"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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A three-day course 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 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 bag)

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 at the reserve gate where we will view the technical bases of progression when climbing (conversions, pace, balanced attitude...). The hike will allow you to enter the magnificent natural reserve of the highlands (magical and preserved place). The descent is an opportunity to give you the indications to be comfortable when skiing in any snow.

D2: Ski tour in the wild massif of the upper Diois to 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 allowing you to enter the Dévoluy Massif next to the Vercors Massif.
And for those who are interested, we will approach the conduct of a ride 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


  • 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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