Improvement on ski touring-Aravis Range

The Grand Bornand & La Clusaz Aravis Ski Resort region is a haven of peace in winter... Far from the fury of the great ski resorts, the discerning hiker will encounter chamois, ibex, variable hare, and if he looks up to the sky, the impressive bearded vulture! Blow, close your eyes, you will only hear your breath, and the silence of the mountain... It is in this kingdom of tranquility that our guides invite you to discover ski touring, through this rich and authentic heritage of the Grand Bornand valley. The Col de Balafrasse, facing East, is located in the Bargy mountain range, between the Pic de Jallouvre and the Pointe du Midi: an ideal position to admire the Aravis mountain range in front of it, and enjoy the soft colors of early morning ski!
Aravis - Bornes - Bauges
Intermediate
Full day
Reservation request
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Program

For this ski touring training session, our high mountain guides will take you to the Grand Bornand area and the Bargy. Located about 30 km from Annecy, the resort of Grand Bornand is ideal for nature lovers and ski mountaineers!

Depending on your experience and the level of the group, the guide will adapt the outing in order to give you all the keys to help you progress in your technique, both up and down. The main objective of this ski touring trip is obviously to have fun and also to find the best snow for the descent! As a connoisseur and expert of the ski area, the guide will choose an ideal ski touring itinerary to enable you to make the most of the slopes and combes that this sector of the Bornes-Aravis-Bargy massif offers. The Col de Balafrasse, the Col du Rasoir or the Tête d'Auferrand could be the best objectives depending on the local snow conditions and the weather.

For a successful improvement outing, you will evolve on slopes of about 35°, with differences in altitude of up to 1000 meters. The guide in charge of the group will take the time to review all the techniques that will allow you to progress in downhill skiing but also to pass on his precious knowledge concerning the observation of the terrain, the quality of the snow etc. Once you have acquired this knowledge you will be able to extend your experience with more difficult outings!


Level required for this session: Level 2 - INTERMEDIATE.

Any doubts about your level of ski touring or off-piste skiing? Check out our page for all the detailed information from the office guides.

 


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Improvement on ski touring-Aravis Range

The price includes
Supervision by a high mountain guide
The eventual loan of avalanche safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe)
The price doesn't includes
Transport and parking
Personal insurance
Food and beverages
Ski equipment
Everything that is not included in the "price includes"
Group
COLLECTIVE SESSION :
Confirmed outing only from 4 people booked per session. Maximum 6 people/guide.
Required gear
Complete ski touring equipment: skis, ski boots, poles, skins
Backpack for your personal belongings
A shovel and probe if you have them.
Water and snacks
Warm clothing and sunglasses and/or ski mask
Time and meeting point
Meeting at 8:30 am on the car park of the bus station of Thônes - We will carpool to the departure of the outing in the Aravis massif (la Clusaz, Grand Bornand) or in the Bornes massif
Important note
If you need to hire your ski touring equipment, make sure that the equipment is available BEFORE you make your booking (risk of unavailability during busy periods at weekends and during school holidays)

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Meeting place
Thônes - bus station car park
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