Ski- & Roadtrip in the Ecrins - Parpaillon and Monte di Luna
|Week 03||12 January - 18 January 2020||
|Week 12||15 March - 21 March 2020||
. 5 days full guiding
. 6 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner, based on twin or triple rooms
. safetyequipement (transceiver-shovel-probe)
. organizational costs
. avalanche airbag
. transport to location
. lift tickets, between 20,- and 48, - euros per day
. lunches and drinks
. travel insurance
. minimum of 5 to a maximum of 6 participants per guide
Level C: You are stable on all kinds of slopes. When the slope is not too steep (<30 degrees) and the snow not too uneven, you can descend off-piste with confidence.
Level C: You have the ability to hike on terrain that is steeper than 25 degrees or have already used climbing skins or snowshoes.
Level C: You have enough condition to get through the whole week off-piste. In addition, you are also able to walk up for two hours in the snow.
Anyone who thinks that the world ends south of La Grave or Briançon is wrong. This trip is tailored for freeriders who want to have guaranteed first tracks on wild but not-too-technical itineraries. The small ski areas in the southern regions of Piemont, Queyras and Parpaillon are famous for their open larch tree forests, easy to ride and very safe, even with big snow conditions. Here you can make your own track all week, even if snow hasn’t fallen for days. And when a storm comes from Italy… woooosh, it gets even better!
If the famous “retour d’Est” (a fierce front coming from Italy with extreme snowfalls) will craps the village of Sestriere in Italy and Abries in the Queyras there is often more than 1 meter of fresh snow within 24 hours. Many of our guests have experienced it already, and this trip is getting more successful every year. We have in average three of these “retours d’Est” per winter. If the storm doesn’t come from the East, but rather from the South, then the peaks of Parpaillon with the secret place Crévoux and the Ecrins will be exposed, and we will go to hunt this fresh snow where it is, in north and west-facing resorts, perfectly designed for such a weather scenario.
Although we might walk up a little bit sometimes to access the greatest runs, descending is the main theme for this week. You will ski in open meadows, large natural bowls and amazing woods.
We will meet in Cesana Torinese, Italy, right behind the Fréjus tunnel, and will start the next day around Oulx and Sestriere. This medium-sized area offers beautiful slopes, perfect for a warm up. The next day, we will go skiing in Clavière and Montgenèvre, before driving to l’Argentière-la-Besssée for a good night’s sleep in the cottage La Pierre d’Oran. On Wednesday, we will ski in Crévoux or Puy-Saint-Vincent, depending on the snow conditions. On Thursday and Friday, we will ride in the wonderful area of La Grave, the latter being one of the best forest zones in the French Alps for sure. We will ski the classic and not to difficult valleys of la Meije and Chancel.
This trip is the perfect combination of powder, wilderness, safety and charm, and PowderGuides is the absolute expert here, as most of the team members live around in the neighborhood!
During SkiSublime we will stay in 3 different, cosy hotels with local food, and the number of days depends on the best place for snow at the time being. These places might change, as we want to have the maximum flexibility to adapt to the snow conditions. Of course, before your trip, you will receive an exhaustive email with the hotel details.