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Your half-day 4h ski touring around Vars or Risoul

  • from 57 € per person
  • from 2 to 6 people
  • Ski touring equipment in option + 20 € per person

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Your day 6 ski touring around Vars or Risoul

  • from 65 € per person
  • from 2 to 6 people
  • Ski touring equipment in option + 20 € per person

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Your day 8h ski touring around Vars or Risoul

  • from 85 € per person
  • from 2 to 6 people
  • Ski touring equipment in option + 20 € per person

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Your ski touring holiday in the Hautes-Alpes

  • from 290 € per person
  • from 2 to 6 people
  • Optional ski touring equipment + 20 € per person and per day

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Ski touring in Vars or Risoul

Reach the summit and enjoy riding down the hill !

Introduction Half day trip :

Discover ski touring around Vars !

Easy hills around the Vars path are perfect for your first experience ski touring.

You’ll discover how to use the equipment and learn the technique to go up the hill and ride it down.

Price for 2 people out of winter holidays :

Introduction half day trip  : 190€ + 20€ per extra person

Touring Shoes and skis Pack : 19.20€ per person

Safety pack Included

Price for 2 people during winter holidays from 09/02/20 to 06/03/20 :

Introduction half day trip  : 205€ + 20€ per extra person

Touring Shoes and skis Pack : 19.20€ per person

Safety pack Included

From 4 to 6 people : 57€ per person 

Useful Information
-Touring Skis, shoes, climbing skins and ski crampons are needed.

– Safety Equipment (Avalanche transceiver, probe and Rescue shovel included)

– You need to take water and snacks with you.

– Get 20% discount on rentals at Planète Montagne Sport shop!

For non beginners :

6-hour outing :

Intended for people who have already practiced cross-country skiing, a 6-hour outing will allow you to continue improving your technique both during the ascent and the descent and to escape even further.

The plan is an altitude difference of between 700 and 900m, the discovery of the valleys surrounding the Col de Vars, therefore an opportunity to make a summit and fully enjoy the view from it !

 

Price for 2 people out of winter holidays  (safety pack included)) :

260€ + 23€ per extra person

Price for 2 people during winter holidays from 09/02/20 to 06/03/20  (safety pack included)) :

280€ + 23€ per extra person

Useful Information
-Touring Skis, shoes, climbing skins and ski crampons are needed.

– Safety Equipment (Avalanche transceiver, probe and Rescue shovel included)

– You need to take water and snacks with you.

– Get 20% discount on rentals at Planète Montagne Sport shop!

Day trips (Queyras, Haute Ubaye and more)

You already have a ski touring experience? Come with us and discover the beautiful routes Queyras or Haute Ubaye has to offer (depending on snow and weather conditions)

Prices for 1 or 2 people out of winter holidays (safety pack included)) :

350€ + 25€ per extra person

touring skis and shoes Pack : 28€

Prices for 1 or 2 people during winter holidays from 09/02/20 to 06/03/20 (safety pack included)) :

370€ + 25€ per extra person

touring skis and shoes Pack : 28€

From 3 to 6 people : 149€ per person all included (ski instructor + touring skis and shoes + sealskins + safety pack)
Useful Information
-Touring Skis, shoes, climbing skins and ski crampons are needed.

– Safety Equipment (Avalanche transceiver, probe and Rescue shovel included)

– You need to take water and snacks with you.

– Get 20% discount on rentals at Planète Montagne Sport shop!

Discover our Trips !

https://www.evolution2-vars.com/our-trips/

Ski Touring around Vars

Vars offers a variety of ski touring routes on both sides of the path.

From Beginners to advanced skiers you can choose the best option : half day or day trips around Vars and more in other valleys around!

Our ski instructors are registered at the “ANENA” (French National Association for Snow and Avalanches Study).

we also offer classes about Nivology (study of the snow pack) and Avalanche rescue techniques.

More info :

https://www.evolution2-vars.com/nivologie-et-avalanches/

https://www.evolution2-vars.com/formation-secours-avalanche-2/

http://www.anena.org/

Ski touring in the Hautes-Alpes (Vars and Risoul)


Ski touring HAUTES-ALPES

If you love the mountains and need fresh air and space then you are on the right track, or rather off-piste. Even though we often start on forest or animal tracks, it’s good for ski touring, so get on the slopes!

What is ski touring?

