Six days of intensive and highly rewarding ski-mountaineering crammed with big ascents and out-there descents plus at least one night in one of the most stunning huts in the Alps! This tour is the jewel in the crown of the Vanoise area and is ideal for experienced ski tourers & mountaineers looking for a challenging yet highly rewarding week.
The advanced level ski tours are challenging tours and only suitable for those who have previously completed at least 1 multi-day ski tour. Advanced off-piste skiing ability in all conditions is essential.
Most of our progression-level & advanced-level off-piste weeks and intermediate ski tours are of this level of strenuousness. You must be able to cope with continuous, long days out on the hill. On a ski touring week you need to fit enough to cope with up to 3-4 hours of mountain walking or ski-touring up-hill carrying a backpack with all you need for a week staying in mountain huts.
Day 1: Arrive and meet up in Moutiers. Stay overnight in a hotel in the town.
Day 2: Use lift system and skins to ascend before a superb descent of the Gebroulaz glacier and on to the stunning Refuge Roc de la Peche.
Day 3: Big climb onto the Glacier du Vanoise (a mini ice-cap), cross this and descend to the Refuge Dent Parrache
Day 4: Climb back up onto the "ice-cap" and traverse to the Col de la Vanoise refuge
Day 5: Ski ascent and descent (ideally from the summit) of the Grande Casse, the highest peak in the region. Stay a second night in the Col de la Vanoise refuge.
Day 6: Move on to the Refuge de la Femma in the center of the Park.
Day 7: Ascents of either the Pointe de La Sana or Mean Martin finishing up in Val d'Isere and returning by road to Moutiers.
Day 8: Depart after breakfast.
We will make every endeavour to carry out the above itinerary but alternations may have to be made depending on the weather and snow conditions.
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