A not very committed glacial trek with accessible difficulties.
The ski touring trek into Maurienne is a real wild route with a good welcome of the wardens of refuges. A particularly snow-covered beautiful area of Savoie. That wild route is less visited than the big classic ones.
From mid-March to May depending on the snow conditions.
If you are alone and you wish to benefit a smaller price, you can participate in a group session.
Price of the group option:
945€ / person (guaranteed departure from 4 subscriptions)
Price of the private option:
2 participants : 1495€ / person
3 participants : 1115€ / person
5 participants : 825€ / person
* The price includes
- Supervision by a mountain guide
- half-board in the huts
* Le prix ne comprend pas
- drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
- your personal insurance
- transportation to the starting point
- your equipment
- everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »
For good skiers in good physical shape. Passes and summits with technical difficulties. You need to have some experience in skitouring. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the required level.
- We take the bare minimum of picknicks in the backpacks, we order them in the huts.
- Water during the meals is included.
- We prefer small groups.
The previous day Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office.
Day 1 D+ 960m/D- 0m
Departure from St-Gervais by car to go to Bonneval (1,800 m) (near 3h30). Ascent to Carro refuge (2,760 m), the highest spot of Savoie at the heart of a large mineral cirque.
Day 2 D+ 833m/D- 833m
From the refuge you will climb to the summit of the western Levanna (3,593 m) via Col des Pariotes (3,034 m). A return trip.
Day 3 D+ 1000m/D- 950m
From Carro refuge you will go to Col des Pariotes (3,034 m) and Col de Trièves (3,270 m). Crossing of Col du Grand Méan (3,253 m) on Mulinet glacier. Descent towards Col de la Disgrâce (3,050 m) and towards Evettes refuge (2,590 m). If the risk of avalanche is too high, the ascent to the refuge will be made via Ecot.
Day 4 D+ 1130m/D- 1430m
From the refuge you will get to Selle d’Albaron (3,474 m). From there you will follow a mixed ridge which leads to the summit (3,637 m). You will get to Colerin glacier via a small pass and then a series of steep slopes and big anticlinal valleys will enable to get to Avérole refuge (2,210 m).
Day 5 D+ 1453m/D- 1453m
From the refuge you will go to Col de l’Arberon (3,022 m), then to Ouille d’Arberon (3,563 m). A return descent to Plan de Ravallon before climbing along Vallettaz cliff which leads to Col d’Arbéron. Depending on the snow coverage you may need to use crampons on the ridge just under the summit. A very nice summit and beautiful descent for good skiers. A stunning view on the Alps and Italy.
Day 6 D+ 800m/D- 1212m
From Avérole refuge (2,210 m) several possible routes open up to you, the most known of which is the ascent of Col d’Arnès (3,012 m). You will take the way which climbs to Col d’Arnès and you will fork into the small valley towards Ouille d’Arbéron on the left side of Vallettaz crest. The climbing route will then appear with slopes of 25 to 30° on a short distance, then you will take a long flat to Col d’Arnès. A beautiful descent before coming back.
The elevation differences are approximate and may vary.
The guides could be led to change the program depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.
Bookings start from November.
To register, you can send us the registration form dated and signed with a deposit of 30% and the amount of optional insurance.
For any information, we invite you to contact us by mail or by phone at +33 (0) 4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or at +33 (0) 4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We will be able to guide you in the realization of your project.