EXPERIENCE Ski touring
Half-day 'Freetouring' in Chazelet
Get a taste of ski touring with this half-day discovery of the off-piste in the Chazelet resort (only offered Monday - Friday)
This half-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), which faces la Meije and the surrounding glaciers and massif. Ski lifts are located on both sides of the valley behind the village of Chazelet, allowing us to do a few descents. Indeed, 'freetouring' involves using both ski lifts and skins, with short easy hikes on skis. We will go over the basics of ski touring techniques (how to put your skins on your skis, use your ski crampons, how to position the heel risers on your bindings for the way up, and more), and a few other important skills such as how to do kick turns. The slopes are east and west facing, allowing us to make the most of the snow quality, and we will enjoy fun easy descents through untracked snow on gentle wide open slopes.