to 8 persons

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This three-day course is designed for all those who want to start ski touring or to review the technical basics.

You will live three beautiful days devoted to give you the keys to discover with confidence the ski touring activity in sites preserved of the crowds.

I will be there to take stock of the climbing techniques (conversions), the keys for the descent in any snow, the rhythm and balances in ski touring, the use of the transceiver, the basics in cartography.


  • Know how to ski while being comfortable on a red slope.
  • Have a good physical condition (able to walk 3 to 4 hours in the mountains, hiking with a backpack).

The course takes place in the South Vercors and you will discover the natural reserve of the highlands but also the Dévoluy massif nearby.

In summary: an experienced teacher trainer guide, a top-class hospitality and a group life to share and move forward together.


Welcome the night before at the Arc en ciel cottage in Marignac-en-Diois.

D1: Ski tour in the Vercors massif.
You will learn or review the technical bases of progression when climbing (conversions, pace, balanced attitude...). The hike will allow you to enter the magnificent natural reserve of the Vercors highlands (magical and preserved place). The descent is an opportunity for me to give you the indications to be comfortable when skiing in any kind of snow.

D2: Ski tour in the wild massif of the upper Diois.
You will experience the conduct of the track and perfect your balance. You will have a long training time on the use of transceiver.

D3: Ski tour in the Dévoluy massif.
For those who are interested, we will approach the conduct of an outing by exchanging on the nivology and cartographic forecasts.
Back to the cottage at 5pm.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Half board accomodation.
  • Equipment: ski, shoes, skins, shovel, probe and transceiver.

The price does not include

  • Drinks.
  • Lunches.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • In the beautiful Arc en ciel cottage, with neat and local cuisine.
  • Comfortable room and shared living space.
Next departures :

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

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