The 2013 and 2014 Ski Touring page


In the Espace Killy and Worldwide

Jean Marc Pic and Olivier Carrere are the mainstays of Alpine Experience’s world wide ski touring and adventure programes. UIAGM certified French mountain guides as well as French qualified ski instructors.

In Val d’isère most groups have touring kit. A short “skin” provides a true backcountry adventure and keeps the groups versatile and prepared for any eventualities that touring kit provides.

“In winter, the untamed character of the mountains take on their full dimension; the snow wraps the summits in white and silence,
the light of a low sun creates unreal shadow and light…
Ski touring is without doubt the best way to explore these magical landscapes!
The steady climb allows you to gently take in your surroundings.
On the descent, the virgin snow offers herself just as she is :
if she’ s capricious, she demands your full attention and technical ability ;
if she’ s kind, then it’ s supreme happiness!
We have decided on a few essential ingredients to help you enjoy the adventure to the full : – small groups with a maximum of six people. – if a seventh person books, we add a second guide to make it easier for each person to go at their own pace, and to offer increased safety.
We prefer a convivial atmosphere to individual exploits!
Ski touring is a group activity in which mutual support and sharing are integral to the experience…..” Jean Marc and Olivier.

Here are some of our journeys planned!

8 to 22 December 2013: ski touring and off piste based in Val d’Isère.
A classical period based in Val d’Isère to start the season.
According to the conditions, day tours or off-piste.

25 January to the 1 of February 2014 Grimentz (Switzerland).
Day tours and off piste around Zinal, Grimentz, St Jean, Vercorin…
We will be based in the lovely and friendly Hôtel Moiry.

1 to 8 February 2014: a week in the high Pyrénées…!
This is now one of our classic weeks, always great and with plenty of good food!
Based in a gastronomic inn, we’ll take you on an exploration of our
Beautiful valleys: Cauteret, Gavarnie, Barèges…

21 to 28th of February & 28 Feb to the 7 March 2014: Norway “Lyngen Alps”
Day tours based on a comfortable boat in the Lyngen Alps.
One of our favourite destinations since 2000…

22 to 29 March 2014: Val Maira on the border between Italy and France,
close to the Larche pass. A nice traverse in comfortable and gastronomic gîtes.

6 to 15 of April 2014: Greenland, from Maniitsoq to the Eternity fjord.
Days trip from the boat “Minna Martek”, exploring and skiing in this fantastic landscape.

19 to 26 April 2014: Bernina (Switzerland).
Technical hut to hut tour on glacial environnent.

September 2014, Argentina Bariloche area.
Ski touring around Frey hut, ascent of Cerro Lopez, Tronador, Lanin.
A 12 days trip including travel.

For more program details and dates go to Jean Marc Pic’s and Olivier Carrere’s site here.

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