Ski Touring Adventures
Discover daily ski tours or multiple days touring with a hut-to-hut stay in a stunning high mountain environment of La Grave – La Meije. It all starts on the northern boundary of the largest National Parc in France. For you who wish to experience the freedom, escape the masses and explore a new different world. Skiers Lodge with the surrounding area is an ideal mountain base for ski touring. Some of the classic alpine tours can be accessed just or within a simple one hour hike up into the most spectacular terrain.
Ski touring can be enjoyed at many levels but as soon you move above alpine elevation, it is essential that you appreciate the severity of the environment. Whether your motivation is to do back-country skiing or ski mountaineering in more exposed terrain, the possibilities are endless for tours in the National Park `Le Parc des Ecrins´. The high altitude glaciers ensure good snow conditions all year round. April and May can offer exceptional days and powder falls are not as rare as you might imagine. Good spring snow can invariably be found down to the valley floor. We suggest that unless you are a local experienced winter mountaineer skills, you employ the services of a qualified high mountain guide.
Around mid-March is the period for multiple hut-to-hut ski touring, when the huts are open with guardians. Staying in a mountain hut significantly reduces the amount of gear you need to carry and there’s nothing after a long day of touring knowing that a home-cooked meal is waiting for you and that you’ll be sleeping with a roof over your head.
This period is also when our clients and guides get into touring mode! We, Skiers Lodge, offer Bed&Breakfast and certain evenings Barbecue on the terrace. We offer storage for your extra travel luggage and gear during your touring days spending nights in the huts. Your guide will organize the reservation in a mountain hut and sort out local transportation. Mountain huts can only accommodate a limited number of people. Advance booking is highly recommended. The best magic number is if you are a group of 4 to the guide and gives time to initial plan A for the route and huts. If conditions are not ideal, go for plan B. Each day all guides will attend a morning safety briefing and will provide full support in planning, safety and coordinating to ensure all have a successful day.
We only give quotes per day of the total cost with or without accommodation B&B for ski touring packages from the Skiers Lodge / Guideservice.
Facts Ski Touring
We offer ski touring packages from the date of 14th of March until 26th of April 2020. Quotes are given per day for private or public groups and accommodation. The best magic number is if you are a group of 4 to the guide for the touring route and huts. If you are traveling alone and can not organize a group we will put you up on a list. The guide fee per day is 450€.
TOUR GUIDE: 2020 (On request by email)
Public Group: Per Person Per Day: (1 guide to 4 persons): 112,5€ Per Person Per Day
Season dates - Price Includes - Terms & Conditions
2020.03.14 to 2020.03.21 Week 12
2020.03.21 to 2020.04.28 Week 13
2020.03.28 to 2020.04.04 Week 14
2020.04.04 to 2020.04.11 Week 15
2020.04.11 to 2020.04.18 Week 16
2020.04.18 to 2020.04.25 Week 17
• Standard Room in (double) (twin) (triple) accommodation.
• Lodge Accommodation – Breakfast.
• Guiding 1 to 6 Days Per Week by Certified Mountian Guide.
• Use of Avalanche Transceivers, Harness, Shovel, Backpack, Helmet.
• Stay in the hut-refuge-food-beverage
• Valid Travel Insurance.
• Lift Passes.
• Off-Piste Insurance.
• Transfers from/to Grenoble, Lyon and Geneve.
• Single Occupancy (addition 36 euros per night).
Note: Valid travel insurance is recommended! Please check your emergency medical evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage policy for trip cancellation or interruption of ski holiday, for any reimburses of travel costs and ski package during your stay due to sickness or injury. In general a Carte Neige and a valid UK EHIC should be sufficient for most on-snow related accidents costs, but medical costs are not extensive and it should not be seen as a replacement for insurance cover. All the mountain resque in the domain area of La Grave – La Meije is free of charges. If your guide and group decide to ski elsewhere to other surrounding ski area then La Grave i.e. ”Alp d’ Huez, Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre”. It is possible for an extra charge to the lift-pass fee — an off-piste insurance coverage! (A Carré/Carte Neige is instantly recognized by the French rescue and medical services and so any rescue costs incurred are automatically covered (i.e. you do not need to pay up front and claim back later).