It is an excellent way to discover different massifs and valleys during snowy periods. The mountain is then more beautiful and wilder than ever. It is also the pleasure of skiing in a well-deserved descent in much quieter and preserved areas than what you are used to finding in the resort.

Introduction to ski touring

Ski touring requires a minimum technical level and knowledge, particularly in terms of equipment.  We can consider the first days more like a ski touring course. We are a ski school with experience in teaching all types of public. We teach you all this through our ski touring itineraries. We show you the equipment to start ski touring or splitboarding. For a gentle introduction to test your level, there is freeskiing or free hiking in the resort.

 

Technique in ski touring

We should rather talk about ski touring techniques because there are several that we have to use in different contexts, the crossing of a stream for example or when the slope gets a bit steeper. All these techniques are necessary knowledge for ski touring which will allow you to reach a level adequate to the most common situations.
Depending on the slopes and snow conditions, we will give you the necessary advice and technical examples.
The ascent often turns out to be more technical than you might think. The important thing is not to get too tired in order to reach the top in sufficient shape to enjoy the descent. There is also the bag to prepare for a ski touring excursion. The reading of the terrain and the different techniques are the basis for a ski touring trip.

Our instructors and guides know how to transmit and share this so that you can enjoy your half day, full day, weekend or week of ski touring to the maximum.
It may happen that we use certain ski lifts in the resorts in order to access interesting areas.

 

Our ski touring and splitboarding holidays

We offer a variety of ski touring holidays, both in terms of duration and the technical level of the itineraries. From introductory stays to long glacier raid itineraries lasting several days, you will find a great experience to share every day, whatever your level. Our stays are supervised by ski touring professionals, state-qualified ski instructors and high mountain guides. Our objectives are to help you discover the different massifs around Vars and Risoul, but not only. Safety is particularly important to us. For this reason our guides and ski instructors are trained very regularly.

During the initiations, we will be more attentive to the different techniques of ascent and descent. The handling of equipment specific to ski touring or split boarding will also be taught in order to accompany you towards technical autonomy.

Progress comes rather quickly day after day. The guide or the ski instructor can at any time decide to modify the programme or the itineraries according to the level of the group and the weather and snow conditions.

 

The level in ski touring

The minimum technical level to begin ski touring is to be able to ski off-piste in different snow conditions. The number of days of ski touring is a determining factor. Star or itinerant weekends are perfectly suited to begin ski touring, as well as longer but star breaks allowing you to rest for a day if you need it.  The initiations are more like a training course than a simple outing.
If you are already a skier with some experience of sealskin, if you wish to climb beautiful summits, to find the atmosphere of the refuges in winter or spring, it is rather on itinerant weekends or long stays, from five to six days which will be the most adapted.

Finally, if you have a fairly substantial experience and are thirsty for adventure, opt for a glacier raid or a more distant destination. We have different ski touring routes, more or less physical depending on the altitude difference per day.

 

Summit in ski touring

The minimum altitude for ski touring varies according to the snow cover. The peaks and slopes surrounding it are often a guarantee of snow quality, even if the wind or the sun have degraded the quality of the snow, it is generally possible for the guide to find an optimal trajectory for top gliding in ski touring. Climbing to a summit before or after a good night at the refuge are privileged moments in the life of mountain lovers and the pleasures of skiing.

Ski touring raids

We organise our raids and stays according to the areas suitable for ski touring where skiers of different levels can find what they are looking for. It is possible to cross the massifs, such as the Ubaye or Queyras, which are the high points of ski touring. What could be more pleasant than to go from valley to valley through peaks or passes depending on the area and conditions. Leaving a trace of ascent and a beautiful trace of descent in virgin snow are part of the unavoidable pleasures of ski touring.
Ski touring departures are usually in the forest before reaching the alpine pastures where the landscape opens up and becomes grandiose at the level of the crests or summits.

The group of skiers is a key element of safety in ski touring.

Groups are limited to a maximum of six skiers plus a guide or instructor. Skiing safely is of course the most important thing, that’s why we limit the size of groups. One of the advantages of going to several skiers over several days is the often sincere bonds we create between people. On a single day we have less time to develop complicity.

Accommodation for ski touring holidays

At nightfall, the refuges offer warmth, calm and rest to groups of skiers, all in a simple and true atmosphere, here, no false pretences. What about the sunrise on the surrounding massifs, slopes and peaks. On the starred itineraries, the gîtes, inns or partner hotels are often less rustic and very pleasant, run by people from the valley who also share the love of skiing.