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Vanoise National Park Ski Touring, France

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): France  
Specialty Categories: Skiing & Snowboarding  
Season: March - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 780 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 780 Pound Sterling (GBP)

The Vanoise National Park is the Alps' largest park and probably one of the wildest and most beautiful. It was the first French National Park inaugurated - created in 1963 to safeguard the area from increasing tourism and development. Despite its proximity to some of the best known French resorts - Les Trois Vallées, Tignes, Val-d'Isère, Les Arcs, La Plagne, it nonetheless remains a wild and beautiful area. On the Italian side the park borders the Gran Paradiso National Park.

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.

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.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Skill: 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.

Stamina: 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.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- all guiding fees & expenses,
- 2 nights half-board hotel accommodation;
- 5 nights half-board accommodation in mountain huts.

Price Excludes:
- uplift costs
- transfers
- lunches
- beverages
- equipment hire
- personal insurance
- travel to/from Moutiers.

We exclude the cost for transfers and uplift because our use of these is dependent on weather and snow conditions. Based on previous trips the cost of uplift/transfers for this week will be less than €50 per person.

About This Supplier
Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2003

We are one of the UK's leading teams of mountain professionals specializing in guided mountain adventure. Our worldwide program includes in winter: off-piste skiing, hut-to-hut ski touring, ice-climbing and avalanche awareness; in summer: alpine mountaineering (Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, 4000m peaks) and multi-day...

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