EXPERIENCE Ski touring

The Combeynot Peaks

A true paradise for ski touring off the Col du Lautaret, where the snow tends to stay cold on the north facing slopes

The Combeynot peaks are part of the Écrins massif, easily accessible from the Col du Lautaret (2058m / 6,751ft). The Guisane river, a tributary to the Durance, has its source on the northern side of these peaks. The main summits are the Pic Ouest (3155m / 10,351ft), the Pic Est (3145m / 10,318ft) and Roc Noir (3112m / 10,209ft). This area is a real paradise for ski touring lovers: slopes are north-facing and the high elevation of the starting point provides great snow. On top of that, slopes are fairly steep, making it a very thrilling playground. We have the choice between several options, ranging from couloirs to more open slopes. If we decide to skin up to the Pic Est du Combeynot, the angle of the slope is sustained from the very beginning, the valley is steep and goes straight up. From its summit, the view of the Écrins massif is gorgeous and the descent is equally beautiful. As for the Pic Ouest du Combeynot, it is a classic itinerary of the area which remains snow-covered until late in the ski season. The final climb is especially steep, but it is worth every step of effort for the steep and sustained descent! Vertical: +/- 1100m (3,608ft)

HOW DIFFICULT WILL THE TRIP BE?

Beginner

You are able to descend a red piste in a ski area and you sometimes ski on the non-groomed edges of the piste. While climbing, you are able to walk between 3 to 4 hours with around 800m of gain.


WHAT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS DO I NEED?

Beginner

You are able to walk 2 to 4 hours with a light day backpack.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON EACH DAY?

  • Day
    1

    That day, your meeting time is at 8:45am at the guide office.

    You'll meet your guide and he will lend you the security gear (tranceiver, shovel, probe)

    Don't forget your back pack (30L)

    Your outing will be from 9am to 4pm.

    The program of the day depends on the snow conditions, weather forecast, your level, and your desires.

    You have to had a picnic (you will also pay the lunch for the guide).



98.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 8

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Price per person for a collective outing

370.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 4

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Group of 1 to 4 people for a private outing

405.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 6

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Group of 5 to 6 people for a private outing

434.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 8

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Group of 7 to 8 people for a private outing

Included

Outing with a certified mountain guide or instructor

Professional Civil Liability Insurance

Transceiver, shovel, probe, harness

Not included

Personal Accident Insurance

Appropriate clothing for your activity (long-johns, fleece/softshell jacket, down jacket, gore-tex jacket, ski pants, ski socks, warm hat, warm gloves, thin gloves)

Ski goggles, sunglasses, sunscreen

Water Bottle or thermos, food and snacks

Ski touring skis, skins, ski crampons, ski touring boots, poles

helmet

Avalanche airbag backpack

backpack that can fit your shovel and probe INSIDE the pack (around 35L)

Small first aid kit for your personal needs and that contains material in case of blisters

Picnic for during the day

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Contact Us

Address

Rn 1091 place du téléphérique,
05320 la grave France

Phone Number

+33 476 799 021