In the great outdoors, far from the crowds and without ski lifts... ski touring is many a skier’s dream. Let your own leg-power take you up the slope. The reward is well worth the effort.
Before you leave, always check the weather forecast and the snow report (details of the day’s avalanche risk and accessible itineraries). Remember to take with you an AVD (avalanche victim detector), a shovel and a probe. For a tranquil descent, it is important to be a competent skier. If you encounter any problems, call 112 or +33 (0)4 79 00 01 80.
If you have never tried ski touring or are keen to discover new routes, your best option is to call upon a mountain professional who knows the area and will be able to guide you safely to some beautiful spots. The following instructors and guides propose this type of excursion:
- ESF: +33(0)4 79 00 61 43
- Mountain guides bureau: +33(0)6 35 76 81 45
- Ski Oxygène: +33(0)4 79 24 31 52
- Prosneige: +33(0)4 79 04 18 35
If you wish to rent your equipment at the resort, remember to book as far ahead as possible, as demand is sometimes greater than availability.