The 2017 and 2018 Ski Touring page

Norway

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!

2 to 9 and 17 to the 23 of December 2017
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 or both.

13 to 20 January 2018, Val Devero Ski touring and snow shoeing
The perfect family holiday
Based in Crampiolo where Luca and Fiorella has welcomed us for many years now. Everyone in the family can enjoy a day out on skis or snow shoes. When Madam will use skis and Monsieur is not so keen and prefers snow shoeing, they can enjoy spending a week together in the wonderful Alpe Devero valley!
Olivier and Claire did it last year with a great succes.

18 to 25 February 2018, a week in the Spanish Pyrenees
Based in Venasque in a nice auberge, day tour to explore the highest part of the Pyrenees.

3 to 10 March 2018, The Lyngen Alps (Norway)
A wonderfull sea and mountains trip.
Using the Aztek Lady boat as a travelling hut,
we explore the islands and fjords…

23 of March to the 2 of April 2018, Georgia
A new ski touring trip to discover the Svateni high valley area and the local culture of Georgia.

14 to 21 of April 2018, Oisan tour de la Meije
Hut to hut tour on technical glacier terrain involving cramponing in steep couloirs.

7 to 15 of May 2018, Spitzbergen

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

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