Ski touring trip in Aravis range

The Aravis massif is located in the northern Pre-Alps, it is a range of limestone mountains whose highest point is the Pointe Percée at 2752 m. A relief mixing vast limestone lapiaz and magnificent coniferous forests. The Aravis mountain range is known for its two famous ski resorts, La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand, two villages with a typical Haute-Savoie atmosphere, and for many it is a ski touring paradise! Large valleys sheltered from the wind with a superb panorama on the Mont-Blanc and a country where it is "good to live", cradle of the farmhouse Reblochon, a cheese of world fame!
Refuge Dze la Voye
Intermediate
3 days / 2 nights
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Ski touring in the heart of French Alps

Our high mountain guides offer you a ski touring holiday in the heart of nature, entirely adaptable to your wishes and your level of skiing. Whether you're looking for an up and down descent or a ski mountaineering experience on the Aravis ridges, there's something for everyone!

 

Typical schedule for intermediate skiers:

Day 1: Meeting at 9am at the Refuge de la Voye - Welcome by your guide. Training on avalanche safety and the use of rescue equipment. Departure for a mild acclimatization hike, +/-700m of ascent.

Day 2: Departure for one of the most beautiful rides in the area: La Mandallaz, south-west side, with an altitude of 2277 meters and D+ 1170m. This superb summit offers many variations for the descent on the snowy slopes. If you still have energy, it is possible to continue the climb to the Tête de l'Aulp for an even longer descent.

Day 3: Last day on the southern tip of the Etale (alt. 2400m) via the Alpage de Tardevant, a real wild valley with 1340 m of positive difference in altitude. This is the perfect way to end this break in the Aravis with one of the most aesthetic descents of the massif.

And for an absolute break in these great snowy spaces, you will be accommodated at the Refuge De la Voye. Located in the mountains of Manigod, this former mountain farm is the ideal place to start your ski touring days. And because effort rhymes with comfort, the refuge is of course equipped with a swimming pool and a sauna to recharge your batteries after those sportive days!

Rates are given as an indication and are likely to change according to the high/low season and availability at the time of booking.


Level required for this trip: Level 2 - INTERMEDIATE.

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


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Ski touring trip in Aravis range

The price includes
Supervision by a U.I.A.G.M. high mountain guide
2 nights at the Refuge D'Ze la Voye (twin, triple or family room depending on availability at the time of booking)
Breakfast, swimming pool and sauna access included
Picnic lunch on D2 and D3
Loan of a DVA kit (transceiver, shovel, probe) if necessary (bring your own equipment if necessary)
The price doesn't include
Mountain rescue, search and repatriation insurance.
Insurance for cancellation/interruption of stay/luggage
Transfers to the hut and to any outings
Room option (single, extra during the Christmas period), subject to availability at the time of booking
Dinners, drinks, snacks and extras
Ski pass if conditions do not allow ski touring
Everything that is not mentioned in the "price includes
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 point at 9am on day 1 at the Refuge D'Ze la Voye, "Sous l'Aiguille" in Manigod.
Group
Group of 1 to 6 people maximum / guide
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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