EXPERIENCE Ski touring

'Freetouring' in Chazelet

An introduction to ski touring from the ski lifts of Chazelet

This one-day course is the ideal opportunity to get familiar with the practice of ski touring. From La Grave, we will head to the small family-friendly ski resort of Chazelet (1740m / 5,708ft), where we enjoy the spectacular view of la Meije and the massif. Ski lifts are located on both sides of the valley behind the village of Chazelet, allowing us to do several descents. 'Freetouring' involves using both ski lifts and skins, with short easy hikes on skis. We will go over the basic techniques of ski touring: how to use properly your equipment (such as putting your skins on your skis, using your ski crampons, positioning heel risers and more). We will also practice how to make a skin track and do kick turns. The slopes are east and west facing, allowing us to make the most of the snow quality according to the time of the day and the weather conditions. We will enjoy fun easy descents through untracked snow on gentle wide open slopes.

HOW DIFFICULT WILL THE TRIP BE?

Beginner

You are able to descend a red piste in a ski area and you sometimes ski on the non-groomed edges of the piste. While climbing, you are able to walk between 3 to 4 hours with around 800m of gain.


WHAT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS DO I NEED?

Beginner

You are able to walk 2 to 4 hours with a light day backpack.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON EACH DAY?

Day 1

That day, your meeting time is at 8:45am at the guide office.

You'll meet your guide and he will lend you the security gear (tranceiver, shovel, probe)

Don't forget your back pack (30L)

Your outing will be from 9am to 4pm.

The program of the day depends on the snow conditions, weather forecast, your level, and your desires.

You can eat lunch a restaurant on the ski slopes or can have a picnic (you will also pay the lunch for the guide).

98.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 8

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Price per person for a collective outing

370.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 4

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Group of 1 to 4 people for a private outing

405.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 6

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Group of 5 to 6 people for a private outing

434.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 8

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Group of 7 to 8 people for a private outing

INCLUDED

Outing with a certified mountain guide or instructor

Professional Civil Liability Insurance

Transceiver, shovel, probe, harness

NOT INCLUDED

Personal Accident Insurance

Appropriate clothing for your activity (long-johns, fleece/softshell jacket, down jacket, gore-tex jacket, ski pants, ski socks, warm hat, warm gloves, thin gloves)

Ski goggles, sunglasses, sunscreen

Water Bottle or thermos, food and snacks

Ski touring skis, skins, ski crampons, ski touring boots, poles

helmet

Avalanche airbag backpack

backpack that can fit your shovel and probe INSIDE the pack (around 35L)

Small first aid kit for your personal needs and that contains material in case of blisters

Picnic for during the day

Meal costs for clients and guide

Lift Pass

Chazelet village
Chazelet eglise
Chazelet 2
Chazelet

Contact Us

Address

Rn 1091 place du téléphérique,
05320 la grave France

Phone Number

+33 476 799 021