Wild snowshoeing weekend at Dormillouse, in the heart of Écrins

Duration : 2 days

France, Southern Alps

Level : intermediate

from 210 € / p. from 1 to 8 persons

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Go on a wild and easy snowshoeing weekend around the only inhabited hamlet in the heart of the Écrins National Park: Dormillouse.

On the program: large wilderness, a dream snow and one night in the old school of the hamlet converted into a cottage.

In short, a perfect weekend for nature lovers!


D1: Climb to Dormillouse.
After a short transfer from the Argentière-la-Bessée station we will reach the bottom of the  Freissinières Valley to quietly climb to the hamlet of Dormillouse, the only hamlet still inhabited in the heart of the Écrins National Park. The atmosphere here is great, at the foot of the big cliffs that close the valley. It becomes luminous once in Dormillouse on its sun-drenched plateau.
Night at the lodging of the School.
Positive elevation: 300m, negative elevation: 0m.

D2: Snowshoes hike in the valley of Chichin.
Above Dormillouse lies a long, wild, hanging valley: the Chichin valley. You will go up to enjoy its extraordinary atmosphere and maybe see some fauna which is not rare in this preserved place of the Écrins massif. Fun downhill then return to the car to reach the station in the late afternoon.
E+: 200m, E-: 500m.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Meals and overnight stay of the guide.
  • Lodging and reservation in lodging, in full board (picnic for lunch).
  • Equipment: snowshoes and hiking poles.

The price does not include

  • Snacks.
  • Personal expenses: drinks, aperitif...
  • Liability, repatriation and cancellation insurance.
  • Transport to the meeting point and return from the place of separation.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • "Gîte de l’École" in Dormillouse: accommodation in a comfortable cottage in a mountain hamlet accessible only on foot. Room for 4 to 6 people, duvets provided, home cooking and local products, picnic for lunch.
Next departures :

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

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